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11 June 2024 URC 2024 has started

Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2024) “United for defense. United for recovery. Stronger together” started on 11 June in Berlin. The event brought together leaders of governments, international organizations, representatives of civil society and business. This year the conference in Berlin is organized by Germany and Ukraine. The conference will take place on June 11 and…

20 May 2024 Introduction to the work of Avfall Sverige – a glance at Swedish Waste Management

  EPL had productive meeting with Avfall Sverige advisor Jon Nilsson Djerf, M.Sc. in their office in Stockholm, while the main office of association is in Malme and has near 25 people of staff. Avfall Sverige – is the trade association for the waste management and recycling sector in Sweden. It was founded in 1947…

18 May 2024 Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – full support to Ukrainian environmental reforms and eagerness to share Swedish experience in nature protection

  EPL representatives met with staff of Swedish EPA in their beautiful and comfortable modern office in Stockholm, which confirms EPA’s commitments for climate neutrality and sustainability and innovations. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency conducts and coordinates Sweden’s environmental work. Together with many others, they work to preserve biodiversity, reduce climate impact and contribute to…

16 May 2024 Meeting Stockholm Environment Institute

In our advocacy tour to Stockhom, Sweden, EPL representatives met with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), one of the biggest environmental think tank in the world. SEI has its headquarters in Stockholm (Sweden) and centres in Bangkok (Thailand), Boston, Davis, and Seattle (US), Oxford and York (UK), Tallinn (Estonia), Nairobi (Kenya) and Bogota (Colombia). The SEI…

15 May 2024 EEB 50th Anniversary Conference

On 13 May 2024, EEB celebrated its 50th Anniversary and conducted the Annual Conference devoted to overview of EEB’s long way and plans for the future. Since next European Parliamentary elections will be conducted in early June 2024, it is vitally important to have a strong vision for environmental policy and legislation priorities to guide…

13 April 2024 The ECHR has ruled in three cases on climate change

On April 9, 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as the ECHR) ruled in three cases directly related to climate change. This day will definitely go down in the history of both the climate movement and the human rights movement. In view of the importance and a kind of precedent nature…

24 March 2024 Today, March 24, the EPL celebrates the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the organization!

Our organization was founded on March 24, 1994 as “Ekopravo – Lviv” Charitable Foundation. Later, we transformed into International Charitable Organization “Environment-People-Law” and became EPL. Our goal is to protect the environment and the rights of citizens to a safe environment in Ukraine using law tools. At the beginning of our activity, we had three…

28 February 2024 The resolution on environmental assistance and recovery in areas affected by armed conflict adopted by UNEP

  The sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) took place from 26 February to 1 March 2024 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. On 24 February 2024, on the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, the preliminary consultations with civil society…

27 February 2024 Environmental impact assessment is a hot topic not only in Ukraine

  The second day of the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide that is currently taking place in the USA was devoted to environmental impact assessment (EIA). Although the event brought together legal practitioners and scientists from nearly fifty countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, the quality of environmental impact…

26 February 2024 The world largest forum of environmental lawyers has started its work

The Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide has begun. The Alliance brings together public interest lawyers from 70 countries that are the most talented environmental lawyers–practitioners, environmental lawyers–scientists, scientists in the area of environmental protection who have chosen nature conservation, protection of human rights to clean water and clean air as their life’s…

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