Fires occur in Armenia's vegetation-covered areas, and most of them are in Yerevan. There have been 460 fire cases in capital’s vegetation-covered areas since July 1, 2015 “The year has not yet split off, the heat wave has just entered our territory… the number of fires will increase and it is possible that it will be doubled till the end of the year. It's impermissible for the capital,” said Vrezh Gabrielyan, Mayor General and Deputy Director of Rescue Service of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations at the press conference at “EcoLur” Press Club on July 2. He pointed out that the 90 percent of fires near the settlements areas are made by people. Ruben Petrosyan, Chief Ranger of “ArmForest” SNCO added, that 8 cases of forest fires occurred in Armenia this year, out of which 2 were recorded in Nork forest, Yerevan.
The “EcoLur” Informational NGO is organizing series of events aimed at public involvement and awareness raising targeted to the future climate change policy directions and development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under UN Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).
The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under UNDP Climate Change Program, within the framework of ARM-002/2015 Contract. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.
July 02, 2015 at 18:00