The Master Agreement was signed between the Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund
The Bilateral, Master Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was signed by Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan and Javier Manzanares, Executive Director ad interim of the Green Climate Fund Secretariat.
The consistent measures addressed to capacity building of SPAs are in progress
The Ministry of Nature Protection performs consistent measures to bolster capacities of specially protected areas of nature (SPAs).
All the families, schools and the only kindergarten of three villages in the vicinity of “Shikahogh” state reserve were provided with firewood
In the frames of “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project implemented under the Ministry of Nature Protection, at the beginning of December, "Kapan Forestry" branch of "ArmForest" SNCO completed works of providing firewood to permanent residents of Shikahogh, Srashen, Nerkin Hand villages, by allocating 8m³ wood per family.
On December 11, the Master Agreement will be signed between Green Climate Fund and Armenia
The Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund will sign the Master Agreement within the framework of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC.
Free fuel briquettes are provided to Meghri community settlements
To reduce the pressure of adjacent communities on forest areas of “Areviq” national park, in the frames of “Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia” (SPPA-A) project, the Ministry of Nature Protection implements a project: providing of alternative fuels to two mountainous settlements of Meghri community.
There were provided grants to residents of Haghartsin and Teghut villages within the framework of environmental projects
The Ministry of Nature Protection in collaboration with the UNDP/GEF and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) executed a small grant project of around 70 million AMD in Haghartsin and Teghut communities of Tavush region, about which RA Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had announced earlier.
Erik Grigoryan met with citizens registered in November
Several citizens- among which there were sectorial experts- presented proposals for the solution of environmental bottlenecks and expressed willingness for realization of thereof with their experience and knowledge.
"Dilijan" national park buys tree seeds and offers a job
The restoration of Armenia's forest areas is one of the key directions of the policy conducted by the Ministry of Nature Protection. To ensure this, the reforestation works within 2000 hectares of forests under "ArmForest" SNCO situated in Lori and Tavoush regions- launched this year- are to be completed with backing of the UNDP.
Competitive tender for development and production of pro-environmental social advertising, posters and TV shows
The Ministry of Nature Protection in collaboration with the UNDP have embarked on a process of developing and producing pro-environmental social advertising, posters and TV shows.
Please find below the link to the tender announcement:
The policy conducted in the sphere of environmental protection has undergone drastic changes
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan reported on the guiding directions of the policy, ongoing reforms, current and promising projects performed in the sphere of environmental protection over the past 6 months. The representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, initiatives doing environmental-related activities and the mass media were invited to the meeting.
The 30th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 30) to the Montreal Protocol took place in Quito
The 30th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer took place in Quito, Ecuador. First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Irina Ghaplanyan and Liana Ghahramanyan, National Coordinator for the Ozone Layer Issues participated in the meeting.
The efficient consultation over nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement
On the margins of the visit of the preliminary assessment mission of Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership (NDC Partnership) under the Paris Agreement, it took place the efficient consultation in Conference Hall of Ani Plaza Hotel; in attendance were responsible persons of ministeries and interested organizations, members of the Delegation from NDC Partnership, officers of international projects and non-governmental organizations, experts.
There will be no longer emissions from Ararat landfill harmful to humans and the environment
Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan and Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan conducted a working visit to Ararat region and got acquainted with accomplished restoration and infrastructure establishment activities of the landfill of the city of Ararat.
Also, Minister of Nature Protection and Natural Resources of the Republic of Artsakh Feliks Gabrielyan, Ararat Region Governor Garik Sargsyan and Ararat Mayor Hayk Haykyan joined the working group.
Supervised actions addressed to climate change mitigation
On the margins of the visit of the preliminary assessment mission of Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership (NDC Partnership) under the Paris Agreement, the high-level roundtable discussion was held in the Ministry of Nature Protection.
The Prime Minister’s decree draft on “Making an amendment to the N464 decree on establishing Interdepartmental Commission on Environmental Education” was developed
To ensure the execution of Table 1-3 of the N7 protocol decree of the RA Government, February 22, 2018, on ''Approving the National Strategy on Environmental Education and Upbringing'', Information and Public Relation Department of the Ministry of Nature Protection has developed the preliminary version of the Premier’s decree draft on “Making amendments and a supplement to the RA Prime Minister’s decree of N464 of August 3, 1998. The written remarks and proposals regarding the decree draft may be submitted to 517 room, 5th floor, 3rd Government House.
The workers of Ministries of Nature Protection of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh conduct professional discussions and experience exchange
The representatives of the delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection and Natural Resources of the Republic of Artsakh, who are paying a working visit to Armenia, hold discussions with their counterparts of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA. At the end of the first day of the visit it was followed by an enlarged working meeting of the ministerial delegations led by the Ministers Erik Grigoryan and Feliks Gabrielyan.
Acting Minister of Nature Protection received World Bank Delegation
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received the World Bank Delegation headed by Bank Senior Economist Yevgeni Naydov.
Discussed the possibilities of export and elimination of 1053 tons of pollutants in Nubarashen
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan held a working consultation over the results of UNDP/GEF-implemented project- "Elimination of obsolete pesticide stockpiles and addressing POPs contaminated sites within a sound chemicals management framework"- its further status.
Karen Jenderedjian was elected a member of the Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention
During the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) took place in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates), Adviser to the Minister of Nature Protection, National Focal Point to the Ramsar Convention Karen Jenderedjian was elected as a representative of the member state of the Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention for 2018-2021 by the delegates of 143 countries.
on continued activities in the direction of reassessment of “Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite deposit” exploitation project