12:21 May 25, 2016 | Officials | YerevanOn 25 May 525 Cases Recorded Because of Heavy Wind in Morning
As of 25 May, at 06:00, a total number of 525 cases were recorded in Armenia, out of which 447 in Yerevan
15:09 May 24, 2016 | SOS | YerevanYerevan Lake Area - A Landfill Site (Photos)
In March 2016 Yerevan Lake had water classified as “unsatisfactory” (class 4). According to “Center for Monitoring Environmental Impact” SNCO of Nature Protection Ministry, the pollution is conditioned with
16:08 May 19, 2016 | Climate Change | Syunik | YerevanWhether Geothermal Power Plant To Be Constructed in Armenia?
The geothermal explorations without drilling at Karkar geothermal site in Syunik Region have been accomplished. The land areas, where drilling will be carried out, have
19:25 May 18, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanTo What Extent Financial Mechanisms Promote Development of "Green" Energy Policy in Armenia
By joining the global processes of combating climate change, it’s urgent for Armenia to transit to “green economy” strategy. Armenia has undertaken a commitment to restrict greenhouse gas emission in the range of
17:37 May 18, 2016 | Waste | YerevanDumps and Stink Stretch Over 3.5 Km in Hrazdan Gorge
Restaurants, motels, stink, dumps and rats: this is how the Hrazdan Gorge looks stretching over 3.5 km.
16:06 May 18, 2016 | Climate Change | Yerevan“Green” Energy Funding To Be Increased in Frames of Paris Agreement
In the frames of Paris Agreement 'green' funding will be increased. For example, the World Bank will increase funding in this direction by 1/3, as Tamara Babayan
16:03 May 13, 2016 | Forest | YerevanAmendments to RA Forest Code Discussed at RA PM's Assignment at Agriculture Ministry
Recently RA Agriculture Ministry organized the discussion of the bill “On Making Amendments and Supplements to RA Forest Code” with the participation of RA Agriculture Ministry Sergo Karapetyan, “National Center for Legislative Regulation” PIU SE Director Armen Yeghiazaryan, “ArmForest” SNCO Director Ruben Petrosyan, RA Agriculture
12:36 May 11, 2016 | Forest | YerevanWhether Armenia Can Reach 20.1% Forestation without External Funding?
If actions directed at the reduction of greenhouse emissions are not carried out in the world, the temperature in Armenia will increase by 3-4 degrees. As a measure for climate change mitigation, Armenia has undertaken to make its forestation 20.1% by
11:34 May 11, 2016 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | YerevanMeeting of CAO/IFC with SOS Amulsar Group in Yerevan
What are the investment funds of Amulsar gold mine project spent? This question was raised at the meeting of CAO/IFC (the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman) experts with SOS Amulsar group in Yerevan, who had arrived to investigate
18:39 May 05, 2016 | Climate Change | Yerevan"Climate Forum East" Project Aiming To Make Civil Society Active in Combating Climate Change
"Climate Forum East" Project of the Armenian Red Cross raises awareness on climate change in the communities of Armenia. “In this stage we provide small grants and recently we have signed three contracts with
15:55 May 02, 2016 | Forest | YerevanLevon Galstyan: Amendments to Forest Code Intend to Legalize Objects Already Constructed in Forest
“Amendments to Forest Code have obviously been made for the purpose of permitting site development so as to legalize the objects of certain people already constructed in the forests and to continue site development in forest-covered
13:31 April 27, 2016 | Forest | YerevanWhy Amendments to Forest Code Initiated: Governmental Body Proposing Amendments Giving Explanations
“The president of our country assigned us to review and reduce the burden, all those administrative drawbacks, which exist in our country. There was a contradiction between
16:34 April 25, 2016 | Forest | YerevanNazeli Vardanyan: Amendments to RA Forest Code Bear Huge Risks
On 31 March 2016 the Armenian Government approved RA draft laws “On Making Amendments and Supplements to RA Forest Code” and “On Making Amendment to RA Code on Administrative Violations” and sent to the National Assembly. The amendments envisage permitting site development in forests and to eliminate the concept of a forest ticket
16:20 April 25, 2016 | Climate Change | Armavir | Yerevan“Armavir Development Center” NGO: Growing Apricot in Ararat Valley Is Almost Inexpedient
“Growing apricot in Ararat Valley is almost inexpedient, it’s already several years as apricot trees blossom earlier and
14:58 April 21, 2016 | Forest | YerevanLegalizing Illegal: Business Intends To Get into Armenian Forests
Since 2009 the extent of reforestation works has reduced by 6 times reaching almost zero level in 2015. The Government hasn’t allotted even a penny for the reforestation in 2016. Recently the Armenian Government has approved the draft amendments
18:22 April 19, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanArmenian Youth Needs "Green Education"
The American University of Armenia has a mandatory environmental component in its academic programs: “In the AUA Master’s programs it’s obligatory to select a one-credit environmental course, if you don’t select an environmental course
17:26 April 18, 2016 | Cities | YerevanSellers of Dogs, Construction Materials and Clothes To Leave Vernisazh
Soon dogs, construction materials and clothes won’t be sold in Vernisazh. Yerevan Municipality initiated reconstruction, modernization, regulation and improvements
13:07 April 18, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanArmen Vardanyan: It’s Impossible to Solve Environmental Problems without Cooperating with NGOs
There are three social forums operating adjunct to Nature Protection Ministry, which ensure the detection and multilateral discussion of environmental problems. As Armen Vardanyan, Nature Protection Ministry
14:44 April 14, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanArmenia to Establish Civil Investment Green Fund
The civil society will be involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation processes only provided that it will have social and economic benefit from such involvement: Aram Gabrielyan, National Focal Point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, expressed
12:53 April 08, 2016 | Climate Change | Shirak | YerevanGEF Experience: Four New "Green" Enterprises Set up Due to SGP
The aim of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the UNDP is to involve civil society into the implementation processes of global environmental conventions.