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UNECE Air Convention agrees on guidance for further emission reductions across sectors and stronger international cooperation to benefit human health, climate and biodiversity

Almost 2 years into the pandemic, we have all experienced long and repeated lockdowns. Recent news from New Delhi, however, tell us that the city has gone into another lockdown – this time because of heavy air pollution.  

Winter is also the season when air pollution problems in the…

Statistiques Officielles Design

Strong legal frameworks lie at the heart of trustworthy, reliable official statistics

When we read or hear official figures, such as the rate of inflation, the level of unemployment or the size of our country’s population, we expect to be able to trust in the accuracy of these figures. We want to be able to use them with confidence to inform our decisions.

We also expect…

Mine tailing industrial accidents

Tajikistan launches inter-institutional working group to strengthen mine tailings safety and prevent water pollution, with UNECE support

Today, the Inaugural Meeting of the Working Group on Tailings Safety and the Prevention of Accidental Water Pollution (IIWG) took place in Tajikistan, bringing together representatives of different national authorities, operators, international institutions and interested specialists to…

Mine tailing industrial accidents

Таджикистан при поддержке ЕЭК ООН создает межведомственную рабочую группу по повышению безопасности хвостохранилищ и предотвращению загрязнения вод

Сегодня в Таджикистане состоялась Инаугурационная встреча Рабочей группы по безопасности хвостохранилищ и предотвращению аварийного загрязнения вод (МРГ), в которой приняли участие представители различных национальных органов власти, операторов, международных учреждений и заинтересованные…

Truck on highway

UN regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) extended to trucks, buses and coaches

The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) has adopted an amendment to a United Nations Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) that lays down the technical requirements for their use in heavy vehicles including trucks, buses and coaches. This step marks the…

UN CEFACT

Europe and Central Asia are steadily progressing in their trade facilitation journey despite the COVID-19 push back

The trade facilitation performance of 44 UNECE member States has improved from 72 per cent in 2019 to 76 per cent in 2021, according to the Regional Report on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2021 released today. The report contains the results from the United Nations Global Survey on…

Forests

Joint UNECE-FAO sessions focus on future of European forests

Protecting and restoring forests, as well as unlocking their potential to ensure livelihoods, green development, and a more sustainable outlook for humanity, were key points discussed during European Forest Week and Foresta2021 by the Joint Session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the…

Forests

UNECE/FAO Forest Sector Outlook Study calls for a holistic policy approach to achieve climate goals

The impacts of climate change on forests will be profound. Yet global emissions reduction models rely on the ability for forests to both sequester carbon and scale up production of innovative new products that can replace emissions-intensive materials used in construction, textiles and energy…

wind turbines

Auctions and net metering to drive the uptake of renewables in Serbia

The renewable energy sector in Serbia is preparing for the first round of renewable energy auctions for the provision of renewable electricity. In view of the country’s potential, a large number of bidders are expected to take part in these pilot auctions for a total capacity of 400 MW. This new…

SPECA meeting Tashkent

Tashkent meetings breathe new air into SPECA by bolstering sustainable connectivity for a greener, circular and inclusive economy

SPECA countries have experienced the effects of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic on key aspects of economic development and cooperation, with negative consequences for sustainable development. COVID-19 related restrictions and border…