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Kronospan near Rivne will conduct a new EIA procedure

Kronospan near Rivne will conduct a new EIA procedure

The Rivne District Administrative Court canceled a positive conclusion on Kronospan’s environmental impact assessment procedure (EIA) near Rivne. It was issued by the Department of Ecology of the Rivne Regional […]

Infographics: Ambition of Action Plans for Sustainable Energy Development and Climate of Ukrainian Communities

Infographics: Ambition of Action Plans for Sustainable Energy Development and Climate of Ukrainian Communities

Ecoclub has analyzed more than 150 Action Plans for sustainable energy development and climate of the signatories of the Agreement of Mayors. Read the summary of the study “Ambition of […]

Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans: Common Mistakes and Best Examples

Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans: Common Mistakes and Best Examples

In 2021-2022, within the framework of the project “Implementation of the dialogue between the central executive authorities (СEA) and local government bodies (LGB) on emission reduction issues”, the NGO “Ecoclub” […]

Energy and climate internships in Germany for representatives of local government and NGOs

Energy and climate internships in Germany for representatives of local government and NGOs

We invite for internships representatives of local self-government bodies, public organizations and NGOs that work on sustainable development, green recovery, energy efficiency, RES, and adaptation to climate change.  NGO Ecoclub […]

The suggested changes to the EIA system is a setback for the progress of Ukraine towards EU integration

The suggested changes to the EIA system is a setback for the progress of Ukraine towards EU integration

On August 26, 2022 Ukraine’s Ministry of Ecology and natural resources published for public consultations the draft law “On changes to the law on EIA”. This draft proposes an array […]

An innovative approach: how the whole village in Germany is heated by renewables

An innovative approach: how the whole village in Germany is heated by renewables

Germany is a leader in energy efficiency in Europe: by 2050, the country has set itself the goal to reduce primary energy consumption by 50%. The German village of Nechlin […]

What do Europeans think about the war and recovery of Ukraine

What do Europeans think about the war and recovery of Ukraine

Civil society — is the source of up-to-date information, process control, and partnership for European integration — director of the representative office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ukraine, Johannes […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Pavlo Riabchuk

Support for energy managers while the war: Pavlo Riabchuk

Ecoclub continues to support energy managers affected by the war. With your help, we have already helped 31 energy manager(s) financially with €100 support, another 10 have received food and […]

Kronospan`s positive conclusion on the EIA report is canceled. What’s next

Kronospan`s positive conclusion on the EIA report is canceled. What’s next

NGO Ecoclub won in the court against the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Rivne Regional State Administration (hereinafter – the Department). At a court hearing on July […]

Residents from Rivne region installed public air monitoring posts

Residents from Rivne region installed public air monitoring posts

It would be much easier for Rivne and Ostroh residents to monitor air quality: nine public air pollution monitoring posts were installed in Rivne, villages Obariv and Horodok. One post […]

Energy Transition in the capital of Germany

Energy Transition in the capital of Germany

The capital of Germany — Berlin — is an example of the European city, which makes active steps toward climate neutrality. Until 2050 Berlin aims to provide 25% of its […]

Ukraine recovery conference: the importance for Ukraine’s future

Ukraine recovery conference: the importance for Ukraine’s future

On July 4-5, the Ukraine recovery conference was held in Lugano (Switzerland). The event was originally planned as the fifth conference on reforms in Ukraine – an annual political event […]

Ecoclub`s court against Department of Ecology of Rivne regional state administration – the results of the first hearing

Ecoclub`s court against Department of Ecology of Rivne regional state administration – the results of the first hearing

Ecoclub continues to demand in court the cancellation of the conclusion on the safety of the woodworking plant “Kronospan”, which is being built near Rivne. The Department of Ecology and […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Volodymyr Synytsia

Support for energy managers while the war: Volodymyr Synytsia

On the eve of the new year, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law on Energy Efficiency. Many of Ecoclub’s plans were related to it, including the promotion of energy […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Antonina Ryabokon

