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    August 26, 2016
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News from Georgia >>

July 2016: EU-Georgia Association Agreement fully enters into force
On 1 July 2016, the Association Agreement (AA) between the European Union and Georgia fully entered into force. The Agreement aims to deepen political and economic relations between the EU and Georgia  More>>

Save the date: EU water project to hold public consultations in Georgia
Shaping the future of your river basin! Public consultation meetings will be held on the Final Draft River Basin Management Plan for the Chorokhi-Adjaristkali District Pilot Basin in Georgia  More>>

Small Farmers Meet High-Ranking EU Officials
EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visited Georgia on 14 July to speak at Georgia's European Way conference in Batumi.  More>>

Georgia to enjoy first wind farm this autumn
Georgia is one step closer to enjoying the country's first wind farm and utilise the huge wind energy potential. Preparatory works have already been completed and the wind farm was expected to be completed  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

Clean Kura! Cleaning Campaign
IDEA Public Union, together with the Blue Marine Foundation - and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Republic organized a cleanup action at the Kura river delta in Neftchala region  More>>

Baku to host 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in October
Baku to host 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in October  More>>

UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework signed
On 12 July, the UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (UNAPF) for 2016-2020 was signed by the Minister of Economy, Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, and UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai.  More>>

EuroSchool in Azerbaijan: EU invites youth to apply
Are you an Azerbaijani citizen between 18 and 25 years old, fluent in English and interested in international and EU affairs, international trade, education, or energy? If so, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan and the EU OPEN Neighbourhood Programme  More>>

News from Armenia >>

Armenia to address energy efficiency in buildings through a USD 20 million grant
Eight new public sector project proposals have been discussed at the thirteenth meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board in Songdo, Republic of Korea. On June 29th the Board approved a USD 20 million grant proposal from Armenia  More>>

A Passive Solar Greenhouse in Shirak Region
On 1 July 2016 UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto and Ambassador of Romania to Armenia Sorin Vasile signed an agreement to implement the  More>>

Nuclear safety in Armenia: EU presents results of stress test
The European Nuclear Safety Regulation Group has published the results of the stress test peer review exercise conducted in Armenia in June 2016 by a team of 10 EU experts. The exercise was requested from the European Commissions  More>>

Social entrepreneurship to reduce poverty
UNDP Armenia Senior Advisor, Artak Melkonyan, is convinced that traditional charity is no longer sufficient for economic development. It is evident that traditional charity methods are out-of-date  More>>

International News >>

IUCN and partners launch global effort to boost restoration of degraded forests
Led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), TRI will be implemented in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme  More>>

Decarbonisation Zero emission mobility starts now!
Decarbonisation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energies have become urgent priorities after the signing of the UN Paris Climate Agreement. Decarbonising transport is part of the vision for the future  More>>

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance
Developing countries such as Kenya, Bangladesh and Jordan are leading the world on green finance, which is essential to meet the world's sustainable development aspirations, according to a new report  More>>

Worldwide Extraction of Materials Triples in Four Decades, Intensifying Climate Change and Air Pollution
Rising consumption fuelled by a growing middle class has seen the amount of primary materials extracted from the Earth triple in the last four decades, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme  More>>

News From CENN >>

Waste Management Advocacy - Joint Training for School Teachers and Students Within the WMTR Programme
The WMTR programme held joint training sessions for school teachers and students from Adjara AR and Kakheti Region on 16 17 and 23 24 June to raise awareness of environmental issues focusing on waste management  More>>

Clean - Up of Illegal Dumpsite in Busheti Within the WMTR Program Framework
The WMTR program, in cooperation with Telavi Municipality, has cleaned an illegal dumpsite in Busheti Village, which covered around 0.7 ha of land. The area, which had been used as a spontaneous dumpsite for 40 years, is in the riverbed of a ravine  More>>

Training on Changes to Tax Legislation and Taxation Issues Within the WMTR Program Framework
On July 13, training on Changes to Tax Legislation and Taxation Issues was conducted for waste recycling companies within Waste Management Technologies in Regions (WMTR). The meeting was attended by members of the Waste Management Association (WMA)  More>>

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were Discussed at CENN Green Center
The ongoing summer camp in CENNs Green Centre is hosting school students from Kakheti, Imereti, Guria, Adjara and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regions. Within the ten-day camp, students are receiving lectures on  More>>

News from the GEF >>

The GEF and the global community: working together to rid the world of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was adopted on 22 May 2001 and entered into force on 17 May 2004. By 1 June 2016 180 parties had committed to take measures to eliminate or reduce the release of POPs  More>>

IUCN and the Global Environment Facility celebrating a 25-year partnership
As part of the institutional architecture created to fulfil the vision of the 1992 Earth Summit, outlined in Agenda 21, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has made an enormous contribution to environmental protection and nature conservation.  More>>





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