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  • REC project in Armenia
    Partnership for Environment About us Who We Are Structure Managment Board of directors International Advisory Council Staff Organisational Chart Documents Annual Reports RECs Network News News All Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 11 Feb Primer on Resource efficiency and cleaner production for SME support and green business development in Armenia For its prosperity creation of competitive product every business company operating in the market needs investment of ecologically safe methods means and tools accepted by the world and the primer for RECP for SMEs will assist for this objective Primer on Resource efficiency and cleaner production has been elaborated within the framework of cooperation on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Demonstration project of UNIDO and REC Caucasus Armenia National Office based on methodology targeting green economy promotion in the business sector The Primer creates large opportunities for the implementation of better cheaper quicker strategic objective within the business sector targeted by any company operating in a competitive marketplace RECP applies proven preventive environmental approaches for improved resource productivity reduced manufacturing costs and materials use of energy and water reduced environmental impact less waste emissions and pollution and improved occupational and public health and safety By mainstreaming RECP into business and production cycle it will become possible to

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  • REC project in Armenia
    and reuse of materials useful byproduct and product modification presentation is attached RECP Communication and Advocacy Expert Mr Tigran Sekoyan presented the main short report aimed to promote debates about RECP domestication comprising scaling up and mainstreaming policy and strategy He talked about RECP and in particular Energy Efficiency significance and benefits for every enterprise independent of the turnover sphere of activity etc presentation is attached RECP Communication and Advocacy Expert briefly presented also peculiarities of the Energy Consumption in RA and SMEs as well He also shortly presented RECP business benefits expressed in Primer in plain language while answering to the questions presentation is attached All participants were given a voice they were able to express their standpoints without restrictions friendly or opposed Forum welcome atmosphere allowed all participants to speak freely and nobody was singled out Thematical discussions were held questions and answers as well as recommendations were arisen during the forum among the representatives of different sectors and units about energy efficiency cleaner production state level policies innovations technologies financial and economic tools certificates for green businesses etc Mr Khachik Hakobyan suggested motivating mechanisms to be developed in the frames of the RECP project Green certificates can be considered as a motivational tool and it must belong to private sector not to the state Certificates which will demonstrate the proper performance of the organization based on RECP accepted standards He also mentioned that the certificate should provide long term tangible results thus there must be a unit which will monitor the performance of those organizations to comply with the requirements Mr Hayk Haykyan suggested to financially support communities especially the smaller ones which are lacking in own financial resources to implement improvements in terms of energy efficiency replacement of the traditional lightening on the roads with energy efficient ones modification of technologies wasting too much energy Mr Hayk Harutyunyan said that RECP project application is especially important for Armenia which is not rich with fossil resources RECP and R2E2 Energy Efficiency projects should be respectively implemented in many as possible industrial facilities and public buildings In Ararat city a project on energy efficiency will be implemented He also added that the financial tools are also entering the market and that the risks on energy saving loans will change over time Ms Anahit Simonyan mentioned that there is a problem of new technologies and innovations in majority of organizations and there is a need for investing new technologies in the businesses they need investments with low interest rates to afford them Anyway RECP brings new thinking and new methods that must be used in production to become more competitive The RECP family should decide what needs to be done in country to localization and development of RECP way of thinking principles terminology and format in Armenia Mr Gagik Makaryan suggested internationalizing the business organizations based on ISO standards accepted in the international markets This is corresponding to the 5 th RECP business benefit i e License to operate

    Original URL path: http://rec-caucasus.am/first-unido-recp-stakeholder-forum-on-energy-efficiency-for-smes-to-take-place-on-30th-of-october-in-ararat-city/ (2016-02-14)
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  • REC project in Armenia
    Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 25 Oct UNIDO Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Procuction Green Clubs in Ararat and Dilijan cities Armenia UNIDO Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production RECP Demonstration component project www recp am is being implemented in the frames of Partnership for Environment and Growth EaP GREEN financed by the European Union Regional Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production RECP Demonstration Programme for Eastern Partnership Countries is called for scaling up resource efficient and cleaner production CP in small businesses through RECP Clubs for small and medium SMEs enterprises RECP project in Armenia is being implemented by the Armenian National Office of the Regional Environmental Centre for Caucasus www rec caucasus am RECP club component includes foundation of RECP Green Clubs in pilot Ararat and Dilijan cities of Armenia and later on replication of current RECP approach in other cities and regions for inclusion of local SMEs dealing with food beverage construction and chemical production into RECP assessment cycle in support to more efficient use of resources improved performance and economic benefits innovative ideas for waste management and recycling reduction of energy costs targeting support to SMEs The principal idea of a RECP Club is to bring together up to a dozen small businesses from the same region and take them jointly through an intensive training and coaching programme over a period of about 4 months leading to a customized RECP action plan for all member companies on completion of the Club The first two meetings in Ararat and Dilijan city will take place on 8th and 9th of October 2015 in collaboration with local municipalities who agreed to adapt green growth and promote RECP based on MOUs signed with RECP team

