The Sofia “Environment for Europe” Conference was a milestone in the quest for a sustainable Europe. Many of the resources and much of the time and energy that are available for environmental protection in Central and Eastern Europe were diverted to prepare for this, the largest environmental conference since Rio. The results were impressive. Environment ministers from around the world, with the help of businesses and NGOs, adopted the Guidelines on Public Participation and Access to Information, the Environmental Programme for Europe, a comprehensive Ministerial Declaration and a strategy to preserve Europe’s waning biodiversity. And because the Regional Environmental Center continues to play such a significant role in both this conference and the entire “Environment for Europe” process, we have selected “The Road to Sofia” as the theme for our 1995 Annual Report.
Annual Report 1995: The Road to Sofia
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