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What is going on at Teghut Mine (Video)

What is going on at Teghut Mine (Video)

On the 19th of January human rights defender Arthur Sakunts posted on his Facebook page: “Reliable sources informed us that cracks have appeared on the tailing dam in Teghut. As a result, tailing wastes have…
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In Solidarity with Georgian Environmentalists

In Solidarity with Georgian Environmentalists

Armenian Environmental Front expresses its solidarity with Georgian Young Greens who oppose distribution of main functions of Ministry of Environment in Georgia among other ministries which factually results in abolition of this Ministry. The announcement of the…
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Open Letter Urging for Waste Recycling was Sent to Yerevan Municipality and European Institution

Open Letter Urging for Waste Recycling was Sent to Yerevan Municipality and European Institution

On 4th of December 2017 a letter calling for including waste recycling component in the new landfill construction project was sent to Yerevan Municipality, Armenia’s Government, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  European Investment Bank…
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Residents reject mining future

Residents reject mining future

On the 1st of December (2017) second public hearing was to be held in Mghart village of Odzun community (Lori region). The hearings were regarding the initial assessment of geological research in 2017-2020 on Shekaghbyur…
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Recycling is no longer an option, but a necessary condition for a healthy environment

Recycling is no longer an option, but a necessary condition for a healthy environment

Photos by Bnamard and armeniasputnik After Armenian Environmental Front published an article on construction of new landfill in Armenia, it wrote an open letter to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Fund (EIB) and EU…
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Open Letter: Public Announcement regarding introduction of GMOs in Armenia

Open Letter: Public Announcement regarding introduction of GMOs in Armenia

Photo from Global GMO free Coalition GMO Free Armenia civil initiative and March Against Monsanto, Armenia! – civil initiative wrote an open letter to Armenia’s Minister of Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan, Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen Karapteyan and the U.S….
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Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

On the 26th of October 2017 Armenian Environmental Front civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, as well as to its office in Armenia regarding EBRD’s financing of Lydian International and its gold mining project…
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Open Letter: Funding construction of a new landfill without recycling facilities is not acceptable in the age of human-caused-climate-crisis

Open Letter: Funding construction of a new landfill without recycling facilities is not acceptable in the age of human-caused-climate-crisis

On October 24, 2017 Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, EIB and Department of European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations regarding the loan provided to Armenia to construct a landfill that…
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The Environmental Disaster in Teghut No Longer Possible to Cover Up: Denmark Pulls Out From the mine

The Environmental Disaster in Teghut No Longer Possible to Cover Up: Denmark Pulls Out From the mine

Yet one more positive outcome of the consistent efforts of active citizens and investigative journalists On October 16, 2017 Denmark’s Export Credit (EKF) agency, a state body in charge of promoting Danish exports, published an…
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In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In Armenia there are some private companies which recycle paper, plastic, batteries, metals (for a list of recycling companies as of 2014, check the last pages of this publication in Armenian). However, while local solutions…
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