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List of Press Releases - 2012-6

UNECE welcomes ratification by Ireland of the Aarhus Convention, its amendment on genetically modified organisms and its Protocol on PRTRs (21 June 2012)

As of 20 June 2012, Ireland has become the latest country to ratify the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its amendment on ...
UNECE celebrates 10 years of implementation of Principle 10 (19 June 2012)

Sven Alkalaj, UNECE Executive Secretary, was one of the keynote speakers at the event Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance, organized by the World Resources Institute in cooperation with UNECE and other partners on 19 June in Rio. This full-day event ...
UNECE at Rio+20 (15 June 2012)

UNECE will participate actively in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June 2012.  A compact UNECE delegation, led by Executive Secretary Sven Alkalaj, will showcase how UNECE is already working to make the Green Economy concept ...
Exploring approaches for greening homes (16 April 2012)

As a region, the member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) are more energy-efficient than the world as a whole. However, this is not true for residential energy consumption per person, which is much higher in the UNECE than the rest of the world. Residences in the ...
UN agencies call for the adoption of a sustainable development paradigm in the pan-European region (23 March 2012)

A new growth model in the pan-European region — one which increases human development, advances equality and reduces the ecological footprint — is both necessary and possible. This is the main conclusion of the report "From Transition to Transformation: Sustainable and Inclusive ...
Green economy: UNECE walks the talk and prepares for Rio (02 February 2012)

The spotlight will be on the green economy at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.  Much has been published and discussed about this new concept and how it might shape the future of humanity and its development ...

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