The National Adaptation Plan is being developed
"National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to advance medium and long-term adaptation planning in Armenia" project has been launched, which is implemented with financing of USD 2.7 million grant from the Green Climate Fund provided to Armenia. The project aims to establish adaptation priorities in our country outlined through the Paris Agreement.
The Minister of Nature Protection discussed prospects for cooperation with the Ambassador of China
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China Tian Erlong.
The sides pointed out the great potential for cooperation between two states in the sphere of environmental protection and discussed the practical steps focused on the full-fledged utilization of thereof.
Public-private partnership to effecintely address environmental issues
Today, Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan and General Manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia Christoph Speck signed a memorandum of understanding. The cooperation envisaged by the memorandum is focused on conservation and restoration of the environment, sustainable management of wastes and water resources.
The representatives of private sector organizations were advised of Green Climate Fund financial toolkit
In the frames of "Green Climate Fund - new possibilities for financing" seminar discussions, Environmental Projects Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Nature Protection organized the next meeting for the representatives of state and private organizations, scientific institutions in the spheres of energy and agriculture.
A grant of 700.000 thousand euros will be allocated to specially protected areas of nature for 2019
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) Executive Director Geof Giacomini and National Coordinator Arman Vermishyan.
Fire extinguishment operations in "Yeghegnut" forestry enterprise of "ArmForest" SNCO are in progress
The fire broke out due to the disruption of the railway line, nearby Vahagnadzor village, Lori Region, at 18:32 yesterday evening, which entered the area of “Yeghegnut” forestry enterprise of "ArmForest" SNCO of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Nature Protection has been put out, thus fire extinguishment operations are in progress.
There took place a public discussion within ''Green Talin’’ project scopes
The public discussion was held in the fine arts school of the city of Talin, Aragatsotn region, in the frames of "Green Talin" project.
The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Nature Protection, Talin Municipality and the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD).
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Nature Protection and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
In the framework of Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan's visit to Abu Dhabi, on January 14-16, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
There will be signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Nature Protection and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participates in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) forum in Abu Dhabi on January 14-16; in attendance are over 4000 participants from across the world, including state and government leaders.
The explanation talks with the residents rebound to desired outcomes
On January 11, there took place a consultative meeting; in attendance were the representatives of the Ministry of Nature Protection, Gegharkunik Regional Administration, “Sevan” NP SNCO, the RA Police, Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, inclusive of several fishermen doing fishing at Lake Sevan.
"Eco House and Camp" civic initiative has made a statement, which solicits the reality, thus diminishing efficient and dedicated work of “Dilijan” national park in recent months.
The initiative accuses- in the video entitled "large-scale illegal cutting of trees"- noting that "exclusively large, expensive trees used to make furniture have been cut in Pishik district of “Dilijan” national park”.
New Year congratulatory message
I warmly congratulate all of you on New Year and Christmas.
I wish the coming 2019 to be a year of realization of cherished dreams and significant goals. I am sure that the vision of having more green, clean and environmentally friendly Armenia has its special place among that list.
The outputs of the next environmental project have been summarized
The final workshop on “Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices for the elimination of unintentionally produced POPs releases” project took place. The household waste sorting infrastructures had been set up in the landfill of the city of Ararat under one of the project's components.
The preparatory works on Armenia’s 6th National Biodiversity Report are in the final phase
The Ministry of Nature Protection completes the preparatory works of the 6th National Biodiversity Report. Being among the world’s 25 countries having richest biodiversity and one of the 2 hotspots in Europe, Armenia implements a policy targeted at preserving it.
There took place a workshop dedicated to the ozone layer protection; US$ 154,000 thousand in grants was allocotated to Armenia
At the initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection-implemented Ozone project, a workshop over recapping the results of the activities accomplished by Armenia in 2018 in the direction of protecting the ozone layer took place. The representatives of concerned state bodies, partner state and private organizations, sectorial scientists partook in the workshop.
Discussed the prospects for cooperation with the Green Climate Fund
On December 19 there took place the consultative workshop in Armenia Marriott Hotel organized by “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” State Institution, in the course of which issues over the functions of the Green Climate Fund, inclusive of the prospects for cooperation with the Fund were considered.
The enhanced activities will be implemented at Lake Sevan and throughout Armenia within December 20-January 20, 2019
In a bid to ensure natural reproduction of ishkhan and sig fish at Lake Sevan, any kind of swimming means has been prohibited at Lake Sevan, and enhanced supervision has been arranged throughout Armenia.
The delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC
The delegation led by Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC took place in Katowice, Poland; in attendance were more than 30,000 delegates from 200 countries.The participating states signed three declarations on CO2 emission reduction, increasing forest areas and promoting the large-scale development of electric vehicles.
Fully renovated Children and Youth Creative Center N3 was opened
On December 18, the solemn opening ceremony of fully renovated Children and Youth Creative Center N3 took place in Yerevan.
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Dmitry Mariyasin participated in the event.
"Green Urban Lighting" project has been implemented
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participated in the closing ceremony of "Green Urban Lighting" project under the implementation of the Ministry, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and co-financed by the communities.