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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

8 April 2020 Pump up your eco-activism with EPL and ELAW!

International charitable organization Environment-People-Law (EPL), in collaboration with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), is launching a new project: “Strengthening Environmental Democracy in Ukraine,” funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). The two-year project aims to strengthen public participation in environmental justice through three thematic platforms to address environmental issues in the following areas:…

28 February 2020 Causes and threats of decline in the number of cetaceans in the Black and Azov Seas

The Black Sea mammal fauna has three species of cetaceans, which are endemic subspecies – the harbour purpoise, the short-beaked common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin. The undermining of the forage base, poaching, accidental deaths in fishing nets, invasions of alien species, epizootics, pollution of the sea led to the threat of extinction of the…

8 November 2019 International judges forum dedicated to judicial protection of natural environment and environmental rights took place in Kyiv.

On November 7, 2019, the High Administrative Court of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, in partnership with EPL, with the funding of the EU organized important and useful event for judges, academia and public. The participants to this event discussed elements of access to justice and court practice in cases concerning protection of environmental rights…

12 September 2019 Invitation for general stakeholders to participate in the survey concerning public participation in decision-making on climate change

Dear colleagues, We are inviting representatives of public, environmental and non–environmental NGOs, representatives of business, academia, municipalitiestoparticipateinthesurveyofpublicopinion. Survey is aimed at assessment of the level of awareness of wide public concerning problems of climate change, and possibilities for their participation in political or individual decision–making affecting climate, at national, regional and local levels, defining of…

28 May 2019 EU project makes assessment of mercury-containing waste in Ukraine

Lviv, May 28, 2019 Annually Ukraine dumps about 26 mln fluorescent lamps that contain about 130 kg of mercury. Waste electronic and electric equipment contributes to another 40 kg of mercury that gets into the environment as stated in the analytical report “Assessment of amounts of mercury-containing waste and recommendations for implementation of the Minamata…

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