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March 21, 2009

Project address BiH water sector

  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is experiencing some serious water sector-related difficulties, due mostly to poorly developed capacities and infrastructure, but also to an assortment of socioeconomic and institutional shortcomings. A new REC project (Support to the Public Regional Communal Service Company and Four Municipalities in BiH) aims to bring about more efficient...

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Second round of DRP grants extended to 62 NGOs
March 21, 2009

Second round of DRP grants extended to 62 NGOs

  As part of the second round of DRP grants, 62 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) affiliated with the Danube River and its tributaries received USD 636,000 within the framework of the Danube Regional Project (DRP), with support from the United Nations Development Program/Global Environmental Facility (UNDP/GEF). The grants have enabled these NGOs to facilitate the...

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Bulgarian NGO delivers Osam response
March 21, 2009

Bulgarian NGO delivers Osam response

Concluding in December 2006, five demonstration projects were conducted at Danube "hot spots" — areas identified by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) as having exceptionally high levels of pollution. With very modest funding, these projects yielded generous results within a relatively short time. A Bulgarian NGO, Ecomission 21st...

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March 20, 2009

UNDP-GEF project encourages free flow of information

Citizens who want to know more about water pollution in their countries have a great deal of difficulty tracking down such information, as water-related data tends to be widely dispersed among many ministries and government offices at federal, entity, regional and local levels. Information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) might, for example, be hiding inside any of 324 separate...

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Happy together
February 26, 2009

Happy together

Celebrating a decade of history, the Aarhus Convention has a fresh agenda 

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February 26, 2009

Five Balkan CSOs awarded regional SECTOR grants

In order to promote urban sustainability in South Eastern Europe (SEE), the REC, with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), recently awarded EUR 174,000 in regional grants to five civil society organisations operating in the region. The awards for grant proposals are provided within the framework of the REC's SECTOR...

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February 26, 2009

Opening of new conference centre sets regional precedent

The REC's newly constructed zero CO2 emissions conference centre was unveiled during a June 27 opening ceremony at the organisation's head office in Szentendre, Hungary. Funded primarily by the Italian Ministry of Environment, the centre received considerable additional support from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Local businesses also contributed towards the project,...

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