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“Me and My Corner of Nature” eco-camp in Vayots Dzor


Source:, 2017-11-06

Through November 1-2, 40 school students from Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions of Armenia and from Yerevan attended the eco-camp “Me and My Corner of Nature” initiated by the WWF Armenia and the UN Department of Public Information Yerevan Office (UNDPI Yerevan Office). The camp was the final phase of the eco-campaign started earlier this year and was attended, among other children, by the participants of the photo contest “Me and My Corner of Nature”.

On the first day of the Camp, UN Armenia representatives introduced the UN activities and programs through various ineractive methods including games, videos and brainstormings-discussions. They also discussed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which aim at ending poverty and hunger, eliminating inequalities, and combatting all the problems associated with climate change. “These are crucial goals and if all of us take actions, those will contribute to the development of Armenia,” Frida Gevorgyan, a school student from Vayk noted.

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EU4Energy supports high-level discussion on unlocking energy efficiency potential in Armenia


Source:, 2017-11-09

On 7 November, Armenia hosted a high-level conference on unlocking the energy efficiency potential of Armenia’s residential and public buildings sector.

Organised by the EU Delegation to Armenia in cooperation with the EU4Energy programme, the event aimed to generate a high-level dialogue on energy efficiency with ministries, donors, international financial institutions, representatives of the private and public sectors and technical experts from NGOs and academia.

According to the EU press release, energy efficiency has been on the Armenian government’s list of priorities. The 2nd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP), adopted by the country in February 2017, targets a reduction in Armenia’s baseline energy consumption by 20% (from 2010-2012 levels).

63% of energy efficiency improvement measures in the NEEAP contributing to this target are for residential and public buildings. This will bring down the baseline energy consumption in the sector by 30%.

The conference participants discussed the challenges that are hampering the achievement of this impressive target.

The event was organised in close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources and was attended by high-ranking officials including Lawrence Meredith, Director for Neighbourhood East, Directorate-General of Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission, and Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat.

The participants agreed on the key challenges that Armenia is facing in unlocking the larger market potential for energy efficiency investments. More information on the event and the results and conclusions of the discussions can be found here.

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Workshop on Feasible Solutions for Application of the Biogas Production


Source:, 2017-11-17

November 16, 2017, the workshop, aimed at discussion of the feasible solutions for application of the biogas production from the agriculture waste at medium and large agricultural farms in Armenia, was conducted with participation of the international expert Jan Pavlik with 13 years of professional experience in biogas technologies design and application. The workshop was organized within the frames of the “Development of Armenia’s Fourth National Communication to the UNFCCC and Second Biennial Update Report” UNDP-GEF Project. By financial assistance of the Czech Trust Fund, it is envisaged to study the feasible solutions for application of the biogas production from the agriculture waste. The workshop was attended by the representatives of the relevant stakeholder ministries, educational institutions and international organizations, as well as farmers and agrarians.

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30.11.2017 Development of Biosphere Reserve

Development of Biosphere Reserves in Armenia


Source:, 2017-11-21

A new concept of specifically protected areas of nature is introduced into Armenia – biospheric reserve. The specifically protected areas of nature have already been selected, which shall turn into biosphere reserves on the basis of Zangezour Biospheric Complex in Syunik Region and Sevan National Park in Gegharkounik Region.

Zangezour Biospheric Complex was established in 2013 on the basis of Shikahogh” state reserve, “Pine Park” state reserve and “Khoustoup” state reserve, “Areviq” branch includes “Areviq” national park and “Boghaqar” state reserve for the purpose of reducing the costs of specifically protected areas of nature. Under the governmental resolution 1465-Ն dated on 19 December 2013, seven specifically protected areas of nature were united in one entity.

German KfW Bank promised 8.25 million Euros for the development of this area in the frames of 'Support to Preserved Areas: Armenia' project, the first tranche of which was transferred in the spring of 2017.

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