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1 July 2022 European Green Deal for Ukraine: eco-transformation, not eco-amputation

The leading Ukrainian environmental and anti-corruption organizations including National Interests Advocacy Network (ANTS), International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” (EPL), Anti-corruption Action Center (AntAC), SaveDnipro NGO that have been working together to promote the rule of law for environmental protection in Ukraine, strengthen environmental democracy principles and foster key environmental reforms are unanimous in their position regarding…

29 June 2022 The G7 countries have agreed to help Ukraine’s sustainable “green” economic recovery

Yesterday, on June 27, at the G7 summit in Germany the position of these countries to support Ukraine in the fight against russia was nnounced.   The leaders of the countries once again voiced that the invasion of Ukraine violates international law, and first of all the UN Charter. They also condemned Russia’s unwarranted use…

23 June 2022 Post-war reconstruction of Ukraine: only environmentally friendly!

Environmental NGOs, members of Working Group 3 “Environment, Climate Change and Energy Security” of the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and Working Group 5 “Energy, Transport, Environment and Climate Change” of the Ukrainian part of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform addressed the leadership of the European Union with a call…

23 June 2022 Have self-seeding forests got a chance to survive?

On 20 June 2022, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the draft law on amendments to some legislative acts on forest conservation (registration № 5650) that was developed by members of the public in order to correct the environmental imbalance caused by the adoption of the draft law №2194 and to preserve self-seeding…

22 June 2022 Participants of EPL online course are about to see the picturesque Carpathian mountains and get new skills and experience

On July 6-8, 2022, EPL is holding the earlier announced summer school for successful graduates of the online course on environmental aspects of community management. This year, the summer school will thematically focus on post-war reconstruction of Ukraine because we all believe in and look forward to Ukraine’s imminent victory in the war against the…

20 June 2022 The Law 2207-1д “On Waste Management” has been finally passed by the Parliament!

On 20 June 2022, MPs made an important step towards EU membership and making progress in the waste management sector in Ukraine. 282 MPs voted for the draft Law “On Waste Management”, which had been awaiting adoption in various editions for about 10 years. We want to thank MPs who took the time in such…

1 June 2022 Review of russia’s crimes against Ukraine’s environment (May # 2)

May 15. The russian military hit a warehouse with ammonium nitrate in the Kharkiv region. The explosion caused a large column of orange smoke. May 17. An air strike on the enterprise producing construction materials Knauf Ukraine in Soledar of Donetsk region. As a result of the strike, a large-scale fire broke out. May 20….

23 May 2022 We call on President Zelensky not to sign the draft law # 7282!

  MPs without an official decision of the Committee on Environmental Policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, an official position of the Ministry of Environment are trying to cancel the SEA – Strategic Environmental Assessment – for a number of programs in oblasts and local communities, which assesses environmental impact at the planning stage….

20 May 2022 Planning recovery without new environmental crises

  Ukraine has chosen the way of recovery,which should be aimed at improving the quality of life and implementing European standards. Therefore, recovery planning must be in line with European approaches and take into account environmental, climate and resource-saving aspects. Other tools designed to ensure good quality decision-making include SEA and EIA. The application of…

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