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16 September 2021 Meeting with the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

EPL took part in the meeting with the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius. During the meeting, EPL Executive Director Olena Kravchenko spoke about the progress of reforms in the area of state environmental control, state environmental monitoring, waste management, biodiversity conservation. According to Olena Kravchenko, over the last year Ukraine…

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7 August 2021 So, where is the National Report on the Implementation of the Aarhus Convention?

One of the obligations under the Aarhus Convention is the periodic (before each Meeting of the Parties, which takes place every 3-4 years) preparation of a national report on the implementation by the Party of the provisions of the Convention. Such a reporting mechanism is based on Article 10 of the Aarhus Convention and provides…

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14 July 2021 All major environmental laws should be adopted in 2021

“All major environmental laws should be adopted in 2021”, – President Volodymyr Zelensky promised during “Ukraine 30. Ecology” forum. Will the “Servants of the People” fulfill the will of the President and all Ukrainians? So far, the deputies have twice failed the important European integration draft law 4167 – at first 5 votes, and on…

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18 June 2021 The Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine and the eco-community: is there a chance for cooperation and preservation of the environment?

  Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova, staff of the Specialized Environmental Prosecutor’s Office and representatives of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe met with representatives of environmental non-governmental organizations EPL, Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group, Association of Hazardous Waste Management Enterprises, Civil project “Ekoltava”, Save Dnipro, “Second…

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21 May 2021 The draft law did not receive the required 13 votes for further passage

On May 21, 2021, the Parliament considered the draft law №4167 “On prevention, reduction and control of industrial pollution”. Roll-call voting turned out to be a failure! Only 213 votes in favor. This means that the introduction of advanced technologies for the control of industrial pollution in enterprises owned by oligarchs is postponed for an…

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18 March 2021 Environmental control reform: precondition of Ukraine’s development

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the current convocation has a unique opportunity to complete a number of reforms that have been under way in Ukraine for 30 years. This is primarily the reform of environmental control over all stakeholders – individuals, economic entities and public authorities. Despite the fact that the draft law 3091…

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18 February 2021 Shaping ambitious climate policy with civil society

We are happy to present final results of the joint study “Civil space for participation in climate policies in Colombia, Georgia and Ukraine”. This comprehensive study investigates whether and how civil society organizations are involved in national climate policy processes in Colombia, Ukraine and Georgia. The analysis addresses the political and legal framework for participation,…

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17 February 2021 Goldbricks declined the draft law “On protection of bricks” or the failure of the first voting on the draft law “On Prevention, Reduction and Control of Industrial Pollution”

On February 16, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine failed to vote in favor of adopting the government draft law “On Prevention, Reduction and Control of Industrial Pollution” № 4167. Only five more votes were needed to adopt the draft law… In particular, Mr. Rozumkov, who was calling on people’s deputies to vote, for some…

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29 December 2020 Press-release: «What is wrong with Stryiskyj forestry station»

Ukrainian forests are national value and perform mainly water protective, protective, sanitary–hygienic, healing, recreational and other functions and are the source of securing the needs of society in forest resources (art. 1 of the Forest Code of Ukraine) Lacking transparency and ignoring the public State company «Stryiskyj forestry station» ignores requests and complaints, sent by…

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5 June 2020 5th June World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day (WED). This is the International Day of the United Nations. The idea behind celebrating this day is that everyone on the planet should think at least for a moment about the environment and his/her place in global processes. This is a special day for International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law”. We analyze…

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