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30-08-2017

Public Discussion on Yerevan Thermal Power Plant Substation Reconstruction

The 1st public discussion on the preliminary assessment of the reconstruction of the 220/110/35 kV substation of the Yerevan TPP was held today at Yerevan Aarhus Center…

 

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30-06-2017

More than 350 NGOs and Civic Initiatives have joined to “S.O.S. Sevan” Civic Initiative

“S.O.S. Sevan” initiative has addressed a letter to Serzh Sargsyan, RA President, Ara Babloyan, RA NA Speaker, MPs and Vardevan Grigoryan, chair of…

 

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10-06-2017

Although the RA Administrative Court allowed the claim of “Vayq Metal” company, Gladzor mine cannot operate without a positive EIA conclusion

On May 30, the RA Administrative Court allowed the claim of “Vayk Metal” LLC against…

 

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09-06-2017

Integration of Ecosystem Services in the Development Planning Process

On June 5-8, a group of representatives of the RA ministries of Nature Protection and Agriculture, “Armforest” SNCO, Yerevan State University and NGOs…

 

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19-05-2017

Decision of the Administrative Court on Gladzor mine exploitation to be released on May 30

On 16 May, a court session on Gladzor polymetallic mine was held in the Administrative Court of Armenia. During the court session …

 

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19-05-2017

Nubarashen landfill neutralization issue still remains on the agenda

On May 16, the “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” (AWHHE) NGO has initiated the kick-off meeting of…

 

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12-05-2017

EaP CSF ARMENIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM Statement on the Termination of the Mandate of OSCE Office in Yerevan

 

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03-04-2017

“Vayq Metal” LLC to challenge the EIA expertise negative conclusion

Last year, “Vayq Metal” LLC has submitted the “EIA report on work plan of Gladzor polymetallic mine opencast development” to “Environmental Impact Expertise Center” SNCO…

 

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24-03-2017

Who will protect environmental human rights defenders? The Aarhus Convention

Increasing demands for land and other natural resources, construction of environmentally hazardous…

 

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24-03-2017

Has been opened “Armenian fruit: from blossom to fruit” “mellow” exhibition

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, in the lobby of the UN Office in Armenia was opened “Armenian fruit: from blossom to fruit” photo exhibition…

 

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27-02-2017

“Reflection of the requirements of the Aarhus and Espoo conventions at the RA legislation,” discussion

On February 24, on the invitation of “Civil Voice” NGO a discussion was held under the theme “Reflection of the requirements…

 

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27-01-2017

Positive changestowards ensuring the third pillar ofthe Aarhus Convention on access to justice

The OSCE office in Yerevan under its policy has always been concerned to implement the pillars of the Aarhus Convention on access to…

 

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28-12-2016

The Issues of Environmental Education and Upbringing Development at the Core of the MNP’s Action Plan for 2017

On December 23, were discussed the issues of strategic development of environmental education…

 

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28-12-2016

The Challenges of the Aarhus Convention Implementation and the ACs Future Strategy have been discussed at the Armenian ACs Coordination Meeting

On December 20-21, at the initiative of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, in cooperation with the…

 

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27-12-2016

Workshop on the issues of implementation and harmonization commitments undertaken by the RA within the international environmental agreements

On December 17-18, with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, a workshop on issues…

 

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26-12-2016

“Consumers Support Center” NGO promotes domestic production and the process of making Armenian brands more recognizable

From November 10 to 30, the consumers could vote for their favorite local brands…

 

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19-12-2016

There is a need to change something in the approaches of public participation promoting processes. The results of the Task Force on Public Participation under the Aarhus Convention

On December 15-16, the seventh meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in…

 

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17-12-2016

Let us preserve our planet’s climate

We tend to have skeptical approach to any issue of public importance. For a long time there was such skepticism on climate change; if the climate is changing, whether it is the result of human…

 

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13-12-2016

Public Awareness as a Cornerstone of Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development

Today on the initiative of the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations, under the auspices of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the support of international…

 

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13-12-2016

Again Alternative Christmas Trees are made in Stepanavan

Stepanavan Aarhus Center has already made it a tradition to teach the younger generation to prepare alternative Christmas trees on the New Year’s Eve because…

 

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10-12-2016

What is the reason for suspension of Armanis gold-polymetallic mine operation?

