The potential of Bulgaria-Armenia cooperation will be accomplished to the maximum
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Armenia Maria Pavlova Tsosorkova-Kaymaktchieva.
Armenia and Germany deepen cooperation in the field of environmental protection
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received the delegation headed by Officer of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Daniel Haas , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Armenia Bernhard Matthias Kiesler, KfW Regional Office Director for South Caucasus Klaus Weigel, Bank’s Project Manager Alvaro Berriel, accompanied by KfW and GIZ representatives in Armenia.
Get Out of the Red Book
The third annual exhibition titled "Get Out of the Red Book" was organized in Yerevan Zoo on the initiative of "Naturalists" group of Ayntap Secondary School N2 after Byuzand Margaryan of Ararat region. The pupils made red-listed species from wastes, and displaying them during the exhibition, voiced their problems.
The current and prospective projects were considered with the delegation of the Caucasus Nature Fund
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) Executive Director Geof Giacomini and National Coordinator Arman Vermishyan.
Addressing the guests, Minister Grigoryan noted with satisfaction that the cooperation with CNF increases in scope and is institutional.
Armenia is the leading country in the region
On April 1-3, the Green Climate Fund's mission (GCF) arrived in Armenia led by Deputy Director Clifford Polycarp. On the margins of the visit, the workshop was embarked on April 2, in the course of which, the issues relating to climate change and cooperation with the Fund were considered.
The next reception of citizens took place in the Ministry of Nature Protection
The group formed of the workers of corresponding subdivisions of the Ministry of Nature Protection, headed by Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Ayser Ghazaryan received citizens registered in March.
The National Assembly has ratified the Kigali Amendment
The National Assembly has ratified the agreement of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, submitted by First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Irina Ghaplanyan.
Detected cases of norm violations on cutting trees
During the weekend, there were detected 25 illegally cut pine trees in Artanish and Drakhtik districts of Artanish branch of “Sevan”NP SNCO of the Ministry of Nature Protection.
Also, the cases on deforestation were revealed in Gugark Forestry Enterprise branch of “Hayantar” SNCO of Committee of Forest
The next USD 2.5 million environmental grant was allocated to Armenia
On March 12-15, 2019, the meeting of the UN Adaptation Fund (AF) took place, in the course of which, "Enhancing of Adaptive Capacity of Communities and Ecosystems Adjacent to Specially Protected Areas of Nature of Armenia" grant project costing USD 2.5 million, submitted by "Environmental Project Implementation Unit" SI of the Ministry of Nature Protection, was considered and approved.
There were considered the status of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures during the Interdepartmental Coordination Council
Chaired by First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Irina Ghaplanyan, the session on interdepartmental coordination council implementing the demands and thesis of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in the Ministry of Nature Protection.
Clean-up activities and tree planting were effected in the capital and in all regions
On March 23, the Ministry of Nature Protection and the staff of Ministry’s SNCOs participated in the nationwide clean-up day in Yerevan and all regions of Armenia.
In parallel to doing cleaning activities, the employees of SNCOs under the Ministry accomplished tree planting in forest and specially protected areas of nature, as well as in their adjacent areas.
Formed water resources must be effectively used for the sake of Armenia
On March 22, the Ministry of Nature Protection and Mission of the United States Agency for International Development in Armenia (USAID/Armenia) organized the joint event dedicated to World Water Day.
Discussed sectorial problem solving projects in the frames of events of the International Day of Forests (IDF)
Today, "Forests and Education" workshop took place in “Armenia Marriott” hotel. The professional consultation was held within the framework of the International Day of Forests (IDF) proclaimed by the UN and annually celebrated on the 21st of March.
The theme of this year's International Day of Forests is “Forest and education – Learn to Love Forests”.
Armenia has become a member of the Green Climate Fund Board
The United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up in 2010. It is headquartered in Songdo, South Korea. The Green Climate Fund is the largest “green” fund established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Firefighting apparatus purchased for 360 firefighters was handed to the Ministries
In the frames of "Addressing climate change impact through enhanced capacity for wildfires management in Armenia" project, implemented under the Ministry of Nature Protection, the ceremony of handing firefighting tools and equipment purchased for 360 firefighters to the Ministries of Nature Protection and Emergency Situations took place in "Khosrov Forest" state reserve.
“EPIU” SA of the Ministry of Nature Protection has been accredited to the Green Climate Fund
On February 27, 2019, in Songdo, Republic of Korea during the 22nd meeting of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board accreditation application of “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” SI was approved.
The Minister of Nature Protection had a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of U.S. to Armenia Lynne Tracy.
Welcoming the Ambassador-led delegation, the Minister of Nature Protection congratulated the Ambassador on assuming her diplomatic mission in Armenia and wished her fruitful work.
The package of draft laws on prohobition of plastic bag usage was discussed
The public discussion was held in the Ministry of Nature Protection over the Ministry-developed package of draft laws directed to banning plastic bag usage. The proposed amendments envisage prohobition of free provision of plastic bags from July 1, 2019, and defining of a special tax from January 1, 2020. These measures will redound to reduction of plastic bag usage, thus it is planned to prohobit their sale in Armenia in 2023.
Discussed the mechanisms to back the new environmental policy with WB delegations
On February 27 and 28, Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan had meetings with the members of the World Bank Mission - who arrived in Armenia - headed by Country Manager of the World Bank for Armenia Sylvie Bossoutrot and Senior Environmental Specialist Sameer Akbar.
The cases of violations of norms on cutting trees were detected
There were revealed cases on illegal logging within the last week, while supervising conservation-related measures in the areas under the control of the Ministry of Nature Protection subdivisions. The 5 cases on deforestation of 58 trees and 2 branches were detected in Artsvaberd, Hrazdan, Chambarak and Noyemberyan forestry enterprises of "ArmForest" SNCO.