Legal roundtable is organised by the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus (REC C) in the framework of the EU funded Programme ‘Greening the Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood’ and framework MOU between UNECE and REC C on Organisation of capacity-building activities to support the implementation of EIA and SEA procedures Armenia. It will be held as a part of the process on developing the national legal framework on SEA in Armenia. The 2nd legal roundtable will follow the outcomes of the ‘Roundtable on integration of the SEA procedure into the national legal framework of Armenia’ organized in March 2016 (detailed information can be found at https://www.unece.org/es/environmental-policy/conventions/environmental-assessment/meetings-and-events/environmental-impact-assessment/workshops-eap-green/2016/the-legal-roundtable-and-sea-workshop-in-armenia/doc.html#/). The aim of the 2nd roundtable is to present elaborated draft legislation package on suggestive amendments on Strategic environmental assessment, with the emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the main actors and stakeholders in the SEA system. The feedback from the participants will be considered when finalizing the amendments to the national Law and draft Governmental Decree on SEA implementation. Relevant examples of SEA procedures from other countries will be presented and discussed at the roundtable by UNECE international team to improve existing national framework on SEA and to raise efficiency of internal procedures and monitoring related to environmental and health risks within SEA cycle. The event shall gather representatives of the sectoral ministries responsible for preparation of the plans and programmes in the key economic sectors, as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations, national experts and other relevant stakeholders. For more information on event and project kindly contact REC Caucasus office in Yerevan Tel: 011 574743 or e mail: email@example.com.
“Resource efficiency and clean production” (RECP) Demonstration project is implemented within EU funded “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighborhood” (EAP Green), by UNIDO and Regional environmental center for Caucasus. For industrial development projects implementation RECP uses tested preventive environmental approaches: improved efficiency of resources (reduced production costs and materials, energy and water consumption), reduced environmental impact (less waste products and pollution) and improved professional and social health and protection. The main aim of RECP pilot project is to improve resource efficiency and environmental action particularly in the fields of agricultural/ food production, chemical and construction materials production.
Regional environmental center for Caucasus Armenia National Office has launched its new project for the city of Vanadzor, in Lori region, Armenia, targeting identification of the most important environmental challenges reflecting on citizens' life which will need to be addressed through elaboration of Local environmental action plan for the city of Vanadzor, Lori Region, Armenia. Project is supported by US embassy in Armenia, as well as implemented jointly with local municipality and in collaboration with City Council which was formed as a result of project launching. One of the most important criteria for future success - improved public participation in environmental decision-making, which will be achieved through establishment of local city council consisting of national/local institutions, experts, research, foundations, civil society /NGOs, active citizens, environmentalists, city planners, etc. The first city conference was followed by the LEAP methodology training where the initial challenges for the city of Vanadzor has been identified and discussed with local city council members.
Current overview serves as an introduction to REC Caucasus activities, strategic goals, partnerships and outputs achieved within the recent 15 years of its experience in South Caucasus. Regional environmental center for Caucasus is determined as “to assist in solving environmental problems in the Caucasus region through the promotion of co-operation at national and regional level among NGOs, governments, business, local communities, and all other environmental stakeholders, in order to develop a free exchange of information, in line with the principles of the Aarhus Convention; offer assistance to all environmental NGOs and other stakeholders; and increase public participation in the decision-making process, thereby assisting the states of the Caucasus in the further development of a democratic civil society”.
Scoping Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment Project (SEA) “Strategic Development Plan, Road Map and Long Term Investment Plan for the Solid Waste Management Sector in Armenia”. The Scoping (or according to the Law ‘preliminary assessment’) is the initial stage of the SEA process. The aim of the Scoping stage is to identify environmental and health issues related to the plan or programme, which should be further analyzed within the SEA.
