Low Carbon South East Europe

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an international organisation that was established in 1990 with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues by promoting cooperation among stakeholders, the free exchange of information, and public participation in environmental decision making. The REC has a network of offices in 17 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, with its head office in Hungary. Its extensive experience in the administrative, financial and technical management of large, multi-country projects includes experience exchange, capacity building and awareness raising in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. The REC has a staff of experts in the fields of climate change, low-carbon economy, environmental policy and sustainable development. Its Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Area supports authorities in the development and implementation of climate change adaptation/mitigation policies.

The REC began its climate change–related activities in 1999, helping to build the capacities of beneficiaries to implement and comply with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol; to establish national systems for compiling GHG emissions inventories; and to fulfil monitoring and reporting requirements. Adaptation-related activities have focused on South Eastern Europe (SEE), where the REC has worked to improve understanding of the severity of climate change impacts. As a result of the REC’s efforts, in 2008 the South East European Climate Change Framework Action Plan for Adaptation was completed following intensive consultation among representatives of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.


Judit Bálint
REC, Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Area
Ady Endre út 9-11
2000 Szentendre

  • Tel.: (36-26) 504-000
  • Fax: (36-26) 311-294




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