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13:31 April 27, 2016 | Climate Change | 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 | Climate Change | 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
14:39 April 25, 2016 | Climate ChangeThe Armenian Delegation was Missing at the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
The Armenian delegation was missing at the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in the UN Headquarters on 22 April.
14:58 April 21, 2016 | Climate Change | 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
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.
15:29 April 06, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanLegislative Initiatives Aimed at Greening Economy in Armenia to End by 2018
We have 11 private companies – small and medium enterprises, where ecological audits have already been carried out, relevant “healthing” and “greening” consultations have been provided and we already have proposals accepted
16:24 April 05, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanLighting in Victory Park and Mashtots Avenue Changed with Funds Saved from Energy Efficiency in Yerevan
The projects aimed at energy efficiency in Armenia give their results; particularly Yerevan Municipality saved
18:28 April 01, 2016 | Climate Change | Ararat | Kotayk | Vayots dzorWhether Armenia Can Meet Increasing Water Demand?
As compared with 2015 the water demand needed for irrigation will be added by 58.2 million cum in Ararat basin management area in 2021.
13:25 March 30, 2016 | Climate ChangeThese Risks Are Predictable and Expectable for Water Resources
The aggregate river course will be reduced by 6.7% by 2030 and by
11:56 March 30, 2016 | Climate ChangeCases of Hail increased Twice During One Year
As compared with in 2014 the number of hail-hazardous processes increased twice in Armenia in 2015, as
13:48 March 25, 2016 | Climate ChangeNumber of Non-Comfort and Hazardous Days Within Recent 25 Years Increased 5 times in Armenia
In recent 25 years the number of non-comfort and hazardous days has reached 335 in Armenia. In 2015 the average temperature in Armenia was higher by 1.5 degrees
17:51 March 23, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanWorld Meteorology Day Marked in Yerevan
World Meteorological Organization has selected the following slogan for the World Meteorological Day, 23rd March, “Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the future”, which is most suitable for this
17:09 March 22, 2016 | Climate ChangeAs Compared with Last Year Reservoirs in Armenia Are Full by Over 70%
Except for Azat Reservoir, this year the reservoirs in Armenia have over 70% more water, as Levon Vardanyan, Director
12:21 March 22, 2016 | Climate ChangeWorld Water Day in Armenia – A Sad Holiday
This sad list doesn’t include the rivers polluted with the wastes of open pits, such as Akhtala, Voghji, Shnogh, Masrik and Sotq, Kartchevan, Debed, Meghradzor etc. Most probably, there is no sense to carry out any monitoring in these rivers, as their pollution
15:58 March 18, 2016 | Climate Change | YerevanCall to Public: Take Part in "Earth Hour" Campaign and Have Your Contribution in Climate Change Impact Mitigation
Take part in "Earth Hour" worldwide environmental campaign and have your contribution in climate change impact mitigation. The speakers of the press conference dedicated to “Earth Hour” worldwide environmental
15:27 March 17, 2016 | Climate Change | Aragatsotn | Kotayk | Lori | Shirak | Tavush | YerevanEight Towns in Armenia To Take Part in ''Earth Hour'' World Campaign
Eight towns in Armenia will join ''Earth Hour'' public campaign to be held on 19 March, which aims to gather the society, business, communities and other stakeholders around one idea – to switch off light for one hour for