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How to ensure economic and environmental interests: Ecoclub’s recommendations how to change the environmental impact assessment in Ukraine

How to ensure economic and environmental interests: Ecoclub’s recommendations how to change the environmental impact assessment in Ukraine

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a state tool for the assessment of the project, which may be harmful to the environment. EIA should ensure the achievement of environmental standards and […]

The holding of the 2030 Winter Olympics in Ukraine will cause irreparable damage to nature and the economy

The holding of the 2030 Winter Olympics in Ukraine will cause irreparable damage to nature and the economy

Since September 2021, the Office of the President of Ukraine has been promoting the idea of ​​holding the 2030 Winter Olympic Games in Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelensky first voiced this intention […]

Success story from Voznesensk: how the country’s first 50 kW solar power plant works on the municipal water utility

Success story from Voznesensk: how the country’s first 50 kW solar power plant works on the municipal water utility

In August 2020 in the city of Voznesensk (Mykolaiv oblast) at the municipal water utility “Water Supply of Voznesensk” a solar power plant (SPP) started working. Its capacity is 50 […]

More about the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of criticism of the polluting company Kronospan by Ecoclub

More about the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of criticism of the polluting company Kronospan by Ecoclub

Ecoclub won in the Supreme Court: our complaint about the right to freely disseminate critical remarks on the construction of the Kronospan woodworking plant was upheld. This reverses the decision […]

Ecoclub will again sue the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Rivne Regional State Administration

Ecoclub will again sue the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Rivne Regional State Administration

Ecoclub will again appeal in court a positive conclusion on the environmental impact assessment about planned activities of the Kronospan plant.  The conclusion was issued by the Department of Ecology […]

NGO Ecoclub defended the right to criticize Kronospan in the Supreme Court

NGO Ecoclub defended the right to criticize Kronospan in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Ukraine overturned the decisions of local courts that declared Ecoclub’s publications illegal. The Supreme Court has confirmed the rights of environmentalists to criticize dubious and risky […]

Open Call “Civil Society Energy 2021”

Open Call “Civil Society Energy 2021”

We invite you to register for the “CIVIL SOCIETY ENERGY 2021” project, launched by wechange eG in partnership with Ecoclub (Rivne, Ukraine) and Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency FEWE (Katowice, […]

Why Ecoclub is suing to the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of Rivne Regional State Administration

Why Ecoclub is suing to the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of Rivne Regional State Administration

On August 20, 2020, the Ecoclub filed a lawsuit against the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Rivne Regional State Administration. The lawsuit’s purpose is to declare illegal […]

Round table “How can implementing Ukraine’s national climate policy and NDC2 benefit the development of cities?”

Round table “How can implementing Ukraine’s national climate policy and NDC2 benefit the development of cities?”

Combating climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of energy produced from fossil fuels is a priority for most countries in the world. According to various estimates, Ukraine is […]

For criticizing the potential damage from the plant, Kronospan sues a local activist

For criticizing the potential damage from the plant, Kronospan sues a local activist

On April 2, in the Rivne City Court took place preparatory hearing in the case of Kronospan UA against Andriy Ovsiychuk, an activist who criticizes the construction of Kronospan. The […]

The main grounds of Ecoclub’s appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Kronospan

The main grounds of Ecoclub’s appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Kronospan

NGO Ecoclub appealed to the Supreme Court to protect its right to freedom of speech in the case of Kronospan. Background: In the summer of 2019, Rivne media disseminated the […]

Ecoclub filed a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Kronospan

Ecoclub filed a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Kronospan

NGO Ecoclub has appealed to the Supreme Court to protect its right to freedom of speech in the case of Kronospan. On February 24, Ecoclub filed a cassation appeal to […]

Operation of old nuclear units according to the new rules: impact of Ecoclub and partners

On 11 December, Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention* adopted new guidance on the applicability of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants. It aims […]

“Black” wood, silence season and FSC: illegal logging in Ukraine

“Black” wood, silence season and FSC: illegal logging in Ukraine

On October 26, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine published a draft of the Strategic Plan for State Forest Management of Ukraine until 2035, the main […]

What you should know about formaldehyde

What you should know about formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is everywhere – in water, air, food, in our homes, and even in our bodies. This organic compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen has become indispensable in many spheres […]

Lawsuit against Ecoclub: consideration of the case on the merits has begun

Lawsuit against Ecoclub: consideration of the case on the merits has begun

On August 5, 2020, the Commercial Court of Rivne Oblast finally began consideration of the case on the merits of the claim of Technopryvid Invest Group LLC, representatives of the […]

Lawsuit against Ecoclub: at the initiative of Kronospan the court proceedings were postponed

Lawsuit against Ecoclub: at the initiative of Kronospan the court proceedings were postponed

The protest action #ЙдуДоСуду (“#IGoToCourt”) supporting Ecoclubnear the Commercial Court of Rivne Oblast. Source: Ecoclub The court proceedings of the case were postponed to August 5, 2020 at the initiative […]

Kronospan court with Ecoclub: MEPs called on the Government and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to prioritize environmental issues

Kronospan court with Ecoclub: MEPs called on the Government and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to prioritize environmental issues

In a letter to Prime Minister Denys Shmygal and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Dmytro Razumkov, MEPs call for the inclusion of environmental issues in the political agenda, namely: environmental cost of […]

Representatives of Kronospan have filed a lawsuit against Ecoclub

Representatives of Kronospan have filed a lawsuit against Ecoclub

Photo from the press conference of InvestInRivne, a Rivne agency for investment promotion and investor support, on August 7, 2019 on the topic “Construction of a new wood processing factory […]

Ecoclub’s remarks to the EIA Report for the wood processing plant in the village of Horodok

Despite numerous statements about the safety of the Kronospan wood processing plant, which is planned to be built near Rivne, the data from the Environmental Impact Assessment Report of Technoprivid […]

The concentration of formaldehyde in Horodok will be exceeded 9 times – Ecoclub

Photo: Protest against Kronospan in Rivne.Source: 4vlada.com The conclusion on the safety of pollutant emission concentrations and compliance with sanitary and hygienic regulations, issued in the Report on Environmental impact […]

11 tonnes of formaldehyde into the air each year – estimated emissions from the planned Kronospan plant in Horodok

“Consideration of construction documents of a woodworking factory in Horodok village near Rivne is only possible if an independent environmental monitoring system will be part of it and EIA will […]

Welcome to the Climate Ambitions of Cities Forum

On November 28-29, mayors of Ukrainian cities, members of the Government, scientists, public figures and top experts will gather in Lviv at the National Climate Ambitions of Cities Forum to […]

Training and grants for community energy development

Ecoclub with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine is seeking active communities to participate in the project “Communities advance sustainable energy solutions (CASES)”. Within the […]

Sun, biomass and wind are the most promising renewable energy sources of Khmelnytskyi region

On June 11, activists of Ecoclub and Khmelnytskyi Energy Cluster presented to the public and experts an analysis of the potential of renewable energy sources in Khmelnitskyi. The analysis was […]

Interest and analysis of resources – first steps of communities up to 100 RES%

Ukraine has opportunity to switch to 91% of renewable energy by 2050. Reducing CO2 emissions, developing local economies and the energy dependency of Ukrainian communities are part of the benefits […]

Financial motivation to save energy in hospitals

Ecoclub gathered energy managers of central Ukraine in Vinnitsa for three days for training. At the training on May 29-31, thirty representatives and representatives of hospitals from Khmelnytsky, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, […]

Energy Efficiency Workshops for Zhytomyr

Zhytomyr has just announced the transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050 and is already actively working. Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings is the first step towards economic […]

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