Support for energy managers while the war: Antonina Ryabokon

Ecoclub continue to support war-affected energy managers. Another energy manager who received help from Ecoclub (100 euros) is Antonina Ryabokon from the Zelenodolsk Territorial Community. Prior to the invasion, Antonina […]

Russian nuclear terrorism: the seizure of ChNPP

Russian nuclear terrorism: the seizure of ChNPP

At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia captured the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. National guard troops, that had protected the station were captured as well. Engineers and other technical […]

It is important to talk about the consequences of the war in terms of environmental protection – Minister for Climate and the Environment of Sweden

It is important to talk about the consequences of the war in terms of environmental protection – Minister for Climate and the Environment of Sweden

The status of Ukraine’s candidate for membership in the European Union, Europe’s involvement in the “green” reconstruction of Ukraine, the established system of accounting for Russia’s crimes against the environment, […]

Ukrainian activists lead global demand to end fossil fuel addiction feeding Putin’s war machine

Ukrainian activists lead global demand to end fossil fuel addiction feeding Putin’s war machine

More than 465 organisations in 50 countries call on world governments to reject and ban the importation of Russian oil and gas, and to rapidly phase out all fossil fuels […]

The public on Stockholm+50 is demanding a halt to fossil fuels

The public on Stockholm+50 is demanding a halt to fossil fuels

The final document of the Stockholm+50 conference may mention the commitment of the world to stop distributing and extracting fossil fuels. So far, international commitments, including the Paris Agreement, have […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Yana Bondarenko

Support for energy managers while the war: Yana Bondarenko

Due to the russian attack, Yana Bondarenko temporarily lost her job and was forced to leave her home, which is under threat of shelling. Prior to that, the woman worked […]

Damages to central heating due to war: assessment and possibilities for recovery

Damages to central heating due to war: assessment and possibilities for recovery

Ecoclub and Ecoaction invite you to the webinars “Damage to central heating due to war: assessment and opportunities for recovery.” 262 central heating boiler rooms were destroyed by russian troops […]

Dmytro Sakalyuk: about volunteering, support for energy managers, and work plans after the victory

Dmytro Sakalyuk: about volunteering, support for energy managers, and work plans after the victory

Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, hundreds of Ukrainian NGOs are now facing many new challenges. Currently, some of Ecoclub’s environmental and energy projects are on hold, […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Oleksandr Karpenko

Support for energy managers while the war: Oleksandr Karpenko

It has been a month and a half since we started supporting energy managers affected by the war. 27 people have already received support in the amount of 100 euros, […]

Ecoclub initiates the development of public air quality monitoring network in the Rivne region

Ecoclub initiates the development of public air quality monitoring network in the Rivne region

The longer the war lasts, the more damage it does to the environment: the russian occupiers fire on factories, and blow up oil depots; fires occur due to intense shelling. […]

Rusian nuclear terrorism: the world’s first seizure of operational nuclear facilities

Rusian nuclear terrorism: the world’s first seizure of operational nuclear facilities

The article tells about the seizure of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, what russians are going to do with the station, and how the IAEA is reacting. For the first time in […]

Ecoclub Report on Humanitarian Aid for communities (February 25 – May 10)

Ecoclub Report on Humanitarian Aid for communities (February 25 – May 10)

INTRODUCTION AND THANKSGIVING For the third month in a row, Ecoclub has been forced to partially suspend environmental projects aimed at energy development of Ukrainian communities and their adaptation to […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Tetiiana Usyk

Support for energy managers while the war: Tetiiana Usyk

“Good is not science, it is action” R. Rolland Ecoclub continues to help energy managers of Ukrainian communities affected by the war. Thanks to caring Ukrainians and people abroad, we […]

SLAPP: Ecoclub’s case was considered in Zurich

SLAPP: Ecoclub’s case was considered in Zurich

Strategic lawsuits against public participation are widespread around the world. Ecoclub also suffered from such a lawsuit. This example was discussed, among others, at the conference “Making Society Silent: The […]

People and the environment in Ukraine are suffering from war,which became possible due to dependence on Russian fuel

People and the environment in Ukraine are suffering from war,which became possible due to dependence on Russian fuel

