There took place the session on interdepartmental committee implementing Stockholm Convention on “Persistent Organic Pollutants”
The session was presided by Chairwoman of the Committee, Deputy Minister of Environment Irina Ghaplanyan.
Talin - green city
Expanding access to affordable and clean energy in Talin community
Today, there took place the meeting on development of coordinated approaches for the reduction of plastic bags in the city of Talin, within the framework of the project of the Ministry of Environment and of the Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the United Nations Development Programme.
The 10/10/20 project has launched, within the 10/10/20 project scopes, there took place a working discussion.
Today, on the initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), within the 10/10/20 project scopes, there took place a working discussion.
The fire broke out in the area of "Dilijan national park" SNCO was put out
On November 11 and 12, a fire broke out in the areas of the 3rd unit of “Shamakhyan” district branch and in the 3rd unit of “Dilijan” district branch of “Dilijan NP” SNCO .
The stamps that have become the symbol of the year have been quenched
Today, on the joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment and HayPost, there took place the quenching ceremony of stamps devoted to the Year of Caucasian Leopard proclaimed by the Government of the Republic of Armenia in 2019, and Alcon Blue named as “Bird of the Year, as a result of the public opinion poll organized by Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) in 2019.
Training workshop for Inspectorates
In the frames of “Regional Demonstration Project for Coordinated Management of ODS and POPs disposal in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia”, there took place the two-day training workshop on management and supervision of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) envisaged for inspectorates of health, environmental and energy spheres.
RA Deputy Minister of Environment Vardan Melikyan was elected as Vice Chair of the Bureau of the UNECE Committee on Forests and Forest Industry
On November 4-7, Joint Session of the European Forestry Commission of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was held in Geneva, ...
Nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement were clarified
On November 6, there kicked off the workshop on nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement, on the initiative of the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
It took place the seminar on phasing out mercury-added products in Yerevan
The initial seminar on "Strengthening capacity to promote phasing out of mercury-added products in Armenia" project took place in Ani Grand Hotel.
Public discussion addressed to increasing the effectiveness of public access to environmental information
Advisor to the Minister of Environment Narine Solomonyan had a meeting with representatives of non-governmental organizations dealing with environmental issues. The meeting was attended by K. Danielyan, A. Iskoyan, M. Madoyan, S. Ayvazyan, A. Mirzoyan, Yu. Poghosyan.
The workshop on quality assurance of the national greenhouse gas inventory management systems and national greenhouse gas inventory of Armenia
On November 4-8, at the initiative of the Ministry of Environment, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the workshop on quality assurance of the national greenhouse gas inventory management systems and national greenhouse gas inventory of Armenia was launched.
Enhanced regime maintenance works are implemented in forestries of “ArmForest” SNCO
The cases on illegal cutting of trees were detected in the foresteries of “ArmForest” SNCO under the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Environment. In particular, 9 cut trees were revealed in ''Hrazdan Forestry'' branch, 330 - in ''Artsvaberd Forestry'' branch, 142- in ''Yeghegnut Forestry'' branch, 49 - in ''Dsegh Forestry'' branch, 1-in “Ijevan Forestry'' branch and 4 - in ''Gyumri Forestry'' branch in the period of October.
Training workshop for organizations owning polychlorinated biphenyls
It took place the training wrkshop for organizations owning PCBs (polychlorinated bphenyls) on accounting, sampling and labeling of PCB-containing oils and equipment under “Regional Demonstration Project for Coordinated Management of ODS and POPs Disposal in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia” jointly implemented by the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The employees of “ArmForest” SNCO will henceforth wear uniforms
There took place the handover of uniforms to the workers of foresteries in “Hrazdan forestry” branch of “ArmForest” SNCO.
The mechanisms to enhance the effectiveness of forest conservation and management were considered
On the joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment, UNDP in Armenia and the German Agency for International Cooperation or (GIZ), there took place a workshop addressed to effective forest management.
Discussed issues regarding air pollution and transboundary impact
There were discussed issues over air pollution and transboundary impact during the workshop jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). Representatives and experts of state, scientific and international organizations partook in the event.
USD 2.5 million grant will be directed to vulnerable settlements and poor families
“Strengthening land based adaptation capacity in communities adjacent to protected areas in Armenia” grant project has been launched, which will be implemented in rural and urban settlements of 4 communities in Tavoush, Ararat and Lori regions. The USD 2.5 million grant will be directed to setting up of berry and fruit orchards, creation of solar irrigation pumps for thereof, construction of solar dryers and greenhouses, restoration of arable lands and pastures, rehabilitation of roads.
Irina Ghaplanyan took part in Ecological Session on “Eco-cities – Sharing Experiences”
Deputy Minister of Environment Irina Ghaplanyan participated in the ecological session on “Eco-cities – Sharing Experiences” of the Eurasian Economic Forum in Xi'an, China.
In attendance were high-ranking guests from a number of countries: Moldova, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Mongolia, etc.
Regional center for certification of refrigeration and climate specialists will operate in Armenia
Today, the participants of the session of the Interstate Ecological Council of the CIS countries, who arrived in Armenia, participated in the opening of the Regional Center for Continuing Education and Certification in “Anania Shirakatsi Lyceum” scientific-educational complex.
Erik Grigoryan was elected Chairman of CIS Interstate Ecological Council
The 5th session of the Interstate Ecological Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) took place in Yerevan, in the course of which Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan was elected Chairman of the Council for a term of one year.