The Environment for Europe process
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The “Environment for Europe” (EfE) process is a political process focusing on environmental protection and sustainable development in Europe. Environment Ministers and Heads of delegation from 51 countries in the UNECE region and the Representative of the European Commission stated in the 2007 Belgrade Environment for Europe Ministerial Declaration:
“We recognize the important value of the EfE process as a unique Pan-European forum for tackling our environmental challenges, and promoting broad horizontal environmental cooperation, as a pillar of sustainable development in the region. The EfE process is a valuable response to our common intention to improve the environment throughout our region contributing to sustainable development which may in turn contribute to poverty eradication improving quality of life and safer world.”
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This website aims at providing fast access to relevant information on the “Environment for Europe” process: with one or two mouse clicks only, you can easily access such information, download relevant documents and find external links. We are committed to provide information which is not biased and which is objective and up to date. Our goal is to make this website most useful and user friendly. Please send us your comments and feedback.
The website features information on the history of the “Environment for Europe” process, current mandates and organizational arrangements of implementing institutions, as well as summaries of completed and ongoing work implemented in various work areas (themes) of the process.
Click here to find detailed information on the sixth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference which took place in Belgrade, Serbia, October 10-12, 2007.
The website also aims at increasing the visibility of various contributions made to the Environment for Europe process. Click here for more details.
The Sixth Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” held in Belgrade, Serbia closed Friday 12 October 2007.
Key weblinks on the Belgrade conference include:
October 12, 2007: The Ministers and Heads of delegation from 51 countries in the UNECE region and the Representative of the European Commission agreed to undertake a reform of the EfE process in order to ensure that the process remains relevant and valuable. View the Ministerial Declaration adopted in Belgrade.
Videos from the Belgrade conference are available from infobiro.tv (free of charge, upon registration)
Photos from the Belgrade Conference are available at a dedicated IISD website and at the website of the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Selected statements made at the Belgrade conference, as well as press material available at the host country conference website.
October 10, 2007: EEA’s report “Europe’s Environment: the Fourth Assessment” launched. View entire report. View selected chapters: Chapter 1: Europe’s environment in an age of transition (7.2MB); Chapter 2: Environment and health and the quality of life (21.7MB); Chapter 3: Climate change (8.0MB); Chapter 4: Biodiversity (15.0MB); Chapter 5: Marine and coastal environment (14.8MB); Chapter 6: Sustainable consumption and production (8.4MB); Chapter 7: Sectors that drive environmental change (11.7MB)
October 11, 2007: UNEP/EEA report “Sustainable consumption and production in South East Europe and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia” launched. View report (9.5MB).
October 10, 2007: EAP Task Force report “Policies for a Better Environment: Progress in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia” launched: View report or view summary for policy makers.
October 10, 2007: Education and Environment Ministers of the UNECE region met for the first time in the framework of the Environment for Europe process and, in a joint statement, reaffirmed their commitment for the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the region. View press release. View joint statement.
October 10, 2007: Second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Serbia launched. View report: English, Serbian.
Most popular and recently updated pages
14 June 2007: First entry in our guestbook – we hope many more will follow!
04 September 2007: Final versions of most Belgrade Conference documents are now available. You will find links to these documents on each of our thematic pages, as well as on our conference agenda and conference documents pages. All documents are also available at the dedicated UNECE website.
24 September 2007: View the Belgrade Conference website of the EAP Task Force.
10 October 2007: UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS has launched a new/updated Environment and Energy website, including EfE related information. View site.
12 October 2007: The Belgrade Ministerial declaration is available. View document.
Most popular web pages in September 2007:
2. Belgrade conference
3. Conference agenda
4. Conference documents
5. Conference participation
6. State of the environment
8. Water supply and sanitation
10. Ministerial declaration
Recently updated pages (date of update):
– Future of the EfE process (12 OCT 07)
– Belgrade declaration (12 OCT 07)
– Belgrade conference (15 OCT 07)
– Conference agenda (12 OCT 07)
– Conference documents (12 OCT 07)
– State of the environment (11 OCT 07)
– Consumption and production (11 OCT 07)
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