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Sep

REC C has started preparatory works on Armenia’s 6th National Biodiversity Report under CBD

16

Jul

Strategic environmental assessment on Solid Waste Management sector, Armenia

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Report on "Strategic Development Plan, Road Map and Long Term Investment Plan for the Solid Waste Management Sector in Armen...

20

Apr

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment: Facts and Benefits

Armenian version of the brochure introduces the SEA procedure as set out in the Protocol with reference to its provisions,1 and presents the benefits of SEA while rectifying misconceptions regarding this procedure. It al...

05

Oct

Steering Committee discussed EU-funded project perspectives

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” by the Azerbaijan Branch office of REC Caucasus, at Aarhus Center. The meeting was attended by the representatives of ministries of Nature Protection, Agriculture, and Economy of the Republic of Armenia, representatives of EU Delegation in Armenia, State Agricultural University of Armenia, international, donor and non-governmental organizations (UNDP, GIZ, ICARE, WWF and ADP), as well as UNFCCC and UNCBD Focal Points in Armenia.
The purpose of the gathering was to present and discuss the project objectives, action plan and expected outcomes in the South Caucasus Region. The meeting was officially opened by REC Caucasus Armenia BO director, Ms. Nune Harutyunyan and Agro-biodiversity project national Team Leader Dshkhuhi Sahakyan.

During the discussion main issues raised by Steering Committee members included selection of arid and semi arid areas, setting-up of the criteria for guidance in selection process of arid and semi arid areas for project implementation, awareness raising on project implementation among the communities. Although, there have been some contradictions regarding the regional criteria for selection of target ecosystems and related communities for the project during the discussion, after active discussions, questions and answers, Steering Committee members came to final conclusions;

The Committee accepted terminology on arid and semi-arid ecosystems, pre-selected areas have been determined and the criteria of the pilot areas were discussed and will be finalised after the preliminary surveys which will be done within the project.