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CENN Electronic Bulletin, November 2018
News From Georgia

EU summarises 18 months of support to sustainable management of Georgian forests

An EU twinning project between Georgian, Lithuanian and Hungarian forestry civil servants has resulted in recommendations to bring Georgia closer to EU forestry standards and practices. This is one of the outcomes of the 18-month-long EU-funded

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Energy Community to step up efforts to prepare for clean energy transition

According to the Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report, all nine Energy Community Contracting countries, including Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and the newest member – Georgia – have made progress in r

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News From Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, UNECE sign a joint declaration on cooperation for Sustainable Development Goals

The Government of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed today a joint declaration on cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The document was signed by Ali Ahmadov, Azerbaijan’s D

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EBRD supports development of renewable energy in Azerbaijan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will consider the possibility of financing the renewable energy projects in Azerbaijan, after they are developed as part of the bank's technical assistance, Ivana Duarte, head of the EB

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News From Armenia

EU encourages local and national authorities to improve energy efficiency

About 400 representatives of local and national authorities from Eastern Partnership countries, as well as EU representatives, took part in a high-level conference entitled “Municipalities for Sustainable Growth” in Kyiv on 22-23 Nov

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Armenia summarises results of EU-supported agriculture and rural development programme

On 13 November, the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Armenia hosted a closing event to summarise the three years of its implementation. The EU has supported Armenian farmers for many years and ha

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EU supports modernising of laboratories and water cooperation between Armenia and EU Member States

As of 2019, Armenian citizens will have access to more reliable information about the quality of the country's water resources. This will be possible thanks to support provided by the EU. In conjunction with the European Union Water Initiative P

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Armenia: EU expert mission on inspection and compliance control of waste management rules

On 12-16 November, experts from the UK will visited Armenia to provide advice to the Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection on inspection and compliance control of waste management rules. In particular, the expert worked with the staff of the De

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International News

UN Environment commits to support a sustainable blue economy

Aiming for a better planet and a sustainable economy, UN Environment, together with over 100 delegations, presented various commitments at the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy that took place in Nairobi, Kenya this week. C

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Nations must triple efforts to reach 2°C target

Global emissions are on the rise as national commitments to combat climate change come up short. But surging momentum from the private sector and untapped potential from innovation and green-financing offer pathways to bridge the emissions gap.

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Back to the future as innovators seek plastic alternatives

When Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite in 1907, it was hailed as “the material of a thousand uses”. The production of synthetic plastics took off over the coming decades but now that the environmental cost of these mira

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EU Plastics Strategy: Commission welcomes voluntary pledges from industry

A preliminary Commission assessment of the voluntary pledges received by the industry shows significant commitments, although more will be needed to achieve the objective of a well-functioning EU market of recycled plastics. Following an EU-wide

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News From CENN

Awards Ceremony for Environmental Volunteers

A 2-month pilot project within the framework of the USAID WMTR II program has been successfully concluded in the city of Gori. The pilot project was implemented by CENN with assistance provided by “Friendship Bridge Kartlos”. Five vo

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2018 Youth Summit for Schools

The USAID Program, Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (USAID WMTR II/ CENN), has announced an open call for school students from the regions of Kakheti, Adjara, Shida Kartli and the city of Tbilisi to participate in the youth summi

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Waste Management Seminars Continue at Schools

The USAID WMTR II program continues to hold seminars about Sustainable Waste Management for teenagers and school students in Tbilisi. On November 8, the WMTR II team, in partnership with CIDA, organized a seminar for a group of teenagers and sch

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Winter School for Students

The USAID WMTR program, implemented by CENN, has announced a winter school for students called Keep Georgia Beautiful.  Who can participate: University students from Adjara, Shida Kartli, Kakheti and Tbilisi, who are interested in environme

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13 New Recycling Corners Open in Tbilisi

On November 21, 13 new waste separation corners were opened in Tbilisi. Separation corners are located in different parts of Tbilisi: next to the buildings of four district halls, universities, public schools, metro stations, and more. The openi

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Paper Waste Collection Competition for Schools

The USAID Program, Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (USAID WMTR II/ CENN), has announced a paper waste collection competition for schools in the regions of Kakheti, Adjara, Shida Kartli and the city of Tbilisi.   A group of

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News from the GEF

Countries meet to address mercury as global emissions rise by 20%

Almost 150 countries, 94 of them Parties to the Minamata Convention of Mercury, are meeting in Geneva this week to strengthen their efforts to reduce and eliminate the adverse effects of mercury as a new report reveals that global mercury emissi

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UNDP, GEF embark on vast programme targeting wildlife trafficking in commercial ports

UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have kicked off a project under the GEF-financed, World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program that aims to curb maritime wildlife trafficking, targeting key routes and transit points between Africa and A

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