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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 25 November 2014: In the context of the ICSD Conference, held in Dushanbe from 24-28 November, UNEP together with its collaborating centre GRID-Arendal and the Regional Mountain Centre for Central Asia (RMCCA) organised a Mountain Workshop on climate change and adaptation in the Central Asia mountains. Read more
Chisinau - Moldova: Within the framework of the “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) Project, a workshop was organized on 18th November to present a study on public procurement of organic food products in the Republic of Moldova. The results of the study show a high potential to move towards a more sustainable society in Moldova. Read more
Boyan Slat, founder of the innovative The Ocean Cleanup initiative, and Eminent Environmental Scientist Sir Robert Watson were announced as the winners of UNEP's 2014 Champions of the Earth. The Inspiration and Action award was awarded to Boyan Slat for his inspirational efforts to mobilize support to rid the ocean of marine litter. Sir Robert Watson receives the Science and Innovation Award for promoting the science behind ozone depletion, global warming and the impacts of biodiversity loss. Read more
Frequent floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina prove that there is a window of opportunity for addressing disaster risk, for example, by improving data accuracy and the capacity of expert government agencies in rapid assessment and response.
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