The training workshop on practical application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Armenia organized by the Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus (RECC) in the framework of the EU funded Programme ‘Greening the Economies in the Eastern Neighborhood’ took place
The new initiative on piloting application of SEA for the Solid waste management sector in Armenia has been undertaken by the Ministry of Nature Protection, UNECE and Regional environmental center for Caucasus Armenia National Office within the frames of EaP Green funded by European Union. The overall aim of a SEA pilot project is to build capacities in application of SEA procedures at national level and raise
For its prosperity, creation of competitive product every business company operating in the market needs investment of ecologically safe, methods, means and tools accepted by the world, and the primer for ‘’RECP for SMEs’’ will assist for this objective. Primer on ”Resource efficiency and cleaner production ” has been elaborated within the framework of cooperation on “Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Demonstration” project of UNIDO and REC Caucasus Armenia National Office, based on methodology
UNIDO Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration Component project is planning the First RECP Stakeholder forum on Energy Efficiency within the context of RECP application for Small and Medium Businesses in Armenia. Forum will take place on 30th of October, at 10:30 AM (registration at 10:15)
UNIDO Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration component project www.recp.am is being implemented in the frames of Partnership for Environment and Growth (EaP GREEN) financed by the European Union. Regional Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration Programme for Eastern Partnership Countries is called for scaling up resource efficient and cleaner production (CP) in small
UNIDO Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration component project is being implemented in the frames of Partnership for Environment and Growth (EaP GREEN) financed by the European Union. Regional Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration Programme for Eastern Partnership Countries is called for scaling up resource efficient and cleaner production (CP) in small businesses
On 28th of April National Conference was organized for “Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production’’ (RECP) project in Armenia implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in co-operation with Regional environmental center for Caucasus, Armenia National Office and financed by the European Union (EU) within “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighborhood” (EaP Green) initiative. The National Conference took place at ''Ani Plaza'' hotel.
The Republic of Armenia is well committed to improve its housing conditions and urban development strategies and planning policies. The country is actively working towards the preparation of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – HABITAT III, which will take place in 2016 and is expected to adopt the New Global Urban Agenda. Armenia has already completed and submitted to the HABITAT III secretariat its national report on housing and urban development and is engaged in multiple projects on urban
On 13th of March, 2015 closing conference was organized by Regional Environmental Center of Caucasus Armenian Branch Office and Jermuk representatives in the frames of Local Environmental Action Plan project carried out in Jermuk city. The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Jermuk city, Mr. Vardan Harutyunyan, other representatives of the city government, representatives of Jermuk city, experts working within the project
On 26th and 27th of January, 2015 REC Caucasus Armenian branch office organized a Review Training in the frames of ‘’Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production’’, UNIDO project. The training was held in Armenian branch office of REC Caucasus. The aim of the Training was the review of RECP assessment results of demonstration organizations (DO) in Armenia. Review Training was attended by REC Caucasus Armenian branch office representatives, Chief of Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit of UNIDO in Vienna, Mr. Rene
UNIDO RECP Demonstration Programme implemented by REC Caucasus Armenia National Office is aimed to improve resource productivity and environmental performance of businesses in agro/food processing, chemicals and construction materials’ sectors. RECP demonstrations are conducted for SMEs targeting food and beverage, chemical, construction materials.
REC Caucasus RECP team organized the second training within the frames of UNIDO “Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production” (RECP) Program, which took place from 8th to 11th September, Conference hall of UN Armenia House, in Yerevan. The aim of the training was to introduce the assessment, evaluation and recommendations of the Demo organizations by the experts. The training had module presentation (1-6, presented during the RECP introductory on 14-16 of April, 2014) introducing next steps to be applied by the experts when working with the Demo organizations.
From April 25 to 26, 2014, Regional environmental center for Caucasus team (Ms. Nune Harutyunyan, REC C Director, Ms. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan, National Project Coordinator and Ms. Hasmik Manukyan, Accountant) have conducted monitoring field visit to the Koghb and Jujevan communities within...
The Regional Environmental Center for the caucasus REC Caucasus is calling for expressions of interest from enterprises in the food and agroprocessing, construction and/or chemical materials sectors to participate in the programme on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in Armenia funded by UNIDO.
