“Environment for Europe”
In Astana, Kazakhstan, the Seventh “Environment for Europe”
Ministerial Conference will take place from 21 to 23 September 2011.
The two main themes for the Conference are (1) sustainable
management of water and water-related ecosystems and (2) greening
the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.
NGO Forum on strengthening EECCA NGO involvement in SAICM
implementation was held in Astana, September 19. Forum documents in
English can be downloaded:
involvement of NGOs in SAICM Implementation
NGOs Draft Statement:
Water and Green
POPs programme news
Following INC2, IPEN prepared a document outlining some key concerns
that needed to be addressed in a draft mercury treaty text. This
note compares these IPEN concerns with the new draft mercury treaty
text as described in UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.3/3, along with some
additional elements for consideration.IPEN position on the Draft
Mercury Treaty text can be downleaded
New IPEN publication on mercury contamination in Russian is
of the Environment 2009: OLGA SPERANSKAYA
ÅÅÑÑA NGO reports on SAICM implementation
downloaded from Eco-Accord wabsite. Data received by EECCA NGOs
were incorporated into SAICM Global Citizens Report that was
presented at ICCM-2, May, 2009. Global Citizens report in English
can be downloaded here...
Executive Summary of the project aimed at gathering and analyzing
the information related to the availability, suitability and cost of
mercury-containing versus mercury-free mass products in developing
countries (DCs) and countries with economies in transition (CiTs)
can be downloaded here...
In May, 2009, the second session of the International Conference of
Chemicals Management (ICCM2) adopted a resolution agreeing to
implement a project on Chemicals in Products (CiP) with the overall
objective of promoting the implementation of paragraph 15 (b) of the
Overarching Policy Strategy of the Strategic Approach to
International Chemicals Management. The Conference invited UNEP to
lead and facilitate the project. The survey in Russian
can be donwloaded
here... The survey in English
can be downloaded
The ad hoc open-ended working group to prepare for the
intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury will take place
in Bangkok, 19-23 October, 2009. For this meeting IPEN prepared its
Views on a Global Mercury
Treaty. This document will be discussed at NGO meeting on
Eco-Accord presents a new publication "An
NGO Guide to hazardous Pesticides and SAICM".
Russian version can
be accessed here....
English version can
be accessed here...
Based on the data received by NGOs in 2005, The International POPs
Elimination Network prepared a report on
DDT contamination of chicken eggs, collected in 18
countries of the world. The report in English
can be downloaded
here... or from www.ipen.org
Olga Speranskaya, Director of
the Chemical Safety Program at the Eco-Accord Center, became one of
six prize-winner of Goldman Prize,
which often referred as Nobel Prize in environmental protection area.
The Goldman Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and
significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment,
often at great personal risk.
The award ceremony was at 20 April
in San Francisco.
Over the past few years, Speranskaya has helped NGOs implement
more than 70 projects on toxic chemicals in Azerbaijan, Armenia,
Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine
Read more >>>
More detailed about Prize and O.Speranskaya work
REALITIES, PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The survey was developed by Eco-Accord, MAMA-86 and Greenwomen in
partnership with Women in Europe for a Common Future NGO (the
Netherlands) with finance support of the Netherlands Ministry of
Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VRÎÌ)
NGO Regional Action Plan on Chemical Safety
A draft of the EECCA NGO Action plan on chemical safety is prepared
based on the results of the consultations with 50 EECCA NGOs.
the material click here
An NGO Guide to åhe Strategic Approach to
International Chemicals Management
This is a new material prepared by the International POPs
Elimination Network in the frame of SAICM Global Outreach Campaign.
English version can be downloaded here....
n EECCA NGO
REGIONAL ASSESSMENT ON CHEMICAL SAFETY
The Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Regional Assessment
surveyed 50 NGOs from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan,
Complete text in
English can be downloaded here
n For the meeting "The Role of
Russian NGOs in the Development of NIP to the Stockholm Convention
on POPs" held in St. Petersburg, May 22-23, Eco-Accord prepared a
power point presentation on NGO involvement to NIP implementation.
Globalization, WTO and
NIS: new publication
In the framework of the project “Globalization, the WTO and New
Independent States: broadening the dialogue for sustainable development”. Eco-Accord
prepared the Russian edition of “Environment and Trade” Handbook.
Russian version is available at
In order to obtain a printed copy, please contact
The goal of this project of the
Earth Council in cooperation with Eco-Accord Center with support of the Ford Foundation is
to increase the awareness of stakeholders on the issues of globalisation, WTO and their
impact on environment and sustainable development, as well as to assess the consequences
of WTO accession for sustainable development in the countries of the region. In the
moment, Eco-Accord develops a publication on the outcomes of this project
“Globalisation, the WTO and New Independent States: broadening the dialogue for
sustainable development”. The publication in English and Russian includes regional and
national assessments of WTO accession.