Call for provision of services to introduce the Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) initiative in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Moldova under EU4Environment
EU4Environment is looking for organizations and institutions ready to support UNIDO in the introduction of the Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) initiative in Armenia. The activity is part of the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Component of the EU4Environment Action in the EU’s Eastern Partner (EaP) countries.
RECP Stakeholders Group meeting in Armenia
The RECP 1st Stakeholders group meeting took place on 28 June 2022 in Yerevan. The aim of the RECP Stakeholders Group meeting was to present the current results of the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) activities taking place under the EU-funded EU4Environment Action in Armenia, and to discuss their application in selected industries: food/agriculture (including fish farming), construction materials, and the production of chemicals (including plastic). The meeting focuses on: promoting resource efficiency and cleaner production benefits in the Armenian society and business sector; raising awareness about the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Component of the “EU4Environment” Action in Armenia; discussing the achievements and plans of implementing RECP activities in Armenia in 2017-2022 and beyond, and exploring new opportunities related to RECP as a stepping stone for introducing Circular Economy in Armenia.
Women and Climate Change – Armenia’s female leaders value RECP for driving climate action
As the urgency to find climate solutions increases, gender inclusion continues to lag. According to the most recent installment of the IPCC Assessment Report from April, 4, one highly important element (previously neglected) in the fight against climate change is precisely the role and condition of people, particularly women. Whether it is because of disasters (human-made or natural) that hinder women and girls from accessing safety, food, education, or health services, or when we speak about inclusion and decision-making, the lack of gender parity is not only harmful to the marginalized group but the planet as a whole.
Advancing Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) in selected industries of the Eastern Partner countries
To become “environmentally-friendly” or obtain “eco-labels”, products and services can use a variety of voluntary methods to stand out within their product category or sector. In the European Union (EU) alone, there are over 230 eco-labels which, among other things, address issues such as deforestation, biodiversity, toxicity, circularity, resource efficiency and carbon emissions.
Announcement on RECP Stakeholders Group meeting in Armenia
The RECP Stakeholders Group meeting on the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) activities under the EU4Environment Action in Armenia will be conducted on 28 June 2022, in Ani Grand Hotel Yerevan, 65 Hanrapetutyan St, Yerevan 0010.
Announcement: Ameriabank is the First in Armenia to Place Green Bonds via Public Offering
Ameriabank announces the public placement of nominal, coupon, book-entry bonds with a total volume of USD 8 million and AMD 3 billion during the period from February 14 to April 22, 2022, inclusive. It is the first-ever placement of green bonds via public offering in Armenia.
EU4Environment Webinar: Towards Waste Reduction in the Eastern Partner Countries!
Within the European Week for Waste Reduction, EU4Environment organises an online webinar "Towards Waste Reduction in the Eastern Partner Countries" on 25 November 2021, 13:00 - 15:00 (Yerevan Time).
Towards a green economy in the Eastern Partner countries. Progress at Mid-term (2021)
Since 2019, EU4Environment helps the Eastern Partner countries preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being by supporting environment-related action, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts. This brochure has been developed within the framework of the Environment Programme (EU4Environment) funded by the European Union and implemented by the OECD, UNECE, UNEP, UNIDO, and the World Bank.
Specialized Training for Professionals on “Circular Economy Practices” within the European Union-funded EU4Environment Action in Armenia
The online training series on “Circular Economy practices” was organized for Armenian experts and professionals, as a part of capacity development action within EU funded “European Union for Environment (EU4Environment Action)” under the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production component.
Announcement on the 2nd session of the Specialized Training for Professionals on “CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRACTICES” within the European Union-funded EU4Environment Action
EU4Environment supports the instruction of professionals and entrepreneurs on the practices of Circular Economy by hosting an online specialized training in Armenia. Led by UNIDO, the training is divided into two parts (organized on different dates) and will focus on harnessing circular economy principles and systems-based approaches to explore ways in which entrepreneurs and professionals can redesign their business systems, products, and services to encourage the transition from a linear to a circular economy
Announcement on Specialized Training for Professionals on “CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRACTICES” within the European Union-funded EU4Environment Action
EU4Environment supports the instruction of professionals and entrepreneurs on the practices of Circular Economy by hosting an online specialized training in Armenia. Led by UNIDO, the training is divided into two parts (organized on different dates) and will focus on harnessing circular economy principles and systems-based approaches to explore ways in which entrepreneurs and professionals can redesign their business systems, products, and services to encourage the transition from a linear to a circular economy
RECP team working with cheese producers in Vayots Dzor and Syunik Regions, Armenia
On 03 and 04 of August 2021 the EU4Environment RECP project team visited “Erpin” Agricultural Cooperative, located in Yelpin community of Vayots Dzor region and “Sis Alp” LLC in Sisian community of Syunik region of Armenia. The visits were conducted in the frame of currently going through RECP assessment cycle within EU4Environment RECP programme.
Ongoing RECP assessments in Armenia
One of the goals of the EU4Environment Regional Programme Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Project in Armenia is the optimization of productive use of natural resources (materials, water and energy), and minimization of the adverse impact of production systems on environment and nature through reduction of wastes and emissions.
Internal Regional Meeting with RECP experts
On the 7 of July 2021, the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus ABO participated in the internal Regional Meeting with RECP experts under the EU4Environment Action. The online event provided an opportunity to share knowledge, exchange views, and improve the implementation of RECP related activities.
Greening Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Eastern Partnership countries – A Regional Event
Under the EU-funded “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) programme, the OECD, UNIDO and UNEP are organising a 2-day meeting to review progress in greening SMEs and to discuss opportunities for further strengthening the competitiveness of these businesses.
Information Meeting on Progress on RECP Component under the EU4Environment Action in Armenia
The Information Meeting took place on 30th of April in Yerevan․ The meeting aimed to present the main objectives and progress to date of the RECP project and receive recommendations on partnering possibilities with other initiatives and stakeholder organizations. It has also demonstrated the potential use and application of RECP methodology in food, agriculture (included fish farming), metal, wood, construction materials, chemical, textile, and other industries in Armenia. The meeting was opened by the Deputy Minister of Environment Ms. Anna Mazmanyan, H.E. Ambassador of European Union to Armenia Ms. Andrea Wiktorin, UNIDO Country Representative Ms. Anahit Simonyan, Director General of Enterprise Armenia Mr. Levon Ohanesyan
Announcement on Information Meeting on The Progress on RECP Component under the EU4Environment Action in Armenia
The Information Meeting Progress on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Activities under the European Union for Environment (EU4Environment) Action in Armenia will be conducted on 30 April 2021, in Ani Grand Hotel Yerevan, 65 Hanrapetutyan St, Yerevan 0010.
Leaflet on Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities
This leaflet dedicated to Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities/ RECP among SMEs.