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Meetings of the Parties to UNECE Treaties on Environmental Assessment mark thirty years of achievements under the Espoo Convention

Strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context have an important role to play in helping countries to achieve a sustainable and green post-COVID-19 economic recovery. This was one of the important messages at the Meetings…

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Strengthening innovation policy governance is essential in supporting sustainable development in Ukraine, according to new UNECE study

Ukraine, like the other five countries in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova - has grown rapidly following a rocky and difficult transition from a centrally planned to a market economy over the past…

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FeedUP@UN to help address food loss and waste

Understanding when, where and why perfectly edible food drops out of our food supply chains even in the most food insecure countries is one of the challenges of our times. With one third of food produced for human consumption lost and wasted every year globally and over 820…

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CoP-11 to the Industrial Accidents Convention steering the industrial safety community into the next decade, prepared towards achieving Agenda 2030

The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to UNECE’s Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention), drawing to a close today, took place from 7-9 December 2020 – for the first time, in a hybrid form, in view of…

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Policy brief highlights the benefits of strengthening transboundary water cooperation in North Western Sahara Aquifer System shared by Algeria, Libya and Tunisia

Covering an area of approximately 1 million km2, the North Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) basin is an essential water resource for 4.6 million people in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya (2.04 million in Algeria, 1.48 million in Libya, 0.7 million in Tunisia).

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Conference of the Parties to the Industrial Accidents Convention helps strengthen mine tailings safety

For many countries, mining is an important industry in terms of economic and social development. Mining activities however generate hazardous waste that is commonly stored in ponds or tailings, often referred to as tailings management facilities (TMFs). Failures at TMFs…

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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…