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Capitalizing on innovation potential can drive sustainable growth in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus: UNECE study

The six economies in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine - have grown rapidly following a rocky and difficult transition from centrally planned to market economies over the past decades.…

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Использование инновационного потенциала может способствовать устойчивому развитию в Восточной Европе и Южном Кавказе: исследование Европейской Экономической Комиссии ООН

Шесть государств Восточной Европы и Южного Кавказа - Армения, Азербайджан, Беларусь, Грузия, Республика Молдова и Украина – достигли бурного роста после неустойчивого и трудного перехода от плановой к рыночной экономике за последние десятилетия. Такие страны, как Грузия,…

UNECE welcomes ratification of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers by Italy

On 23 November 2020, Italy became the thirty-eighth Party to the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus…

Recommendations of Third Environmental Performance Review will help Romania towards advance sustainable development

UNECE’s Committee on Environmental Policy adopted the Recommendations of the Third Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Romania on 10 November 2020.  

The Third EPR of Romania assessed progress made in the environmental performance of the…

Central Asian countries strengthen cooperation to support sustainable economic recovery post-COVID-19

Countries participating in the United Nations Special Programme for Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) have recognized the need for a more integrated approach towards structural economic transformation in order to build back better while staying on track to achieve the…

UNECE provides recommendations to support car sharing and carpooling in Central Asia’s green mobility shift

Car sharing and carpooling are two of the most visible and rapidly evolving areas in the shift towards sustainable mobility and could support Central Asian countries’ sustainable post-pandemic recovery, according to a new UNECE study. Shared mobility initiatives can…

Massive ad-hoc wood removals dominate Forest Products Markets in 2019 and 2020

As governments worldwide impose lockdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus, many industries are expected to suffer the consequences. The forest sector is no exception, and this comes after couple of particularly tough years marked by a rise in pest…

Remember, support and act on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, urges UN Road Safety Fund

In 2020, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims pays tribute to the dedicated efforts of emergency crews, police and medical professionals, who deal daily with the traumatic aftermath of road crashes.

As we enter a new Decade of…

UNECE supports five countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia to develop national sets of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management

In the eight countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia, 28.8 million hectares of existing forests and other wooded land are particularly vulnerable to climate change, biodiversity loss and degradation of ecosystems. To address these challenges, these countries have made…

COVID-19 crisis shows the specific needs of older persons must receive more attention in emergencies

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of older persons, who have borne the brunt of severe illness and mortality as well as of acute loneliness and isolation. Up to September 2020, nearly 9 out of 10 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the UNECE region…

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Improving diversity and public perception of forest sector workforce for green recovery

According to a new study published by the UNECE and FAO, altogether almost 4.3 million people work across the forest sector of North America, Europe and Central Asia; predominantly in Europe (51 percent), the United States and Canada (29 percent), the Russian Federation (14 percent) and Turkey (…

Improving diversity and public perception of forest sector workforce for green recovery

According to a new study published by the UNECE and FAO, altogether almost 4.3 million people work across the forest sector of North America, Europe and Central Asia; predominantly in Europe (51 percent), the United States and Canada (29 percent), the Russian Federation (…

In-vehicle pollution: UNECE recommendation updated to measure harmful exhaust gases entering the cabin

Vehicles’ interior air quality has steadily improved over the last decade, with the use of materials emitting less toxic components into the air.

The updated recommendation adopted today by UNECE’s World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle…

UN Road Safety Fund to support regulation of used vehicles in West and East Africa

The UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) is launching a project to regulate the export and import of used vehicles in West and East Africa, in countries such as Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire or Uganda .  The "Safer and cleaner used vehicles for Africa" initiative will put in place…

Finland issues guidelines for application of UNFC for harmonised natural resource management

The availability of natural resources is at the core of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) is a global standard for the sustainable management of all energy and mineral resources in alignment…

UNECE calls upon Uzbekistan to use the recommendations of its Environmental Performance Review for designing its green recovery policies in the aftermath of COVID-19

Rich in natural gas, gold, uranium and other mineral resources, Uzbekistan actively attracts international investments, implements large infrastructure projects and is confronted with difficult choices in finding a way to long-term growth based on climate-friendly…

ЕЭК ООН призывает Узбекистан использовать рекомендации Обзора результативности экологической деятельности при разработке политики «зеленого восстановления» от последствий COVID-19

Обладая богатыми запасами природного газа, золота, урана и других полезных ископаемых, Узбекистан активно привлекает международные инвестиции, реализует крупные инфраструктурные проекты и сталкивается с необходимостью непростого выбора в поиске возможностей для…

UNECE launches handbook on sustainable urban mobility and spatial planning to help steer cities’ green recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted urban mobility, and has raised fundamental questions about its future role at the heart of urban development. As cities step up efforts to make post-pandemic mobility more sustainable and efficient, UNECE has issued a new…

La CEE-ONU lance un manuel sur la mobilité urbaine durable et l'aménagement du territoire pour aider à piloter la reprise verte des villes

La pandémie de COVID-19 a profondément impacté la mobilité urbaine et a soulevé des questions fondamentales sur son futur rôle au cœur du développement urbain. Alors que les villes redoublent d’efforts pour rendre la mobilité post-pandémie plus durable et plus efficace,…

ЕЭК ООН выпускает Руководство по устойчивой городской мобильности и пространственному планированию, чтобы помочь стимулировать экологическое восстановление городов

Пандемия COVID-19 сильно повлияла на мобильность в городах и подняла фундаментальные вопросы о ее будущей роли в центре городского развития. По мере того, как города активизируют усилия по повышению устойчивости и эффективности пост-пандемической мобильности, ЕЭК ООН…