    Original URL path: http://rec-caucasus.am/unido-resource-efficiency-and-cleaner-procuction-green-clubs-in-ararat-and-dilijan-cities-armenia/ (2016-02-14)
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  • REC project in Armenia
    for Caucasus RECP team has launched the first round of the local RECP Green Clubs in the city of Ararat Armenia on 8 October 2015 in close cooperation with local municipality city Mayor Mr Haik Haikyants as well as local SMEs representatives and local business organizations engaged in gold vodka beverage juice bakery and bread production construction appliances cheese and diary production asphalt production cement caustic soda production SMEs have introduced areas of their activity as well as their profile business management systems and production of goods economic challenges Ms Nune Harutyunyan RECP Armenia National Coordinator has introduced the main idea on establishment of RECP Green Clubs which will introduce practical aspects of application of RECP economic and environmental impact of RECP waste management energy efficiency waste water treatment and re use of materials and resources in production cycle as well as presented the main strategic directions of RECP Green clubs based on RECP Primer Participating organizations Ararat cement company cement production Abrikon LTD alcohol vodka wine production Arminashogh LTD pastry bread production Maximella LTD construction materials Arame and Sophi LTD Diary Production Kavashen LTD construction materials Galiq LTD beverages Ararat chanshin construction company asphalt production Representatives of communal department of Municipality of Ararat Representatives of local media UNIDO National expert Green Club Facilitator Dr Dshkhuhi Sahakyan has introduced Module 1 Environmental profile for businesses involving SMEs into discussion and question answer session the following challenges and aspects were covered Ararat RECP club SME feedback and questions raised Local SME producers to consider non waste recycling options within their production cycle Climate change mitigation adaptation RECP as a key effective mechanism to shorten the emissions of CO2 using energy efficiency and GHG emissions by business sector Issue of waste lots of produce is being wasted and is thrown away RECP

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  • REC project in Armenia
    EU within Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighborhood EaP Green initiative The National Conference took place at Ani Plaza hotel RECP conference discussed project progress and main results achieved as well as the business cases on RECP demonstration component project of Armenia The conference was attended by Mr Rene Van Berkel Chief of Industrial Resource Efficiency Unit UNIDO Mr John Barker International Aid cooperation officer Ms Anahit Simonyan Head of UNIDO Operations in Armenia Dr Zinaida Fadeeva Senior Specialist of Policy Strategy at United Nations University Professor Thomas Lindhqvist from Lund University Ms Nune Harutyunyan UNIDO RECP National Coordinator Ms Ruzanna Alaverdyan Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Urban Development RA representatives of SMEs demonstration organizations which participated in RECP assessments representatives of Regional Environmental Center of Caucasus as well as large number of government agencies civil society experts academia and professional industrial unions National Conference organizers mentioned that the aim of the conference is to gather representatives of SMEs demonstration organizations chosen within the frames of the RECP project as well as large number of government agencies civil society experts academia and professional industrial unions International Aid cooperation officer Mr John Barker also welcomed the participants He emphasized on the importance of RECP project for the development of Armenian economy The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Urban Development of RA Ms Ruzanna Alaverdyan greeted the conference participants and expressed her willingness to get introduced to the project results Ms Nune Harutyunyan UNIDO RECP National Coordinator welcomed the participants and emphasized on the importance of the project for the demonstration organizations Mr Rene Van Berkel Chief of Industrial Resource Efficiency Unit UNIDO talked about the importance of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production RECP project for better enterprises cleaner environment and green economy Ms Nune Harutyunyan UNIDO RECP National Coordinator