Armanis gold-polymetallic mine of Lori region is located 7.5 km far from Stepanavan. Armanis gold-polymetallic mine has started to exploit since 2005, officially in closed manner…

 

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09-12-2016

Effective Accountability of Enterprises

On the initiative of “Public awareness and monitoring center” NGO and Yerevan Aarhus Centre, with the support of the Ministry of Nature Protection, a consultative seminar was held…

 

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07-12-2016

The Aarhus Convention and Ecological Rights for Future Decision-Makers

“Public Awareness and Monitoring Center” NGO, highlighting the environmental education of young people, and their voice in decision-making on the environment…

 

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06-12-2016

Two years later again has been raised the Fioletovo gold mine exploitation issue

Two years ago Fioletovo village residents were surprised when accidentally became aware that there was a gold mine nearby their village, which some people…

 

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03-12-2016

The Results of the Workshop on Reflection of the Aarhus Convention Pillars in the National Legislation

On December 2, on the initiative of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, in cooperation with the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and “Center of Economical and Legal Analysis” NGO…

 

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01-12-2016

If Armenia is Ready to Ratify the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

The fifth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs took place in Geneva from 23 to 24 November 2016 in the Palais des Nations Geneva…

 

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01-12-2016

Solid Basis of Ecological Upbringing in Ararat 3rd Primary School

Within the framework of cooperationofthe 3rd primary school in the city of Araratand AraratAarhus Centre,on December 1, on the initiative of the school administration…

 

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30-11-2016

The experts of Aparan Aarhus Centre got acquainted with the Austrian experience in investment green economy

On November 28, a session of the Board of Experts was held in Aparan Aarhus Centre. The center’s coordinator made a report on the first item of the agenda: the center’s activity carried…

 

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30-11-2016

The Aarhus Centers annual meeting 2016 highlighted their role in the green economy and the effective management of resources

On the agenda of the Aarhus Centers annual meeting 2016 held on November 21-23, in Vienna was the discussion of the role of Aarhus Centres…

 

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28-11-2016

Environmental issues of the region have been discussed in Ararat regional council

During the meeting of Ararat Aarhus Center Coordinator with the executives of the Department of Agriculture and Environment of Ararat regional …

 

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28-11-2016

Environmental Information Sources for Young Journalists

On November 18, Yerevan Aarhus Centre hosted a groupofthird-year students ofFaculty of TV Journalism of Yerevan State University. To them joined…

 

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28-11-2016

Ararat Aarhus Center will cooperate with the Municipality of Masis

Galust Nanyan, coordinator of Ararat Aarhus Center yesterday met with David Hambardzumyan, newly-elected mayor of Masis in order …

 

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25-11-2016

Eco-training about “Khor Virap” State Sanctuary

Yesterday Ararat Aarhus Centre has organized an eco-training in the main school of Poqr Vedi of Ararat province, which was attended by more than 40 students of the school’s 9th…

 

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24-11-2016

An environmental and tourism information regional center will be created in Poqr Vedi community

The coordinator of Ararat Aarhus Centre met with Norik Martirosyan, mayor of Poqr Vedi of Ararat province, discussed the issues regarding the eco-tourism Centre planned…

 

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18-11-2016

The first environmental open class wasconducted in Goravan School

On November 18, Ararat Aarhus Centre conductedthe first environment course in Goravanmain school, which was attended by over 50 pupilsof 9th, 10th and 11th gradesand…

 

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17-11-2016

Future environmentalists form Vedi high school

Ararat Aarhus Center started a series of environmental training courses, within the framework which GalustNanyan, coordinator of the center met with 12th grade studentsof…

 

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17-11-2016

The Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Partiesto the Convention on theTransboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents will take place on 28 – 30 November 2016, in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNECE Convention…

 

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16-11-2016

You have the right to learn, participate and change

“Public Awareness and Monitoring Center” NGO jointly with Yerevan Aarhus Center, held a seminar entitled “Effective public participation under the Aarhus Convention ” in the office of “Sinjar…

 

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14-11-2016

Restoration Government Program of “Goravan Sands” State Sanctuary has been carried out partially

On the initiative of the coordinator of Ararat Public Environmental Information Aarhus Centre a meeting was held with Arsen Bazikyan, head of Goravan community of…

 

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14-11-2016

Consultative Meeting in Vedi Municipality

The coordinator of Ararat Aarhus Center had several meetings in Vedi Municipality of Ararat province. Firstly the coordinator met with Albert Saroyan, deputy mayor of Vedi, spoke about…

 

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10-11-2016

The Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA has taken appropriate actions regarding the implementation of the decision V / 9A adopted by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

Presenting to the public the progress report of the decision V / 9A regarding the RA…

 

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10-11-2016

Demonstrating proper behavior during disasters the children will be safe and more protected

On November 8, a seminar under the theme “DRR education, application of child-centered approaches in DRR processes, child protection, first psychological aid available for children…

 

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03-11-2016

Presentation of Issues on Access to Information and Public Participation to Municipal Servants: Kapan

From October 24 to November 3, a 9-day training course was held for staffs of community administration of Syunik region in Kapan Aarhus Center, which was attended by municipal…

 

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02-11-2016

15th Anniversary of entry into force of the Aarhus Convention

This year is the anniversary of the15th Anniversary of entry into force of the Aarhus Convention. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information…

 

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01-11-2016

Is it a Fog or Polluted Air?

