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>> EU4Energy: Pioneer project in Armenia to make kindergartens energy efficient and resilient to earthquakes
Armenia on the way to better air
Armenia on the way to better air
quality management, with help from UNECE
Knowing where air pollutant emissions are coming from is important to make
viable policy decisions. While air quality in the UNECE region has improved over
the past few decades as a result of integrated air pollution management
strategies developed under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air
Pollution (Air Convention), progress has also been uneven across the region. In
particular in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia,
more efforts are needed to reduce air pollutant emissions.
UNECE has therefore been assisting countries in the subregion to develop better
emission inventories with a view to facilitating their ratification and/or
implementation of the Air Convention and its key protocols. Following a workshop
for this purpose in Armenia in 2016, UNECE organized a follow-up workshop in
Yerevan (6â€“8 June 2018).
During the Yerevan workshop on emission inventories, national experts compared
existing national methodologies to calculate emissions with internationally
agreed methodologies under the UNECE Air Convention. Working with national data
sets, experts calculated emissions from key source categories. This will help
Armenia comply with the emissions data reporting obligations under the
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2nd Forum of Energy Efficient Mu
2nd Forum of Energy Efficient
Municipalities: Sustainable Energy Development Prospects in Armenian
Under the auspices of the EU4Energy Program, the Sustainable Energy Week (SEW)
is organized, in the period of 4 to 8 June, 2018.
Ms. Diana Harutyunyan, UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator attended the
“Sustainable Energy Coming to Aparan” Exhibition, launching the SEW in Aparan on
4 June, 2018.
In the frames of SEW, together with the Union of Communities of Armenia and
Foundation to Save Energy, “2nd Forum of Energy Efficient Municipalities:
Sustainable Energy Development Prospects in Armenian Communities” took place.
Ms. D. Harutyunyan and Mr. Vahram Jalalyan, “De-risking and Scaling-up
Investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits” UNDP-GCF Project Manager and
the project experts participated in the forum, held at Elite Plaza Business
Center on 6 June, 2018.
Ms. D. Harutyunyan expressed her thoughts in the session of “Development
prospects for Sustainable Energy Development: Legal-Regulatory Gaps, Needs for
Mediation, Local Energy Action”. And Mr. V. Jalalyan shared his views on
“Institutional and Technical Capacities” session.
Afterwards, all of them participated in discussions.
Armenia is amongst the countries
Armenia is amongst the countries to
present its VNR in 2018
On June 13, a discussion with civil society organizations over the draft Armenia
voluntary national review (VNR), facilitated by the representatives of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Armenia took place at UN Armenia Office.
The independent national consultant in charge of the preparation of the report
made the presentation. The discussion results and the feedback from the civil
society will be incorporated in the report enriching the national VNR.
Part of the follow-up and review mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations member states are encouraged to conduct
voluntary national reviews (VNR) on SDGs to be presented at the high-level
political forum (HLPF), which takes place every year under specific theme.
The VNRs are being carried out on a voluntary basis by the countries. They aim
to facilitate sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and
lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030
Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of
governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for
implementation of the SDGs.
Armenia is amongst the countries which has volunteered to present its VNR on
SDGs at the 2018 HLPF, which will take place in mid-July in New York. The theme
of this year is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.
Armenia’s Second Biennial Update
Report is submitted to the UNFCCC Secretaria
Armenia has submitted its Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2) to the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. The BUR2
has been developed by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection with the funding of
the Global Environmental Facility and support of the United Nations Development
Programme in Armenia within the framework of the “Development of Armenia’s
Fourth National Communication to the UNFCCC and Second Biennial Update Report”
project. Armenia has also submitted its National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
The BUR2 presents updated information on the First Biennial Update Report in a
more transparent, accurate and complete way based upon the lessons learned from
the International Consultation and Analysis. The BUR2 provides information on
national circumstances, greenhouse gas inventory, climate change mitigation
actions, support received and needs as well as Measurement, reporting and
verification system. The Report also includes assessment and projections of
energy sector development scenarios up to 2030, considering that energy is a
strategic sector for the country and has significant mitigation potential.
The BUR2 has been endorsed by “Inter-agency Coordinating Council on
Implementation of Requirements and Provisions of the UNFCCC”, the Council
established by the RA Prime Minister’s N 955-A Decree of October 2, 2012.
The preparation of the BUR2 and upcoming reports, and their submission to the
Convention are approved by the RA Government Protocol Decree N 49-8 of December
8, 2016 on “Approval of the List of Measures to be Implemented in the
Fulfillment of the Republic of Armenia’s Obligations Emanated from a Number of
International Environmental Conventions”.
Sprint to 2020
EU4Energy: Pioneer project in
Armenia to make kindergartens energy efficient and resilient to
Almost 150 kindergartens in Armenia will benefit from a €5 million grant from
the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), to which
the European Union is the largest contributor. The project is implemented
jointly by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Municipality of Yerevan, the
Green Climate Fund and the United Nations Development Programme. The grant
represents additional support to the EIB’s loan of €7 million, signed in 2017.
29 kindergartens will be fully renovated, while 118 will benefit from a partial
renovation involving energy efficiency measures. This will create a much safer
and more comfortable environment for approximately 34,500 people, including
pupils, teachers and staff members. This will contribute to climate change
mitigation and reduce Yerevan’s municipal expenditure on energy services by
around €1.1 million.
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