Andrii Martyniuk, Executive Director of Ecoclub, appealed to representatives of governments and public figures in Europe and North America to restore the planet’s well-being, taking into account a fair energy […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Oleksandr Korchma

Support for energy managers while the war: Oleksandr Korchma

Prior to the full-scale war, Oleksandr Korchma worked as the head of the Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Sector of the Investment, Energy Efficiency and External Relations Department of the […]

The German energy company continues to buy russian energy

The German energy company continues to buy russian energy

The energy company EnBW is not ready to negotiate with Ukrainian environmental organizations, and the search for alternative sources of coal and gas only shifts the problem to other crisis […]

Green Reconstruction of Ukraine: position of civil society

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 […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Tetiiana Kuchmii

Support for energy managers while the war: Tetiiana Kuchmii

Already in the first days of the full-scale russian invasion, energy auditor Tetiiana Kuchmii, who until recently lived in Konotop, found herself in the occupation with a two-year-old child. For […]

Ukrainian environmentalists call on the European Union to abandon Russian energy

Ukrainian environmentalists call on the European Union to abandon Russian energy

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Union has paid Russia more than 38 billion euros for fossil fuels. EU is considering the ways of […]

The appeal of Ukrainian environmental organizations to ban Russian fuel

The appeal of Ukrainian environmental organizations to ban Russian fuel

April 22, 2022 Leendert Verbeek  President   of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities   of the Council of Europe  Subject: Support Russian fossil fuel ban       Dear Mr. Verbeek,   It has […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Tetiiana Stanenko

Support for energy managers while the war: Tetiiana Stanenko

Prior to the full-scale invasion, Tetiiana developed the energy independence of the Dobropillya community, in particular, participated in the development and monitoring of the community’s sustainable energy and climate action […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Denis Vorona

Support for energy managers while the war: Denis Vorona

Ecoclub announced financial help to energy managers, who are now in difficult circumstances because of the full-scale war in Ukraine. Due to the information support of the Energie- und Umweltzentrum […]

An appeal on the necessity of sanctions against Inter RAO and seizure of assets

An appeal on the necessity of sanctions against Inter RAO and seizure of assets

President of the European CommissionUrsula von der LeyenEuropean Commissioner for EnergyKadri SimonsEuropean Commissioner for CompetitionMargrethe VestagerDirector of Energy Community SecretariatArthur LorkowskiEU Delegation to Ukraine Copy:Secretary General of the Ministry of […]

Support for energy managers while the war: Olena Danylchenko

Support for energy managers while the war: Olena Danylchenko

Last week Ecoclub announced financial help to energy managers, who are now in difficult circumstances because of the full-scale war in Ukraine. In the first few hours, we received 8 […]

Request for help: Ukrainian communities need tourniquets

Request for help: Ukrainian communities need tourniquets

Tourniquets save lives by temporarily suspending bleeding in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhaging. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion, it is almost impossible to buy real, high-quality tourniquets […]

No more investments for companies supporting Russian aggression

No more investments for companies supporting Russian aggression

To: Matteo PatroneManaging director,Eastern Europe & CaucasusEBRD Dear Mr. Patrone, It has been 40 days since Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine – after the invasion in 2014 – started. Ukraine’s […]

Help for Rivne: initiative to support Ukrainian communities and doctors

Help for Rivne: initiative to support Ukrainian communities and doctors

“Peace must be won” teaches a Latin proverb. For more than a month now, and in general for more than 8 years, Ukrainians have been gaining peace, each in his […]

Kronospan should stop financing the war in Ukraine

Kronospan should stop financing the war in Ukraine

Kronospan Trading NV Eurozonelaan 100 7700 Moeskroen Belgium sales@kronospan-trading.be Kronospan should stop financing the war in Ukraine Dear Sir or Madam, It has been a month since Russia’s full-scale war […]

On Russian nuclear industry and Rosatom

On Russian nuclear industry and Rosatom

To the President of the European CouncilCharles Michel To the President of the European ParliamentRoberta Metsola To the President of the European CommissionUrsula von der Leyen To the European Commissioner […]

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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