Call for the selection of the Implementing Partner for the Green Climate Fund Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme)
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia, being the National Designated Authority of the Green Climate Fund (NDA GCF), invites licensed banks and non-banking financial institutions in the Republic of Armenia to join the project as the Implementing Partner within the framework of up to $700 thousand grant project. The project envisages to back the application of green financial instruments in Armenia. Particularly, the following activities are said to be implemented within the grant project scopes:
Sustainable cooperation between Armenia and the Czech Republic will be deepened by new projects
Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia Bedřich Kopecký. The Minister congratulated the Ambassador on assuming his diplomatic mission in our country, expressing hope that the sustainable cooperation between Armenia and the Czech Republic in the sphere of environmental protection will be deepened in his tenure.
The forest will be supervised via smart IOT sensor systems
Modern technologies hereafter enters the forests of Armenia. There were detected the cases of illegal cutting of trees in the areas of Stepanavan forestry, thereby 10 sensor control devices have been set up here. The devices detect sounds of ax, gasoline, fire, or any other movement within seconds, and send GSM signals to the server, where the specially designed software determines their nature and transmits coordinates to networked systems, to mobile phones and computers of forest protection providers.
Invitation to bid for accounting activities of fish and crayfish stocks at Lake Sevan and its catchment basin
Invitation (ՇՄՆ-ԳՀ-ԱՇՁԲ-19/03 cipher) to bid for accounting activities of fish and crayfish stocks at Lake Sevan and its catchment basin for the needs of the Ministry of Environment.
The draft law on “Making amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” is submitted to the public for discussion
The Ministry of Environment submits the draft law on “Making amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” to the public for discussion. The procedures of developing a document, which may have an impact on the environment and human health, and providing expert conclusion are simplified by the proposed amendments.
Potentially contaminated sites of storks by organic oil are being cleaned
The drainage works have initiated nearby Hovtashen community, where, according to the monitoring, the accumulation of organic oils were detected which had covered over 100 storks.The cleaning activities are accomplished by the employees of "Melioration" CJSC of the Water Committee. The representatives of the Ministry of Environment, the Water Committee, the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, regional and community bodies were also present.
Joint environmental projects to deepen cooperation between Armenia and Japan
Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada discussed cooperation issues in the direction of restoring the ecological balance of Lake Sevan and addressing other environmental issues.