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Countries in the eastern UNECE region can play a leading role in CO2 storage, according to new study

Countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia host significant potential for CO2 storage. Using publicly available data, the analysis by geological experts identifies for the first time storage potential in oil reservoirs in excess of 62,000 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2  in the …

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Selon une nouvelle étude, les pays de la région orientale de la CEE-ONU pourraient jouer un rôle de premier plan dans le stockage du CO2

Les pays d'Europe orientale, du Caucase et d'Asie centrale recèlent un important potentiel de stockage du CO2. En utilisant des données publiques, l'analyse de géologues a identifié pour la première fois un potentiel de stockage dans des gisements de pétrole de plus de 62 000 millions de tonnes…

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Согласно новому исследованию ЕЭК ООН, страны восточного региона ЕЭК ООН могут играть ведущую роль в хранении CO2

Страны Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии обладают значительным потенциалом для хранения СО2. Анализ, проведенный экспертами-геологами с использованием общедоступных данных, впервые определяет потенциал хранения в нефтяных резервуарах, превышающий 62 000 миллионов тонн (Мт) CO2 в…

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UNECE’s Regional Forum 2021 highlights SDGs as a compass to recover better

How can the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide us to recover better? At the 2021 Regional Forum, more than 1,400 key stakeholders connected virtually during 7 days of action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From 10-18 March 2021, changemakers from all parts of the UNECE…

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UNECE launches training on the use of international standards to help MSMEs recover better from COVID-19

Every crisis contains the seeds of opportunity and growth, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. International standards provide powerful tools for bolstering economic resilience, while enabling enterprises to improve their productive capacity.  Given their extensive…

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UNECE launches new data platform for forests in the region

According to the most recent Forest Resources Assessment report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FRA2020), the UNECE region has been one of few regions where forest area has increased over the last three decades, up by 33.5 million hectares. This puts…

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Forests in a nutshell: discover the lesser-known story behind some of your favourite dishes on International Day of Forests!

For most of early history, humans obtained their food by hunting and collecting wild plants in grasslands and forests. Nowadays, the conversion of forest land to land for agriculture is the single largest driver of deforestation worldwide, contributing to climate change and biodiversity loss on…

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ЕЭК ООН запускает русскоязычную версию Панели данных по ЦУР

Информационная панель ЕЭК ООН по Целям устойчивого развития (ЦУР) теперь доступна и на русском языке, тем самым расширив спектр пользователей со всего региона, которые могут легко получить к ней доступ. Англоязычная версия информационной панели была запущенна в 2020 году и объединяет доступные…

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UNECE launches Russian language version of Dashboard for SDGs

UNECE’s Dashboard for SDGs is now available in Russian, broadening the spectrum of constituents from across the region who can now access it with ease. The dashboard, launched in English in 2020, brings together available data for the 56 UNECE member States to provide a regional perspective on…

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UNECE launches podcast series on sustainable cities

Cities are growing fast. Half the world’s population already lives in urban areas and another 2.5 billion are expected to be living in cities by 2050. In 2015, the international community set the goal of making cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” by 2030 (Sustainable Development…

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UNECE calls on countries to integrate ageing into all areas of policymaking

The Guidelines launched today by UNECE call for the development of a Strategic Framework for Mainstreaming Ageing to ensure its systematic consideration and integration in public policies.

By 2050, about one in every four persons in the UNECE region will be over the age of 65.…

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On target? UNECE report highlights need for strengthened commitment to achieve SDGS in the region by 2030

If the UNECE region follows current trends, by 2030 it will achieve only 23 of the 169 SDG targets. However, only 89 targets can be assessed while for the remaining 80, no assessment can be made due to insufficient data.

For 57 targets, progress…

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En bonne voie ? Un rapport de la CEE-ONU souligne la nécessité d'un engagement renforcé pour atteindre les ODD dans la région d'ici 2030

Si la région de la CEE-ONU suit les tendances actuelles, d'ici 2030, elle n'atteindra que 23 des 169 cibles des ODD. Cependant, seules 89 cibles peuvent être évaluées, tandis que pour les 80 autres, aucune évaluation ne peut être faite en raison de données insuffisantes. 

Pour 57 cibles…

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Достаточно нацелены? В отчете ЕЭК ООН подчеркивается необходимость укрепления усилий региона для достижения целей устойчивого развития до 2030 года

Если регион ЕЭК ООН будет следовать текущим тенденциям, то к 2030 году будут достигнуты только 23 из 169 задач ЦУР. Однако, при нынешнем положении вещей, можно оценить только 89 задач, в то время как по оставшимся 80 оценка не может быть проведена из-за недостаточности данных. 

Если мы…

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El nuevo informe de la CEPE destaca la necesidad de reforzar el compromiso para alcanzar los ODS en la región europea en 2030

Si la región de la CEPE sigue las tendencias actuales, en 2030 sólo alcanzará 23 de las 169 metas de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Cabe subrayar que sólo pueden evaluarse 89 metas, mientras que las 80 restantes no pueden evaluarse por falta de datos. 

Para 57 metas, es…

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Entry into force of legal provisions paves way for complete digitalization of the TIR Convention

The legal provisions providing the legal basis for the complete digitalization of the United Nations TIR Convention (the so-called eTIR) - the only global customs transit system, facilitating trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across borders –will enter into force on 25 May 2021…

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Many more operational arrangements for transboundary water cooperation needed across the world, shows 2021 UN-Water SDG6 progress report

Across the world, 153 countries share rivers, lakes and aquifers. Transboundary basins cover more than half of the Earth’s land surface, account for an estimated 60 per cent of global freshwater flow and are home to more than 40 per cent of the world’s population. Transboundary water cooperation…

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UNECE, FAO and Forest Europe join forces to promote green jobs in the forest sector

Recent trends suggest that the forest sector workforce across the UNECE region is facing considerable challenges. These include an ageing workforce, underrepresentation of women and minorities, as well as declining job opportunities as a result of increased mechanization, reorganization of…

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UNECE and LIUC University in Italy join forces on sustainable finance for infrastructure and smart cities with new Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence

UNECE and LIUC – Cattaneo University have agreed to establish a Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence to advance sustainable finance for infrastructure and smart cities. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNECE joins forces with an expert institution in sustainable finance to…

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Carbon capture, use and storage is needed urgently to meet carbon neutrality targets, according to UNECE report

A new report from the United Nations warns that time is running out to deliver on the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and calls for rapid deployment of carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) to meet carbon neutrality targets. 

Carbon capture use and storage…