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EU4Environment supports Moldova’s commitment to addressing ‎environmental impacts of its economic growth ‎

Environmental assessments are tools that benefit people and nature. Their use ensures the soundness and transparency of economic and territorial planning decisions, preventing damage to the environment and health from economic growth. The Republic of Moldova committed to apply strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA), including in a transboundary context.

North Macedonia on path to sustainable development but must step up efforts on air quality and waste management, says UNECE Environmental Performance Review

Over the past eight years, North Macedonia has taken important strides in improving its environmental performance in several areas, including reducing its dependence on fossil fuels to generate electricity in favour of renewables, and strengthening waste and chemicals management.

UNECE and Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development strengthen cooperation for environmental protection in Central Asia

The countries of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - are facing an increased vulnerability of natural ecosystems. Yet, the socio-economic development of these countries is very much dependent on natural resources, particularly those – such as water resources - with a transboundary nature.

Entry into force of amended Gothenburg Protocol is landmark for clean air and climate action

Air pollution kills 7 million people every year according to WHO data. It is by far the world’s largest single environmental health risk and a leading cause of death by cancer. Air pollution is also closely linked to climate change and is a major cause of environmental degradation, threatening almost two-thirds of Europe’s ecosystems.

UNECE becomes strategic partner of the 2021 World Water Forum in Dakar

Political authorities and water stakeholders from all over the world will gather in Dakar in March 2021 for the ninth World Water Forum under the theme "Water Security for Peace and Development". The Forum, co-organized by the Government of Senegal and the World Water Council, will for the first time be held in sub-Saharan Africa. 

UNECE to further support Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to strengthen environmental assessment through USD 2.6m EU-funded initiative

UNECE will support Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to further enhance strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) to prevent and mitigate damage to the environment and health from economic growth.

Let’s not wait for another deadly dam failure: UNECE guidelines can improve safety

Another tragic industrial accident hit Brazil on 25 January 2019 when the Brumadinho dam failed at an iron ore mine in the South East of the country, killing over 65 persons with roughly 300 still missing. This comes just over 3 years since the Bento Rodrigues dam collapse in the country.