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UNEP invites EU Environment Ministers to engage further towards successful outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations

Brussels, December 2014 - UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner has congratulated the EU Ministers on the adoption of Council Conclusions on Post 2015 on 16 December. He acknowledged the constructive role played by the EU in supporting and shaping of the Post 2015 agenda. More

Partner cities of CoMO-EAST project establish energy efficiency action plans

Balti, Moldova, 4 December 2014 – On 2 December, the final meeting took place of the EU-financed project “Sustainable Energy Planning in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus –Towards the Covenant of Mayors” (CoMO-EAST). Representatives of the 3 partner cities of the project – Vinnytsya in Ukraine, Balti in Moldova and the old town of Baku (Icherisheher) in Azerbaijan – and representatives of the EU, UNEP, the EU delegation in Moldova, the Moldovan government and municipalities and CoMO-EAST experts came together to evaluate the project achievements. More

Waste management, climate change adaptation and green economy on the menu for Central Asian countries and UNEP

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 28 November – Today, at the ministerial meeting of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development of Central Asia (ICSD), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted key decisions aiming at reinforcing sustainable development in the region. More

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