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UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on 25th June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the 'Environment for Europe' process.

Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making of the Aarhus Convention and the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health, which should be held on 6-8 June 2012 in Bucharest, Romania has been moved to Geneva, in Room VIII, Palais des Nations, on the same dates as originally planned (6-8 June 2012)


Project- "Socio-economic Tools for Integrated Conservation Planning in the Multi-Ethnic South Caucasus" produced  "Caucasus Virtual Institute of Conservation Science and Education". It is a collaborative activity of scientists and professionals from several European and Asian countries funded from 2011-2013 by the German Ministry of Education and Development (BMBF)The initiators of the project are Jan Barkmann and Johanna Schott from the Environmental and Resource Economics Group from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.

Has been established -CIVICS, which means "Caucasus Virtual Institute of Conservation Science and Education". It is a collaborative activity of scientists and professionals from several European and Asian countries.

The Caucasian main partner organizations are:

Spring School  and Capacity Building Workshop was attended by scientists from all three South Caucasus countries, Germany and Iran in Tbilisi, Georgia. From Monday, 12th to 14th of March 2012, the project held a kick-off meeting in Tbilisi. While the first two days are reserved for a general socialisation of the project among conservation, devleopment and agricultural actors, the third day is devoted to internal meetings on details of project collaboration. Was organized field trip to Javakheti, Georgia.- Field Trip to Javakheti (March 2012)

 

Videos of the Meeting

 For further details, please visit: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/CIVICS

Working our way towards Sustainable Development - Making Decent Work and Social Protection a Global Reality for All Family Members Encompassing with the theme of the 2012 UN ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review, "Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the Millennium Development Goals", the theme for our World Family Summit +7 is: Families in Balance: Working our way towards Sustainable Development - Making Decent Work and Social Protection a Global Reality for All Family Members.

The World Family Summit +7 is committed to introduce a Family perspective to the achievement of MDG 1, which includes the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda, the Global Jobs Pact and Universal Social Protection, to discuss these initiatives and present ideas and new commitments which will be registered in the World Family Summit +7 Abu Dhabi Declaration on MDG 1.


Eye on Earth Summit

12-14 December, 2013

 

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Eye on Earth Summit will enable global leaders, innovators and decision-makers to focus on an issue critical to the wise decision-making upon which our planet’s future depends: how to ensure effective access to the world's expanding pool of environmental and societal data by all of those who need it.

Facilitated by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and hosted by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Eye on Earth Summit will strengthen existing efforts and inspire a search for unified, global solutions to the issues that preclude access to data


ICFER Participated in the study -'Analysis for European Neighbourhood Policy countries and the Russian Federation on Social and Economic Benefits of Enhanced Environmental Protection' covered Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, the occupied Palestinian territory, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tunisia, and Ukraine. Similar projects have been conducted in the last ten years in the new EU Member States, in the Western Balkans and inTurkey, and have served as a basis for modernization of these countries' environment policies.

The 20-month study has been carried out by environment experts from the partner countries, in cooperation with international research institutes and consultancy firms (Arcadis Belgium, Institute for European Environmental Policy, Environmental Resource Management, Metroeconomica, Ecologic).

For Further details, please download: http://www.environment-benefits.eu/pdfs/Georgia-ENPI%20Benefit%20Assess.pdf


 ICFER Participated in the study-  "Renewable Energies in Central Asia Regional Report on Potentials and Marktes" – Country Analyses- GTZ, German Federal Ministry for Econmic Cooperation and Development. Each country analysis comprises an introduction to the socioeconomic, geographical and political background of the country. It also includes an overview on the national energy sectors, including figures on power generation capacities, energy consumption and price levels as well as information on relevant market structures. This is followed by a presentation of the respective energy policy framework conditions.

For Further details, please download:  http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/gtz2009-en-regionalreport-asia-introduction.pdf


Rwanda, home to the mountain gorilla and many other plant and animal species, will host WED 2010 on 5 June .             Energy Globe was invited by UNEP and the Rwanda Ministry of Environment and Lands to open the 2010 World Environment Day - for which Rwanda was chosen as host country. International Energy Globe Jury has selected ICFER's  “Project - Virtual Environment for Children” for the NATIONAL Energy Globe Award for the country Georgia, which will be presented in the realm of a ceremony on 3 June 2010 in Rwanda's capital Kigali.    Notable that ICFER is National Honorary ENERGY GLOBE Overall Winner Georgia 2006 1st Place. 

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