The Adaptation Fund has allocated over US $ 1.4 million grants to Armenia
The Adaptation Fund Board approved “Artik city closed stone pit waste and flood management” pilot project, developed by “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” State Institution of the Ministry of Nature Protection.
The Minister of Nature Protection took part in the 5th Green Industry Conference held in Thailand
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan had a participation in the 5th Green Industry Conference organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Minister of Nature Protection participated in the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change
The RA Minister of Nature Protection-led delegation participated in the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place in Luxembourg. In his speech, Minister of Nature Protection E. Grigoryan went over issues referring to climate change, waste management, biodiversity conservation and climate funding.
The mechanisms to back developing countries were considered in the conference convened by the Green Climate Fund
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participated in the conference of the GCF National Designated Authorities held in Incheon, the Republic of Korea.
There were signed agreements with two agencies of the EU member countries
On October 18, there took place the signing ceremony of the two agreements in the Ministry of Nature Protection. Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Armenia Jonathan Lacôte, Head of the EU member states consortium Michael Suter, Representative of the French " Artois-Picardie" Water Agency Jacques Kotel, officers of the Ministry of Nature Protection, the embassy and international organizations were present at the event.
There were considered issues apropos of usage of industrial chemicals
There took place the training and capacity building workshop focused on backing the management of industrial chemicals utilization (import, use, storage, transport and disposal) in Tsaghkhadzor, organized by the Secretariat for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.
The pupils of ''Young Naturalist'' club partook in eco-educational events in "Dilijan" national park
The Ministry of Nature Protection in collaboration with UNDP’s program on Climate Change organized an eco-training and a cognitive visit to “Dilijan” national park for the pupils of schools involved in “Young Naturalist” club set up under the aegis of the Ministry.
Information about violations of norms on water use permits (WP) done by water users
The Water Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection supervised researches on the actual state of water resources and the implementation of the WP norms within the period of August 1 until September 30, 2018.
The reception of citizens took place in the Ministry of Nature Protection
Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Gnel Sanosyan received citizens registered in September. The eleven citizens participated in the reception.
Inviting users of refrigerated warehouses to take part in an energy efficient pilot project
In the frames of UNIDO “Establishing a regional center for capacity building specialists in refrigeration and air conditioning sector” the Ministry of Nature Protection invites interested organizations to participate in a selection process of replacing outdated refrigeration equipment operating in refrigerated warehouses with new and eco-friendly ones or with the construction of modern cold storage warehouses.
It was considered the furtherance of cooperation in environmental protection sphere with the Ambassador of Georgia
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia Giorgi Saganelidze. The sides discussed issues concerning the status and the prospects for cooperation between two countries in environmental protection sphere.
It has been prohibited the import of fishing nets with smaller mesh size than 50 mm
At the initiative of the Ministry of Nature Protection, it was prohibited the import of fishing nets with smaller mesh size than 50 mm into Armenia.
The procedures of goods import were simplified due to changes
At the proposal of the Ministry of Nature Protection, the RA State Revenue Committee simplified the procedures of importing of goods containing ozone depleting substances (ODS). From now on, customs officers will detect the presence of ozone depleting substances at customs checkpoints and will not guide the importers to the Ministry of Nature Protection for the relevant reference.
Festive events in State Museum of Nature of Armenia
There took place festive events dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the declaration of independence in State Museum of Nature of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia. In attendance were Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Gnel Sanosyan, Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment Vardevan Grigoryan, Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazaryan, Iranian-Armenian philanthropist Levon Aharonyan and other guests.
There have been considered resource mobilization mechanisms for environmental priorities with WB Team
It took place a joint consultation over environmental problem-solving processes apropos of financial challenges with the officers of the RA Ministries and the World Bank in the Ministry of Nature Protection.
“Environmental project implementation unit” State Agency for supporting to produce the sixth national report to the Convention Biological Diversity, announces a pre-qualification procedure for selection of international consultant
“Environmental project implementation unit” State Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, for supporting to produce the sixth national report to the Convention Biological Diversity, announces a pre-qualification procedure for selection of international consultant
“ELARD Group”, international team of experts, arrived in Armenia with the objective to conduct independent expertise of Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite deposit
The international experts have arrived in Armenia to conduct an independent survey of Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite deposit, as the Minister of Nature Protection announced at the press conference held to summarize the activities performed in the 100-day period of his tenure.
The delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection had a meeting with the officers of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The delegation headed by Erik Grigoryan met with the delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) led by Associate Director of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team at EBRD Nigel Jollands.
"Green Initiatives" foster green thinking
There took place the official opening ceremony of "eco pavilion" in the Northern Avenue, which marked the start-up of "Green Initiatives" environmental campaign. In attendance were Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, Dmitry Mariyasin, Acting UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, officers of international and non-governmental organizations.
A working visit to Syunik region
The delegation led by Minister Erik Grigoryan conducted a working visit to Syunik Region.
The delegation comprised Deputy Minister Gnel Sanosyan, heads of corresponding subdivisions of the staff and regional divisions, KfW Environmental Project Coordinator Alvaro Bernal, team members of "Support Program for Protected Areas - Armenia" (SPPA-A) project (€ 8.25 million).