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Source de l'oeil bleu en Albanie

Albania identifies key sustainability challenges and opportunities using UNECE’s Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus approach

Economic and social development in Albania crucially depends on the availability and good quality of water, land, forest and environmental resources, which are, however, under increasing pressure, including from climate change. An online consultation on the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus in…

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UNECE suggests policy initiatives to foster Women Entrepreneurship in Natural Resource Management

Micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and women-led MSMEs in particular, have been especially vulnerable to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. However, the crisis has also caused a dramatic shift in the business-as-usual approach and paved the way for innovations, green growth,…

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Enabling experimentation and strengthening innovation governance in Belarus is essential for sustainable development, according to new UNECE study

Like other countries of Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC), Belarus has undergone a transition from a centrally planned to a market economy over the past three decades. This transition has stagnated, as current growth drivers wane. Systematic institutional constraints…

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Armenia addresses COVID-19 impact on businesses through streamlined trade procedures and upgraded quality infrastructure: UNECE study proposes measures for supporting further efforts

Armenia has used non-tariff measures (NTMs) to contain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and other supply chain actors. However, the Government’s ability to unleash the full efficiency potential of support measures and NTMs was undermined by capacity shortfalls in the areas of…

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The EIB and UNECE establish an Information Repository of good practices and lessons learned in land-use planning and industrial safety

The new repository will help address disaster risks in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development It consolidates good practices and lessons learned over the past decade in Europe and beyond in the fields of land-use planning and industrial safety

Disasters caused by natural hazards…

Peace bridge in Tbilisi, Georgia

Sustaining reform momentum will help Georgia harness innovation to move up the value chain and reach its sustainable development objectives, new UNECE findings show

Georgia went through a difficult first decade of transition after independence in 1991, facing one of the deepest economic slumps in recent history. 2003, however, marked a turning point, triggering reforms that turned Georgia into one of the most open, well-governed transition economies in the…

Chisinau, Moldova

Facilitating mobility and linkages between innovation stakeholders is important for sustainable, long-term growth in the Republic of Moldova, according to new UNECE study

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

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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…

wasted food in a garbage can

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).

man made reservoir by an industrial site

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…