Green Reconstruction of Ukraine: Position of Civil Society

Over the last few weeks, the President of Ukraine repeatedly voiced in his speeches and during press conferences the ideas of post-war reconstruction of the country: from patronage of Ukrainian cities by European powers to facilitating business and digitalization. Also recently, on April 21st, a presidential Decree established the National Council for the Reconstruction of…

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News from Ukrainian forests Issue #1, 09 May, 2022

News from Ukrainian forests Issue #1, 02 May, 2022 Contacts: Yehor Hrynyk, “Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group”, [email protected]   Our country is at war. But vested interests in Ukraine are cynically using the conflict to water down environmental controls.  ___ Over 30 Ukrainian NGOs demand passing environmental laws which are essential for successful European integration.  Environmental…

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Help the environmentalists at war!

I have been working as an environmental lawyer for 20 years. For a long time I was engaged in the preservation of natural rivers in Ukraine. These ecosystems are almost the most endangered. We worked to stop their pollution and construction of dams. At one time in the Carpathians it was planned create an EU…

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Support environmentalists who are at the war!

Petro Testov, our colleague, environmentalist, traveler: ⏪Before the war, I adapted Ukrainian ecological legislation to European. Just before the war, I was working on several resolutions that were to be adopted. And they would introduce new approaches to forest conservation, new logging rules that have made Ukraine’s forestry more environmentally friendly. But… I’m a volunteer…

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We save the knowledge of nature from destruction by the occupiers

Wars not only bring misery to people. The war completely destroys cultural values, historical evidences and, of course, scientific knowledge. Dozens of scientists from southern and eastern Ukraine have become refugees. Many of them have lost the scientific heritage of their lives forever. The achievements of many specialists who worked for decades in reserves and…

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