To ensure the full-fledged participation of the civil society in solving the problems, reforms and fulfilling strategic programs of the Ministry of Environment, a new public council has been set up by the order of the Minister of Environment Romanos Petrosyan; the Council members and the procedure were approved. By the same order, the order N256-A (September 2, 2014) of the Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia on "Setting up a public council attached to the Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, approving the Council members and the procedure " was revoked.
Thus, out of about 44 applications for inclusion in the new Public Council attached to the Minister of Environment, the following organizations and individuals meeting the requirements for membership in the Council were selected:
S. Pipoyan, Co-Founder & Vice President, Doctor of Biology (PhD), Professor, "Professional Education Reforms" NGO
M. Chakryan, Chairwoman of "Public Awareness and Monitoring Center" NGO
V. Burnazyan, Chairwoman of "EcoLur" Information NGO,
Q. Sahakyan, President of "Ecology for Peaceful Coexistence" NGO
M. Tashchyan, Editor of EcoNews.am environmental informative website
V. Salahyan, Project Manager at "Eco Agb" environmental NGO
T. Yenokyan, Co-founder of "Green Armenia" environmental educational NGO
T. Azizbekyan, Chairman of "ArmDiving” Diver’s Club NGO
A. Petrosyan, Expert of Division of Ecological, Geological and Biological Expertises, "National Bureau of Expertises" SNCO of NAS RA
N. Vardanyan, President of "Armenian Forests" environmental NGO
A. Hovhannisyan, Tourism Development Expert
Ս. Tamoyan, ANAU Chair of Forestry and Agroecology, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor of Ecology
A. Tsaturyan, Environmental and Social Risk Assessment Specialist at Ameriabank CJSC
A. Aposhyan, Project Manager at Mining Legislation Reform Institute, NGO
M. Avetisyan Chairman of Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Community Development/ ISSD NGO
A. Mkrtchyan Project Manager at Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (Armenian Branch)
A. Hovsepyan President of "National Water Cooperation" scientific, ecological NGO
O. Dulgaryan, Chairman of "Community Consolidation and Support Center" NGO
G. Nersisyan, Urban Ecology, Urban Landscaping Lecturer at International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS RA, Candidate of Biological Sciences
M. Voskanyan - an individual environmentalist
A. Hambardzumyan, Environmental Law Specialist at "Public Voice" NGO,
T. Asatryan - an individual environmentalist
Minister of Environment Romanos Petrosyan extended a vote of thanks to the representatives of the environmental community and those interested for their interest in the formation of the council and for their readiness to assist in addressing existing sectorial problems.
At the end of this month, it is envisaged to convene the first session of the council.
Mining Inspection Body
Tel:(+374 10) 55 20 62
of the Ministry
Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body was defined as a subordinate body to the Government by the RA law on “State administration system bodies” adopted on March 23, 2018, thus citizens may send their calls and applications to the Head of the Inspection Body (Address: Koryun 1, 3750009 Yerevan, tel. (+374 15) 48 48 48).