RCC helps establish the Regional Working Group on Environment
- 19 May 2015
Podgorica/Sarajevo, 18 May 2015 - The inaugural meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica last week (May 14th ) under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council.
Environmental protection and care is one of the four
dimensions of the Sustainable Growth Pillar of the SEE 2020 Strategy and its
priorities are increasing the volume of annual forestation, identifying steps
and measures necessary for advancing the water, energy and food nexus approach,
enhancing private sector participation in financing water infrastructure,
increasing adaptive capacity through awareness raising and education on climate
change adaptation and developing and putting in place measures to increase the
share of irrigated agricultural land.
The Regional Working Group on Environment will provide much
needed political coordination on the implementation of this important dimension
of the SEE 2020 Strategy. The inaugural meeting of the Regional Working Group gathered
the representatives of SEE line ministries responsible for environment, water
and climate change, representatives of the RCC and regional dimension
coordinator organizations. The Working Group adopted Regional Programme on
Environment “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in support of Green
Growth” for the period 2015-2017. And, in line with the goals and ambitions,
the event ended with a memorable tree-planting ceremony in one of the most
beautiful parks by the River Morača in Podgorica.