intro 095On October 9, 2018 the 2nd Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change co-chaired by the Environment, Maritime Affaires and Fisheries Commissioner Mr Karmenu Vella and the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council, Environment and Water Management Director-General Mr Gunter Liebel took place in Luxembourg.

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On June 12–13, 2018, at the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine premise Ukraine hosted the Sixth Meeting of the EaP Panel on Environment and Climate Change. Within the framework of the meeting, the results of the project “Monitoring and Assessment of the Implementation by Ukraine of the Luxembourg Declaration Provisions Related to Environmental Governance” were presented (side-event, 12 June at 12.30).

intro 074On October 18, 2017, in order to mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Ministers of the EU Member States and Eastern Partnership Countries on Cooperation on Environment and Climate Change, UNENGO MAMA-86 in partnership with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources held a round table “Good Environmental Governance Goals and Objectives in the context of the Luxembourg Declaration Implementation”, with the support of the Project “Advancing Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine for the European Environmental Governance Reforms” funded under the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme.

intro 056A conference called “How to achieve good environmental governance in Ukraine?” was held in Kyiv on November 1–2, 2016. Participating in the conference were representatives of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, SIDA, assorted experts, as well as representatives of Ukrainian central and local bodies of government, NGOs and the media. The event was organized by the Ukrainian National Environmental Non-Governmental Organization MAMA-86 together with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

intro 051On 9 June 2016, the side-event “Environmental Policies, Programmes and Plans to implement SDGs in Eastern Partnership countries: from commitments to achieving targets” was held as a part of official programme of the “Environment for Europe” 8th Ministerial Conference (Batumi, Georgia).

intro 052On May 18, 2016 at the news agency Ukrinform the press conference “Reforming environmental governance in Ukraine” was held.

intro 053On April 19, 2016 on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl disaster Ukrainian National Environmental Non-Governmental Organization “МАМА-86” together with the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine with support of Sida held the National round table on Public Awareness of Nuclear and Radiation Safety.

intro 085Already 25 years on March 22, the world celebrates the International Water Day initiated by the UN General Assembly what was declared in resolution № А/RES/47/193 "World Day for Water". The purpose of this day is to carry on infoactions to attract the attention of society to the problems of water resources, the need for their protection, sustainable use and provision of drinking water of appropriate quality.

intro 080The National Water Policy Dialogue in Ukraine was held on November 28, 2017 in Kyiv and it was of great importance for the stakeholders. 92 representatives of different national authorities — ministries, agencies and services, as well as different stakeholders — academia, water experts, operators and NGOs took part in the dialogue.

intro 072On November 7, 2017, an extended meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG) on coordination of the implementation of the Protocol about Water and Health (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol) was held. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MoE) of Ukraine is leading the work of the IWG. The extended meeting was facilitated by Oleksandr Bon — National Focal point on the Protocol from the MoE, and Iryna Rudenko — National Focal Point on the Protocol from the Ministry of Health.