Yerevan Municipality urged employees of "Greening and Environmental  Protection" SNCO not to mislead public with false facts

 Monday, May 25 2020 14:47
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ArmInfo.Press Secretary of Yerevan Mayor Hakob Karapetyan urged employees of the "Greening and Environmental Protection" SNCO not to mislead the public with false  facts.


GCF allocated funds for its first green financing grant program  in Armenia 
 Thursday, May 21 2020 16:44

ArmInfo.The Green Climate Fund (GCF) allocated funds for its first grant program in Armenia in the field of green financing.

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Local residents turned to EBRD demanding to withdraw from Amulsar  program
 Tuesday, May 19 2020 13:51

ArmInfo.23 residents of settlements near the Amulsar field, through an independent IPAM accountability mechanism, appealed to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to withdraw from the Amulsar  project. The statement was joined by the international network CEE  BankWatch, NGO "Ekolur", NGO "Forest of Armenia", NGO "Green Armenia"  and the civic initiative "Armenian Environmental Front".

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In Tavush, measures will be taken to protect the Red Book leopard
 Tuesday, May 12 2020 18:30

ArmInfo.In the Tavush region Armenia will take measures to protect the Red Book leopard.

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For the first time in 50 years, a leopard was discovered in Tavush  region of Armenia
 Thursday, May 7 2020 14:07

ArmInfo. For the first time in 50 years, a leopard was discovered in the Tavush region of Armenia. According to WWF-Armenia, cameras in the territory of Yenokavan  village videotaped the Red List animal.

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Erik Grigoryan presented the results of his two-year work as Minister  of the Environment
 Thursday, May 7 2020 13:50

ArmInfo.Now, the former Minister of the Environment has presented the results of his two-year work.  In his statement, Grigoryan noted that all the employees of the  ministry, despite recent criticism and often unfair treatment, did  everything possible to solve the problems inherited for decades.  

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Expert: Erik Grigoryan`s resignation may be related to the mining sector
 Wednesday, May 6 2020 11:34

ArmInfo. Erik Grigoryan's resignation from the post of Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia may be related to the mining sector. This opinion was expressed by Inga Zarafyan, head of the EcoLur NGO, in an interview with ArmInfo.   The expert noted that the mining sector in Armenia has been under criticism of the environmental community for many years. Over the years, it has been repeatedly pointed out that in the mining industry the superpowers are involved, including the state leaders. After the "velvet revolution", strong changes and new processes began in this sector, which affected, in particular, Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine  and the Amulsar deposit. The redistribution of property, litigation and scandals, as well as the uncertainty in implementation of such large projects as, for example, the Teghout field development turned out, according to Zarafyan, to be a too heavy burden for the former minister. "Other sectors subordinate to the ministry in cannot be compared with the mining field in financial, economic and strategic terms," she noted.  To recall, on May 5, the President of Armenia signed a decree on the dismissal of the Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan. According to media reports, Grigoryan personally resigned.   

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Government recognized the northern and Sevan water basins as low  water level areas
 Thursday, April 23 2020 16:56

ArmInfo.The Armenian government recognized the northern and Sevan water basins as low water level areas. The corresponding decision was made on April 23 at a  government meeting.

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Vahe Jilavyan appointed First Deputy Minister of Environment of  Armenia
 Tuesday, April 21 2020 18:55

ArmInfo. By the decision of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, Vahe Jilavyan was appointed First Deputy Minister of the Environment of Armenia.

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Caucasus Nature Fund allocated 285 thousand euros to Armenia
 Monday, April 20 2020 13:14

ArmInfo.The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) continues to provide assistance to the specially protected natural territories of Armenia.

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EU expects implementation of projects with Armenia within the  framework of the Green Agreement program
 Wednesday, April 15 2020 15:54

ArmInfo. Andrea Wiktorin, Head  of the EU delegation to Armenia, made a video address in which she  touched on the climate problem.

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The program for planting 10 million trees has been postponed to 2021
 Monday, April 13 2020 16:43

ArmInfo.  The deadlines for the  implementation of the program for planting 10 million trees in  Armenia have been postponed to 2021. This is stated in the message of  the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.

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Facts of illegal hunting of Red List animals were revealed 
 Saturday, April 11 2020 14:48

ArmInfo.The RA Environmental Inspection Authority revealed the facts of illegal hunting of Red List animals.

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State of emergency "cleared" Yerevan`s air
 Wednesday, April 8 2020 14:56

ArmInfo.The declaration of a state of emergency in connection with COVID-19 "cleared" the Yerevan's air.

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Ombudsman and Ministry of Nature Protection disagree
 Friday, April 3 2020 20:36

ArmInfo.According to the Ombudsman, the draft law on amendments to the Law "On Freedom of Information" developed by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection  contains the risks of unjustified refusal.

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Lydian Armenia accuses government of lack of grounds for new phase of  questions on Amulsar project 
 Thursday, March 19 2020 15:55

ArmInfo. The government has no justifiable grounds for demanding the start of a new stage of questions to Lydian on the Amulsar project

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Solemn opening ceremony of Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on  territory of Sevan National Park took place 
 Friday, March 13 2020 17:30

ArmInfo. On March 13, the solemn opening ceremony of the Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on the territory of the Sevan National Park took place. The event, which was attended by Minister of Economy of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan and  Minister of Forestry of Belarus Vitaly Drozhzh, was held as part of  the 14th meeting of the Armenian-Belarusian intergovernmental  commission.

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Pashinyan: Amulsar field will not be developed if there are  uncontrolled environmental risks
 Wednesday, March 11 2020 18:15

ArmInfo. On March 11, as part of the "YES" campaign for the constitutional referendum scheduled for April 5, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Jermuk residents who had blocked the road to the Amulsar field.

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Minister: During the development of the Amulsar mine, the results of  the 1952-1954 expedition were not taken into account
 Monday, March 9 2020 16:20

ArmInfo. During the development of  the Amulsar mine, the results of the 1952-1954 expedition were not taken into account. Minister of Environment of Armenia Erik  Grigoryan  stated on April 9 at a meeting of Inquiry Committee for  Studying the legality validity and reliability of financial and other  reports submitted to the bodies of executive power and adopted by  them in the framework of investment programs in the area of  industrial metal mining.

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Armenian Prime Minister called on all Armenians to take an active  part in the event on planting 10 million trees
 Saturday, March 7 2020 13:52

ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called on citizens of the country and representatives of the Diaspora to take an active part in the  upcoming event to plant 10 million trees. He posted his appeal on his  page on Faceebook.

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Armenia is a vulnerable territory in terms of climate change
 Friday, March 6 2020 16:35

ArmInfo. According to the climate change scenario, taking into account continuing emissions, by 2100 the average global temperature will increase by 2.9-3.4 + C compared with the pre-industrial era. According to the World Meteorological  Organization, heat waves, which became the deadliest meteorological  phenomena in 2015-2019, affected all continents and led to many new  temperature records.

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