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4 January 2016 Agenda for Ukraine in the sphere of waste management

For the Committee on Environmental Policy, Nature Use and Liquidation of Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe in the Supreme Council of Ukraine:

4 January 2016 Agenda for Ukraine in the sphere of electronic governance for environmental protection

The challenges faced by Ukraine in the sphere of environmental protection are the following:

18 December 2015 Lawyers of the Supreme Council of Ukraine oppose the lobbyist “amber” draft law or basic education for people’s deputies

The web site of the Supreme Council of Ukraine published “Remarks of the Chief legal department of the Supreme Council of Ukraine” regarding the draft law on extraction and realization of amber #1351-1. According to these remarks, the law has many drawbacks and will not contribute to solution of the problem of illegal extraction and realization of amber.

15 December 2015 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum started in Helsinki

International Union for Conservation of Nature started the Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia that will take place from 14 till 16 December in Helsinki, Finland. EPL participates in the Forum as IUCN member.

15 December 2015 The Ministry of Environment continues to neglect the Aarhus process

On 29 July 2015, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee addressed the Ministry of Environment of Ukraine with a proposal to provide their feedback to facts and accusations expressed by EPL regarding the shalegas agreements within five months.

10 December 2015 Animals are silent victims of the war

On the International Animal Rights Day observed on 10 December, we would like to draw your attention to animals that are currently in the territory of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) and for over two years have been killed as a result of military actions.

9 December 2015 EPL announces the campaign for protection of environmental rights of ATO militaries and population of eastern Ukraine

9 December 2015 For 15 months, experts of International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” have been releasing information on environmental consequences of the war in eastern Ukraine. However, neither Ukraine nor other countries paid sufficient attention to serious human rights violations in eastern Ukraine caused by environmental factors.

9 December 2015 Successful approbation of the course “Environmental protection and human rights”

On 7-8 December 2015, International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” jointly with the National School of Judges of Ukraine held training for judges of administrative courts.

9 December 2015 Climate negotiations in Paris

As the Paris Climate Change Conference enters its second and final week, there are grounds for hope and grounds for despair.

27 November 2015 European rules of environmental safety vs. lack of control and environmental collapse: quo vadis, Ukraine

On 26.11.2015, the Parliament of Ukraine considered in the first reading the draft law on environmental impact assessment that the Parliament did not adopt and returned for additional rework because of the opposition on behalf of business lobby.

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