October 31, 2013: REC Caucasus and GIZ organized a regional workshop, titled ‘Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in South Caucasus countries,' in cooperation with the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) November 6, 2013
UNIDO's Vacancy Announcement on the position of National Coordinator for the EaP GREEN Programme in Georgia
On October 24-25, 2013, a Regional Workshop took place in the context of the project: „Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in South Caucasus countries” in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Press Release of EU and FAO Partnership Project “Improved Pesticides and Chemicals Management in the Former Soviet Union”
The World Day to Combat Desertification, will be held on June 17. The focus this year is drought and water scarcity.
The aim of the Local Consultations is to provide feedback on survey results to the participating communities and use the information for further discussions and joint actions development.
On December 5, 2012, REC Caucasus launched a two-day closure conference on its EU funded project Fostering Community Forestry Policy and Practice in Mountain Regions of the Caucasus at Sheraton Metechi Palace, Tbilisi, Georgia.
October 25-27 activities conducted by RECC within the framework of the EU funded project ”Fostering Community Forest Policy and Practice in Mountain Regions of the Caucasus” appear on the 1st Georgian Channel
“Greening Energy Sector - mainstreaming energy efficiency and utilization of the renewable energy in the Caucasus Energy sector development”
REC Caucasus Armenia BO in close co-operation with Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and State Environmental Inspection agency has initiated and launched the fifth round of professional trainings for environmental inspectors on June 22-23, 2012.
REC Caucasus is happy to inform that newsletter within the framework of the EU-funded project "Fostering Community Forest Policy and Practice in Mountain Regions of the Caucasus" have been published. You can download newsletters from our website!
On 6-7 June, 2012, REC Caucasus team organized field visit in the framework of EU-funded project “Fostering Community Forest Policy and Practice in Mountain Regions of the South Caucasus”, and Eurasia Foundation funded project on “Introduction of Sustainable use of Natural Resources in Local Communities and Increase their Preparedness against Natur
On June 5th from 17.00-19.00, in several cities and villages throughout Armenia, the “Let’s do it! Armenia” movement is organizing a flash-mob chalk drawing contest by the theme of “Armenia without garbage” in honor of World Environment Day.
On 25 - 28 April, 2012 REC Caucasus Armenia BO conducted capacity building trainings on ‘’Sustainable forest management’’ within the EU funded regional project “Fostering Community Forest Policy and Practice in Mountain Regions of the Caucasus” at the "Zikatar’’ training centre
On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Global Water Partnership of Central Asia and Caucasus Regions, on 23 April, 2012 Country Water Partnership Armenia organized workshop, hosted by Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus Armenia
First National Steering Committee meeting within the framework of the project “Improvement of environmental liability regime: Introduction of methodology for valuation of environmental damage”
The Regional Environment Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) is announcing vacancy for the position of International expert on Economic Assessment of Ecosystem Services as part of the project “Support Development of Biodiversity Conservation Policies and Practices in Mountain Regions of the South Caucasus” .
Today, on March 2, 2012 two-day regional conference “Utilization of Renewable Energy – Challenges and Opportunities for South Caucasus”, organized by REC Caucasus in cooperation with German foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung ended in Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel, Tbilisi.
The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces a vacancy for the position of Project Assistant, within the EC funded project # DCI/ENV/2008/151-708 "Fostering Community Forest Policy and Practice in the Mountain Regions of the Caucasus"
Azerbaijan Branch office of Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus (REC Caucasus) has organized National seminar under “Identification and implementation of adaptation response to Climate Change impact for Conservation and Sustainable use of agro-biodiversity in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of South Caucasus” project.
On January 27-28, 2011 REC Caucasus Armenia BO in close co-operation with Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and State Environmental Inspection agency has launched the third round of professional trainings for environmental inspectors.
On March 1-2, 2012, Regional Conference on “Utilization of Renewable Energy – Challenges and Opportunities for the Caucasus” is organized by German foundation – the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, in cooperation with REC Caucasus.
