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The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erkin Turdibaev   
Tuesday, 09 November 2010

The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus - REC Caucasus is a non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal person registered in spring of 2000, following the decision made at the Sofia Ministerial Conference in 1995, to work for environment and sustainable development in the Caucasus region. REC Caucasus is a unique and only regional organisation in South Caucasus.

REC Caucasus assists the Caucasus states in solving environmental problems and supports  in  building the civil society through promotion of  public participation in the decision-making process, development of free exchange of information and encouragement of cooperation at national and regional level among NGOs, governments, businesses, local communities and all other stakeholders.

The founding document of  REC Caucasus -  its Charter -  was signed in September, 1999 by the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the European Union.

Work of the organisation is supported by the EU, US EPA, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), etc.

REC Caucasus has been established within the framework of the “Environment for Europe Process” based on the decision made at the Sofia Ministerial Conference in 1995. Later in 1999 the Foundation Charter of the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus was signed by European Union and the countries of the South Caucasus represented by the authorized delegates of the ministries of environments.

In March 2000 REC Caucasus is officially registered as an independent, not-for-profit, non-advocacy foundation in Tbilisi, Georgia. Soon after US Government signed a special long-term cooperation agreement with Georgia concerning REC Caucasus. Founders came to an agreement to establish headquarters in Tbilisi, Georgia to work on regional projects with the assistance of the representations in the countries.

Besides REC Caucasus, Regional Environmental Centres have been established to serve Russia, Moldova and Central Asia. First REC has been established in Hungary to serve Central and Eastern Europe.

Sharing common overall aims addressing environmental and sustainable development issues in their countries, these four  organisations are successfully networking and undertaking collaborative transboundary initiatives.


REC Caucasus Head Office in Tbilisi, Georgia
23, Chavchavadze Ave. , 2nd floor
0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 253649 / +995 32 253648
Fax: +995 32 916352
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Branch Office in Yerevan, Armenia
1, Charents Street; 2nd floor
375025 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel/Fax: +374 10 574743

Branch Office in Azerbaijan, Baku
100a, B. Agayev Street
1073 Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel:+ 994 12 4924173

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