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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. This
The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which among other areas is responsible for the development of the country’s environmental policy, has presented amendments to the national environmental legislation. The purpose of the amendments is to introduce modern environmental assessment
Food waste, ecosystem services and green public procurement among pledged topics forming new Batumi Initiative on Green EconomyCountries and stakeholders from the pan-European region have today agreed on a roadmap to speed up the transition to a Green Economy between now and 2030 and made an
Ammonia emissions into the air is a major threat to human health, causing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Atmospheric ammonia is also a significant source of acidification and excess nutrient loading, causing loss of biodiversity in many of the most vulnerable ecosystems. This calls for
As of 20 June 2012, Ireland has become the latest country to ratify the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its amendment on genetically
Sven Alkalaj, UNECE Executive Secretary, was one of the keynote speakers at the event Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance, organized by the World Resources Institute in cooperation with UNECE and other partners on 19 June in Rio.This full-day event
GenevaTo celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment and the tenth anniversary of the European Union Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive, some 250 international experts
GenevaThe 7th “Environment for Europe” (EfE) Ministerial Conference, held in Astana from 21 to 23 September 2011, concluded on the commitment by the Governments of the UNECE region to take the lead in the transition to a green economy. The Conference gathered more than 1,500 participants, from
The 7th Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” will open on 21 September in Astana. More than 800 participants will discuss the two main themes for the Conference: Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems; and Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into
GenevaAs part of the preparations of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, UNESCO and UNECE, together with the Collegium International, co-host the UNESCO Future Forum and UNECE Public-Private Roundtable on Green Economy on the theme Challenges