In order to reduce harmful emissions of Alaverdi copper smelter, back in 2011 for replacement the old chimney a new one was built in Koshaberd Mountain, which in environmentalists’ opinion…

 

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30-10-2016

Targeted use of electronic information tools was at the agenda of the Task Force on Access to Information of the Aarhus Convention

With the support of the OSCE officein Yerevan the team members of www.aarhus.am website…

 

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28-10-2016

Training Course for Agricultural Consultants: Ararat

On October 21, within the framework of the “Educational and development program for state consulting services” component of the Technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture contract…

 

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26-10-2016

Kapan Aarhus Center is a platform for training civil servants

From October 24, a 9-day training course for municipal servants was launched in Kapan Aarhus Center, with the participation of 20 community workers from 6 rural communities…

 

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26-10-2016

How to make cities resilient: Kapan

On October 20-21, a seminar under the theme “Making cities resilient” was held in Kapan Aarhus Center. The overarching goal was to apply the self-evaluation tool designated for local administration…

 

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21-10-2016

Preliminary report of the Aarhus centers monitoring results carried out by the “Information Analytical Center” SNCO of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA

Within the framework of the “To assist the Government and civil society to solve environmental problems” program…

 

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20-10-2016

Risk Communication and Narratives of Risk

From October 3rd to October 8th, 2016 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Technische University Dresden, Germany hosted an Interdisciplinary Summer School on the topic of “Risk Communication and Narratives of Risk”…

 

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19-10-2016

Excluding Lead in Paints

Within the frameworks of “International week of lead poisoning prevention activities” annual campaign, on the initiative of the “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” and “Khazer” Ecological NGOs…

 

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17-10-2016

At the Core of the Armenian Aarhus Centers Coordination Meeting was the Centers Vision and Decision V / 9а of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

Mr. Matthias Lichtenberger, Economic and Environmental Officer at the OSCE Office in Yerevan…

 

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30-09-2016

Mirak village residents supposed that the regular tailing dump was constructed

The residents of Mirak community of Aragatsotn region alerted, that construction works are carried out on the 4th km of the road leading to Mirak. This fact was bothered…

 

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29-09-2016

ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TOOLS AND THE CLEARING-HOUSE MECHANISM

The decision on the electronic information tools and the clearing–house mechanism of the Aarhus Convention…

 

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26-09-2016

Current and upcoming activities towards ratification and implementation of the PRTR Protocol at the international level

On September 19-21, 2016, the Second Subregional Workshop on the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers…

 

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24-09-2016

Eco-Educational Training for Students of Kapan Youth Media Development Research Center

On September 22, a seminar was held at the Aarhus Center in Kapan for young students of Media Development Research Center under the theme “The Aarhus Convention”…

 

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19-09-2016

Mobility Week is launched in Europe

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK takes place every year from 16 to 22 September, with the aim of encouraging European municipalities to introduce and promote sustainable…

 

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16-09-2016

The issue of noise also will be the focus of the UN ECE

On September 5 – 7, Geneva hosted the 64th session of the Working Party on Noise of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) dealing with noise issues. The agenda…

 

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15-09-2016

Fifty-fourth Compliance Committee meeting under the Aarhus Convention will be the last opportunity for Armenia to meet requirements of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee’s decisions

On September 27 – 30, 2016 the Fifty-fourth meeting of the Compliance Committee…

 

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08-09-2016

What steps are undertaken by Armenia with regard to improvement of Transboundary EIA process concerning Metsamor nuclear power plant construction?

On September 5-7, the 36th session of the Compliance Committee of the Espoo Convention…

 

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08-09-2016

2016 Aarhus week – How the Aarhus Convention contributes to sustainable development

 

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31-08-2016

“Public discussion” on offenses registered in activities of Akhtala Ore Processing Combine CJSC

On the initiative of “Center of Economical and Legal Analysis” NGO and “Center for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO…

 

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30-08-2016

Further 3 ratifications and the Aarhus Convention’s GMO Amendment will enter into force

Through decision II/1 adopted at its second session (Almaty, 25-27 May 2005), the Meeting of the Parties to the UN EEC (European Economic Commission) Aarhus Convention…

 

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10-05-2016

ACs to invest capabilities acquired in DRR field in making resilient 3 communities of Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor

On May 6, the final meeting of “Strengthening the Capacities of Aarhus Centres in Disaster Risk Reduction to Enhance Awareness of Local Communities” project…

 

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04-05-2016

Community Micro Inquiry as a Method of Public Involvement in Resolution of Community Problems

On April 28, a meeting was held with Natalya Harutyunyan and Zhanna Harutyunyan, coordinators of “Women in Local Democracy” project…

 

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03-05-2016

Financial Participatory Approach as a Tool of NGOs Engagement in “PASP-A” Project

On April 29, Kapan Aarhus Center hosted a seminar under the theme “Financial Participatory Approach” (FPA) with the participation…