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    November 23, 2017
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News from Georgia >>

EU facilitates inter-municipal cooperation for solid waste management in Georgia
A series of meetings and a workshop on inter-municipal cooperation for solid waste management took place in the Georgian cities of Batumi and Keda, Adjara region, in September.  More>>

Rural Women Strive for Greater Place in Georgia’s Development
The village of Duisi hosted a celebration of International Rural Women’s Day on October 17, 2017, with a community event attended by representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education and Science, local authorities  More>>

EU assists Georgia with integration of rural development into national policies
Around thirty representatives of the Government of Georgia attended a working meeting in Tbilisi last week to discuss integrating rural development into the national policies of the country.  More>>

Biofuelling Sustainable Development in Georgia
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) are completing a four-year initiative to promote the production and use  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

U.S., Azerbaijan improve water supply, livestock management in districts
Thanks to joint efforts between the United States and Azerbaijan, villages in Zardab and Aghjabadi districts celebrated the completion of multiple water supply and livestock management projects on Oct. 18-19.  More>>

UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan, Coca-Cola open Women Resource Centre in Salyan district
A new Women Resource Centre has been opened in the Salyan district of Azerbaijan today as a result of a partnership among the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the State Committee for Family, Women and Children  More>>

Azerbaijan approves procedure for import, export of trees, flowers, plants
Trees, shrubs, flowers, herbaceous plants and their genetic materials will be imported into Azerbaijan on the basis of a quarantine import permit, an export phytosanitary certificate and phytosanitary certificates issued by the State Phytosanitary  More>>

EU4Energy: Increasing energy efficiency in Azerbaijan
The Energy Charter Secretariat recently held an expert meeting and workshop with the aim to support the Government of Azerbaijan in the creation of a draft law on energy saving and energy efficiency. The event, which took place on 24-25  More>>

News from Armenia >>

EU4Energy: Increasing energy efficiency of residential buildings in Armenia
The Energy Charter Secretariat recently organised an expert discussion on energy efficiency in buildings in Armenia. The event, which took place on 28 September 2017 in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, brought together key decision  More>>

International Conference “Resilience Building for Sustainable Development” was kicked-off in Yerevan
A 3-day international conference entitled “Resilience Building for Sustainable Development” was kicked-off in Yerevan, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Reduction marked on 13 October.  More>>

EU helps Armenian cities of Vayk and Spitak be more energy efficient and embrace green energy
The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects” programme has supported the modernisation of 9 blocks of flats in the Armenian cities of Vayk and Spitak.  More>>

Influential Loan Organizations In Denmark Refused to Support Teghout Project
The Dutch pension fund, Pension Danmark, and EKF, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency, refused from funding Teghout copper and molybdenum mining project: as the website of the EKF says, “ The decision was reached after multiple attempts  More>>

International News >>

Historic Milestone Reached in Global Fight Against Mercury Pollution
In a landmark display of international cooperation, more than 160 countries committed to tackling one of the world's greatest chemical health threats at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury  More>>

Success of Paris Agreement Depends on Broad-Based Engagement
Achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and true sustainable development will take broad-based engagement, especially by the private sector to drive innovation and investment, participants at the opening of Latin  More>>

Transport Sector Is "Off Track" to Sustainability
The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the Global Mobility Report launched today. The Global Mobility Report is the first ever assessment of the transport sector. It was produced by the  More>>

EU4Energy partners discuss key regional energy infrastructure projects
Twenty representatives of five Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – met on 23 October to discuss regional energy infrastructure projects. The meeting, which brought together  More>>

News From CENN >>

Contest for Journalists
Celebrating the International Green Consumer Day, CENN provides you with a unique opportunity not only to become green consumer but also to make the society “greener” obtain interesting prizes and work on coverage of the greenest  More>>

CENN Hosted Additional Trainings in Keda Municipality on European Model in Rural Development
On 4-5 October 2017, CENN has hosted a training on the European model for rural development within the framework of the EU-supported project “Optimizing the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development” in Keda Municipality  More>>

A Large-Scale Environmental Campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful, has Started
On October 7, 13:00, Keep Georgia Beautiful, a large-scale environmental campaign officially launched. CENN, in cooperation with East European University hosted an event, Keep Georgia Beautiful, within Waste Management Technologies  More>>

WMTR II Announces a Christmas Competition - Our Christmas Tree
Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) announces a Christmas competition, Our Christmas Tree, for school students, university students and any creative person  More>>

CENN in Cooperation with UNEP Launches Sustainable Low Emissions Transport Development Project in Georgia
On 20 October 2017 CENN in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) under Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) officially launched a new “Sustainable Low Emissions Transport Development” project, supporting Georgia  More>>

CENN Delivered Open Lessons on Climate Change and Presented the Competition “Me LEADER” at the Schools in Keda Municipality
On 23-27 October 2017, CENN delivered open lessons on Climate Change and presented the young leaders and innovators competition “Me LEADER” at the high schools in Keda Municipality. The initiative is taking place in the framework  More>>

News from the GEF >>

New commitments made at 2017 Our Ocean conference
Since 2014, the Our Ocean conference has brought together world leaders, civil society organizations, executives, and oceans experts with the goal of driving concrete action to turn the tide of human-caused deterioration of the planet’s oceans  More>>

Progress made on future direction of Global Environment Facility
The 2nd replenishment meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund (GEF-7) was held earlier this month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, discussing the future direction of the GEF to tackle the drivers of environmental degradation.  More>>






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