Acting Minister of Nature Protection received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to Armenia
Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to Armenia Ulrik Tideström and Martin Fredriksson, the embassy’s Chargé d'affaires ad interim.
“Improvement of fish-farm water reuse and irrigation system of Sayat Nova village” project was implemented
It will be conducted irrigation of farmlands within 60ha with return water of “Masis-Fish” fishery owned by Samvel Harutyunyan, under the aegis of the Ministry of Nature Protection, through the joint efforts of “Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated Resource Development” project (ASPIRED), USAID-funded “Partnerships for Rural Prosperity” project (PRP), the Fund for Armenian Relief and the Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of Armenia.
The first batch of vehicles equipped with firefighting apparatus were handed to the Ministry of Nature Protection in a bid to combat wildfires
On October 31 there took place a meeting among the representatives of the Ministry of Nature Protection, the Steering Committee of the Russian Federation-UNDP Trust Fund for Development (TFD) and UNDP in Armenia, in the course of which there were considered issues apropos of the current cooperation, including "Addressing climate change impact through enhanced capacity for wildfires management in Armenia" project funded by the Russian Federation.
The Minister of Nature Protection received Arshaluys Jeknavorian
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received Arshaluys Jeknavorian - Ayzenbauer, former years-long executive director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)- who is paying a private visit to Armenia- accompanied by UNIDO Armenian Representative Anahit Simonyan.
The Minister of Nature Protection received citizens
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received citizens registered in October. Several issues, observations and proposals were voiced apropos of ministry functions, to which there were given in-depth clarifications, inclusive of there were presented legal basis for streamlining the above mentioned problems.
The Ministry of Nature Protection congratulates on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the UN’s founding, highly valuing its peacekeeping mission on the Planet Earth, as well as furtherance of sustainable development in countries, including in Armenia.
The 17th meeting of the Steering Committee (SC) of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) in water sector of Armenia took place
On October 19 the 17th meeting of the Steering Committee (SC) of the National Policy Dialogue (NPD) in water sector of Armenia took place, implemented within “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+) project scopes.
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.