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UN Environment and Moldova fight lead in paint — #FridayFact

Whether in paint used at home on walls, or even covering children’s toys, lead paint can in many countries be more present in our daily lives than we realise.

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Educational environmental video for kids

Inception Meeting. “Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for mitigating land degradation and contributing to poverty reduction in rural areas”

Inception Meeting was conducted by the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus, at the Conference Hall of the Environmental Information and Education Centre within the project “Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for mitigating land degradation and contributing to poverty reduction in rural areas”. The  main goal of the workshop was to consult with stakeholders and have discussion around the agreed expected outcomes and outputs of the project and also to discuss and plan the further detailed steps for preparing the work packages. The meeting was  attended by all stakeholders of the country, such as  representatives of governmental entities, international organizations, non-governmental sectors, academic institutions etc.

This is three year project, initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource protection of Georgia and financed by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The implementing agency is the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the project is executed by the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus). The project is executing in close cooperation with Environmental Information and Education Centre (EIEC), and the  partners are: Dedoplistskaro and Gardabani municipalities, EU/UNDP programme “Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia to Demonstrate Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Benefits and Dividends for Local Communities”, GIZ project “Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus (IBiS), and NGOs.

The Inception Workshop participants agreed, that the project will contribute in the development of SLM vision/policy, also in development of land use plans for Akhmeta and Dedoplistkaro municipalities and confirmed the need in 2 directions: rehabilitation of soils and sustainable management of pastures.

REC Caucasus

Awareness Raising Seminar on RECP for Business Sector in the Kakheti Region

UNIDO RECP Project in Georgia organized an awareness raising meeting in Telavi city on October 9, 2014. Representatives of busyness sector, local governments, academia and NGOs acting in the Kakheti region attended the meeting. Project National Coordinator in Georgia Mr. Malkhaz Adeishvili introduced to the meeting participants EaP Green Program and its UNIDO RECP Demonstration Component. He provided the meeting participants with information on projects’ objective, activities, approaches and benefits of resource efficient and cleaner production. National experts presented to the audience first results of RECP assessments undertaken in participating companies. Participants of the meeting discussed the potential for involving the companies operating in the Kakheti region in the demonstration project”.

REC — Caucasus

Batumi Declaration is first regional commitment for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into action on the ground

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stands ready to support countries from the pan-European region in their transition to Green Economies after over 100 pledges for concrete actions were made by 36 governments and organisations tying in with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

According to GreenPen.az information received from the UNEP press office ministers from the region adopted the Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E) made up of the voluntary pledges and a strategic framework for guiding them at the eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference taking place in the Georgian city from 8-10 June.

Countries also endorsed the Batumi Action for Cleaner Air plan to fight air pollution, which UNEP’s sixth Global Environment Outlook for the region — also launched at the conference — identified as currently the biggest threat to human health in Europe. This follows the adoption of a landmark global resolution on air quality at the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP.

“If air pollution were human, it would be the deadliest mass murderer,” UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw told delegates in his opening speech at the conference, referring to the seven million annual deaths caused by the health threat worldwide. «This silent killer must be stopped,» he underlined, affirming that «there is no contradiction between economic growth and clean air — we can have both».

“The urgent need to switch to a Green Economy, where improved wellbeing and environmental protection go hand-in-hand, is clearer than ever. We are therefore pleased to see so many pledges come directly from governments and will support efforts to lead this transition from Europe” said Jan Dusik, Director of UNEP’s Regional Office for Europe. «25 years after its launch, the Environment for Europe ministerial process receives a renewed impetus from the Batumi conference, with a strong spirit of pan-European cooperation and concrete commitments» he added.

“Normally at conferences we would not speak of pledges, we would only repeat problems,” Bertrand Piccard – UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and pilot of the Solar Impulse plane, which has flown two thirds of the globe on solar power alone, told delegates in a live video message to the conference.

“Yet now we have the opportunity to speak of solutions — and this is exactly what we need,” he underlined. “I am sure that with UNEP, delegates and all governments present we can have a very fruitful partnership for applying clean technologies on the ground”.

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By E. Sardarov , G. Suleymanova, K. Veliyeva «Blood of soil”

Somebody gets innumerable riches and unlimited power, and other – illnesses and death…

Some time american indians called oil “blood of earth”. Experience shows that indeed this treasure given us by the nature became a way of profit and bloody faction between people. “Blood of earth” was mined by the blood of people… Our group of journalists-investigators decided to hold its own inquiry to what is the life at the land polluted with oil, having chosen the object of research ancient Absheron settlement Balakhani.

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