The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus, with the financial support of the Norwegian government is starting a new project "Support Development of Biodiversity Conservation Policies and Practices in Mountain Regions of the South Caucasus".
REC Caucasus Armenia team have carried out series of field visits in the period of October – November 2011 within the EU funded regional project “Identification and implementation of adaptation response to Climate Change impact for Conservation and Sustainable use of agro-biodiversity in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of South Caucasus".
On December 1, 2011, joint conference of the GIZ "Climate Tolerenat Rehabilitation of Degraded Landscapes in Georgia" and REC Caucasus "Sustainable Land Management for Mitigating Land Degradation and Reducing Poverty in the South Caucasus Region" projects was organized by REC Caucasus in Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel, Tbilisi.
On November 15, 2011 ended the two-day Regional Preparatory Meeting to the World Forum 6, in Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi. The event was organized by the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus), with the financial support of the governments of Swiss Confederation and France - via International Office for Water.
On November 10, 2011, VII Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus on “Climate Change Adaptation – Challenge and Opportunity for the Caucasus” started in Sheraton Metechi Palace, Tbilisi, lasting for two days.
In regard with the forthcoming 6th World Water Forum to be held in Marseilles, in March 2012, Tbilisi will host Europe Region Preparatory Process - Regional Preparatory Meeting in Hotel Radisson Blu Iveria, on November 14-15.
On November 10-11, 2011 with financial support of the Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Land Use Planning, Agriculture and Forestry of Lichtenstein, VII Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus on “Climate Change Adaptation – Challenge and Opportunity for the Caucasus” is being organized in Tbilisi, Georgia.
On October 21st, 2011, RA ministry of Emergency Situations, UNDP Armenia and Foundation of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction aorganized conference dedicated to National Strategy of DRR in RA.
Caspian: Technologies for the Environment (CTE), the International Exhibition and Conference for Environmental Protection, which is officially supported by the Government of Azerbaijan will be held on 2-4 November 2011 at Expo center in Baku.
The newly-established environmental youth movement of Azerbaijan “IDEA” (International Dialogue on Environmental Action) jointly with the United Nations Development Programme organizes International Camp of Young Environmentalists.
On October 19, 2011 REC Caucasus Armenia team and project experts have conducted first field visits within the EU funded project “Identification and implementation of adaptation response to Climate Change impact for Conservation and Sustainable use of agro-biodiversity in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of South Caucasus”.
This project is one of the numerous reforms launched at the zoo marking its 70th anniversary this year. The improvement program has been initiated by the new director – president of the Preservation Fund for Wildlife and Cultural Values Mr. Ruben Khachatryan.
Recent reports published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission said the EU increased greenhouse gas emission by 2.4 percent in 2010. Despite this slight increase past year, since 1990 the EU has decreased its emissions by 15.5 percent, while the economy grew by 42 percent in the same period of time.
On October 5, 2011, International Advisors of the South Caucasus Integrated Border Management (SCIBM) Programme got together in Tbilisi to review the progress made by the programme since its inception in 2010, and hear the presentations of the three country offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Representatives of the European Union; embassies
On September 24, Georgia joined the international campaign against climate change uniting more than 180 countries. The global movement was organized by the "350.org", the mission of which is to build global grassroots movement to solve global climate crisis.
On September 9-12, Transboundary Joint Secretariat (TJS) REC Caucasus hold study tour in Tusheti Protected Areas for interested parties living nearby Kazbegi National Park, within the framework of KFW Banking Group funded regional project “Transboundary Joint Secretariat for the Southern Caucasus”.
The second visit of the EU-funded ENPI FLEG Program\'s International Legal Consultant, Peter Herbst, took place from September 5 to September 12, 2011 in Azerbaijan. The main objective of the seminar was to hold meetings with stakeholders focused on advancing Azerbaijani forest legislation and hold the seminar
On September 9, 2011 was organized the Steering Committee meeting under the EU-funded regional project "Identification and implementation of adaptation response to Climate Change impact for Conservation and Sustainable use of agro-biodiversity in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of South Caucasus