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6 December 2022 Will the reform of state environmental control be implemented?

The reform of state environmental control has been implemented for at least five years. It is almost three years since registration in the Parliament of the Draft Law on State Environmental Control No. 3091. In July 2021, it was adopted as a basis, and the issue has not moved any further. International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law”…

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1 December 2022 The role of civil society as driving force for the EU driven changes and reforms

EPL participated online in High-Level Conference on ‘RebuildUkraine’ and Civil Dialogue, organized by European Environmental Bureau, with participation of the EU institutions representatives. EPL presented its vision on the role of civil society in Ukraine, in rebuilding Ukraine and launching key environmental reforms, in particular the reform of state environmental control. Below there is EPL statement…

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29 November 2022 Online meeting with the Aarhus Convention’s Special Rapporteur

On November 23, there was held an online meeting of all stakeholders with the newly elected Special Rapporteur of the Aarhus Convention on Environmental Defenders, where he presented his mandate and talked about his future activities. After his election, Mr. Michel Forst thanked the Parties for their trust and stated that he will do his…

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29 November 2022 Recommendations for improvement of E-PRTR highlighted at the Ninth meeting of the working group of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

  While Ukraine is just starting to implement the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (hereinafter – the Register), the international community is actively working to improve it. Among other things, the following ideas for improvement of functioning of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (hereinafter – E-PRTR) were proposed at the ninth meeting of…

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29 November 2022 What mood prevails in the UN?

As we mentioned earlier, lawyers of International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” took part in The ninth meeting of the working group of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (hereinafter – the Protocol) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice on Environmental Matters. Participation…

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22 November 2022 The President’s speech at the meeting of the G20 countries: a view on ecocide

  Last week, the leaders of the world’s leading states arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali for the annual meeting of the G20 countries, which unites the world’s leading economies. All these countries in one or another way are experiencing the consequences of the war of the russian federation against Ukraine. The fact that…

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7 November 2022 The position of the public regarding the assessment of the impact of the military aggression of the russian federation, bringing the russian federation to account and restoration of the environment to its natural state

To: Chair of the Environmental Policy Committee of the VRU Oleh BONDARENKO Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan STRILETS The position of the public regarding the assessment of the impact of the military aggression of the russian federation, bringing the russian federation to account and restoration of the environment to its natural state…

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20 October 2022 Statement regarding the inadmissibility of the adoption of the draft law No. 8058 “On accelerated revision of instruments of state regulation of economic activity”

The public is deeply concerned about the initiative of legislative regulation of the accelerated review of permit documents and the secrecy of the legislative process, as well as about the fact that the provisions of the draft law No. 8058 contravene the requirements of national and international legislation. Implementation of the draft law will have…

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13 October 2022 Law of Ukraine “The National Pollution Release and Transfer Register”

On September 20, 2022, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the Law of Ukraine “On the National Pollution Release and Transfer Register” No.6477 of 28/12/2021 (hereinafter – the Law No. 6477 or the Law). On October 6, 2022, the Law was signed by the President of Ukraine. As indicated in the…

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10 October 2022 Massive Missile Attack on Ukraine Is Proof of Putin’s Desperate Situation

  Putin changes the contour of the war and begins to destroy Ukraine as a country. The launch of over 100 missiles on the morning of October 10 is another confirmation: military assistance to Ukraine should be increased many times, and Russia should be completely isolated and recognized as a terrorist state. On October 10,…

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