First issue of GERES' quarterly newsletter, covering its mobilisation for Rio+20; fuel poverty in Europe; a video report of artificial glaciers to alleviate water shortage in Ladakh; and a call for recruitment as GERES' Country Director in Tajikistan.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will be held from 20 to 22 June 2012. GERES has already published its stakeholder journal on the French government website to pool good practice in the fields of access to sustainable energy and combating poverty.
On the agenda: poverty reduction, promoting social justice and protecting the environment. In connection with the summit, GERES is joining forces with the Comité 21, which launched the "Club France Rio+20" in 2011 to facilitate mobilization of French stakeholders and boost their initiatives during the event. The aim is to combine the goodwill and efforts of French civil society in promoting the green economy and institutional structures that foster sustainable development and reduce inequalities. GERES undertakes to play an active part in this UN initiative, which pursues the objective that has formed the core of its projects and activities for more than 35 years.
Keep abreast of the latest news from the ACHIEVE project. This European-scale programme pursues the goal of developing concrete solutions in order to reduce fuel poverty.
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Chewang Norphel, a retired engineer, has designed and implemented the construction of artificial glaciers in Ladakh in order to alleviate the shortage of water resources. Explanation by Sumnima Udas, a CNN reporter.
Watch the report
He/she will be the head of the core management team and ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the operational activities of GERES in Tajikistan.
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