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Partner cities of CoMO-EAST project establish energy efficiency action plans

Balti, Moldova, 4 December 2014 – On 2 December, the final meeting took place of the EU-financed project “Sustainable Energy Planning in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus –Towards the Covenant of Mayors” (CoMO-EAST). Representatives of the 3 partner cities of the project – Vinnytsya in Ukraine, Balti in Moldova and the old town of Baku (Icherisheher) in Azerbaijan – and representatives of the EU, UNEP, the EU delegation in Moldova, the Moldovan government and municipalities and CoMO-EAST experts came together to evaluate the project achievements. Read more



Waste management, climate change adaptation and green economy on the menu for Central Asian countries and UNEP

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 28 November – Today, at the ministerial meeting of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development of Central Asia (ICSD), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted key decisions aiming at reinforcing sustainable development in the region. Read more


Climate Change Action in Developing Countries with Fragile Mountainous Ecosystems

Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 25 November 2014: In the context of the ICSD Conference, held in Dushanbe from 24-28 November, UNEP together with its collaborating centre GRID-Arendal and the Regional Mountain Centre for Central Asia (RMCCA) organised a Mountain Workshop on climate change and adaptation in the Central Asia mountains. Read more



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