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List of Press Releases - 2014-12

Cycling can create at least 76 600 jobs and save 10 000 lives every year in major European cities (14 April 2014)

Over 76 600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport every year and 10 000 lives would be saved if major European cities[1] reached the cycling modal share of Copenhagen. This is the conclusion of a new publication released today by UNECE and the WHO Regional Office ...
Belarus and Ukraine successfully completed the first pilot project on post-project analysis under the UNECE Espoo Convention (11 April 2014)

On Tuesday 15 April, the results of the first pilot project on post-project analysis under the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) will be presented and discussed in a subregional conference in Minsk. UNECE, together with the United ...
European Ministers of Transport, Health and Environment gather in Paris to agree common actions for healthy and sustainable mobility (14-16 April) (08 April 2014)

The Fourth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment (4HLM) will be held in Paris from 14-16 April, hosted by the Government of France, under the auspices of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP). Run jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission ...
Turkmenistan to develop road map on integrated water resources management within the framework of UNECE Water Convention (07 April 2014)

On 3 April 2014 in Ashgabad, the Steering Committee of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on water resources management decided to develop a road map for implementation of the principles of integrated water resource management in Turkmenistan. Around 40 representatives of different stakeholders ...
UNECE develops cooperation on information management with Ministers of Environment in Central Asia (07 April 2014)

On 3 April in Dushanbe, Tajikistan the Inter-State Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD) composed of Ministers of the Environment of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted a decision inviting UNECE to provide assistance to the institutional and legal ...
UNECE helped to complete another phase of Kyrgyzstan’s Chu Basin Management Plan  (20 March 2014)

On Thursday, 20 March, the Steering Committee of the Kyrgyz National Policy Dialogue on water resources discussed an expert assessment of the state of water reservoirs in the basin, along with a wide range of policies and projects in field of water. The United Nations Economic Commission for ...
UNECE and the International Sava River Basin Commission launch nexus assessment to promote intersectoral coordination on natural resources management  (06 March 2014)

On Tuesday, 4 March 2014, a three-day workshop started in Zagreb, Croatia, to assess the intersectoral and transboundary aspects of managing the water, land, ecosystem and energy resources of the Sava River Basin. Some 50 representatives of the relevant ministries and various interest groups from ...
Switzerland joins the Aarhus Convention and its amendment on genetically modified organisms (05 March 2014)

On 3 March 2014, Switzerland ratified the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and its amendment on genetically modified organisms (GMO ...
UNECE supports transboundary water cooperation between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan with new knowledge on climate change and a new water management project (27 February 2014)

On 27 and 28 February in Bishkek the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bishkek Office and the national Kyrgyz authorities organized two meetings in support of the development of transboundary water cooperation between Kazakhstan ...
UNECE to help Azerbaijan finalize its water sector strategy  (27 January 2014)

At a 23 January 2014 meeting in Baku, key stakeholders of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) Steering Committee of Azerbaijan agreed to finalize the State water strategy within the next few months. Development of the strategy has been supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe ...
UNECE assists Azerbaijan and Georgia to make another step towards sustainable management of the Kura River Basin (17 January 2014)

On Thursday, 16 January 2014, representatives of Azerbaijan and Georgia met in Baku to negotiate the text of a draft bilateral agreement on the shared water resources of the Kura River Basin as part of a joint United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) - Organization for Security and ...
The Republic of Moldova joins the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers  (08 January 2014)

Published: 8 January 2014 On 23 December 2013, the Republic of Moldova became the thirty-third Party to ratify the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Kyiv Protocol) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in ...

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