    Original URL path: http://rec-caucasus.am/national-conference-on-unido-resource-efficient-and-cleaner-production-recp-demonstration-component-project-of-the-eap-green-programme-of-the-eu-in-armenia/ (2016-02-14)
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  • REC project in Armenia
    The Government of Armenia also requested the UNECE in 2013 to conduct its second Country Profile on Housing and Land Management and based on the recommendations to be formulated in the sturdy to prepare a National action plan on sustainable housing and urban development In October 2014 the Government of Armenia also joined the UNECE led United Smart Cities project and selected the town of Goris as a pilot To support the efforts of the Government of Armenia on 9 April 2015 the UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Ministry of Urban Development of Armenia UNDP office in Armenia The document provides framework for cooperation between the parties above in the preparation of the Country Profile on Housing and Land Management for the Republic of Armenia and for the development of a pilot smart city profile and the Action Plan for the town of Goris Municipality of Goris and Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus REC Caucasus Armenia National office are included as a parties of MOU on Smart City In line with the agreements UNECE and UNDP Armenia will support the government in conducting the analysis of the housing and urban development situation and developing specific policy recommendations and action plans at both country and municipal levels The signing of the memorandums was followed by two workshops and a research mission of UNECE experts for the development of the Country Profile on Housing and Land Management of Armenia conducted on 9 11th April in Yerevan and Goris Armenia Workshops and follow up research missions were co organized and funded by UNECE Asian Development Bank Ministry of Urban Development Municipality of Goris REC Caucasus Armenia National Office the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development OEDC UN Habitat In his speech on the occasion of

    Original URL path: http://rec-caucasus.am/unece-partners-with-the-government-of-armenia-to-promote-sustainable-urban-development/ (2016-02-14)
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  • REC project in Armenia
    the English version of Jermuk book must be available to internationally introduce the city of Jermuk She pointed that the book is quite accessible detailed and emphasizes on different sectors of the city with their full description According to the experts the book of Jermuk will serve as an informative guide for all those who want to get information about the city and its different sectors It is an informative document about the city current situation Experts also mentioned that the project was successfully implemented by the active involvement of Jermuk citizens which provided with more accurate data on different sectors Due to the involvment the citizens turned their attention on the environmental issues of their own city Geoteam CJSC Sustainable Development senior manager Mr Armen Stepanyan presented the Amulsar project He also presented the mitigation measures that must be taken to minimize the negative impact on the environment of Jermuk as a resort cernter He mentioned that before the project start up they need to be assured that the population of Jermuk is aware and introduced properly to the project details to avoid further conflicts The Jermuk city representatives expressed their willingness to organize a separate meeting where the project of Amulsar with all its details risks negative environmental impacts from mining opportunities threats alternatives etc will be introduced The suggestion was accepted and the meeting is going to be organized in the near future The closing conference focused mainly on the LEAP project benefits that were achieved as a result of the project implementation As a summarization the following achieved due to the project implementation are present Problems and urgent issues uncovered in Jermuk city Active involvement of local authorities and city representatives in solving environmental issues of their own city Attracting government representatives and population attention on vulnerable issues of the city Presenting the environmental description of Jermuk city about various sectors in Jermuk book Calculating financial resources needed to solve the major environmental issues of the city Presenting the city of Jermuk internationally during conference in Geneva The project of Jermuk LEAP was successfully implemented and continuation of such projects is warmly welcomed by the city representatives On 13 th of March 2015 closing conference was organized by Regional Environmental Center of Caucasus Armenian Branch Office and Jermuk representatives in the frames of Local Environmental Action Plan project carried out in Jermuk city The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Jermuk city Mr Vardan Harutyunyan other representatives of the city government representatives of Jermuk city experts working within the project frames GeoTeam representatives and REC Caucasus team The aim of the closing conference was to summarize and discuss achievements and results that were achieved within the project classify main issues problems initiatives threats and opportunities for Jermuk city Along with this the book for Jermuk LEAPs written and published by REC Caucasus team and Jermuk representatives was presented and handled to participants of the conference The LEAP project in Jermuk city was implemented successfully by

    Original URL path: http://rec-caucasus.am/local-environmental-action-plan-leap-for-jermuk-city-project-official-closing-conference/ (2016-02-14)
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  • REC project in Armenia
    Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 26 Jan Review Training in the frames of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production UNIDO project On 26th and 27th of January 2015 REC Caucasus Armenian branch office organized a Review Training in the frames of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production UNIDO project The training was held in Armenian branch office of REC Caucasus The aim of the Training was the review of RECP assessment results of demonstration organizations DO in Armenia Review Training was attended by REC Caucasus Armenian branch office representatives Chief of Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit of UNIDO in Vienna Mr Rene Van Berkel and head of UNIDO Operations in Armenia Ms Anahit Simonyan and RECP national experts REC Caucasus ABO director Nune Harutyunyan welcomed all participants and announced the opening of the Review Training Mr Rene Van Berkel expressed his willingness to get introduced to the results achieved by national experts during their assessment in demonstration organizations In the frames of the project were ten Demonstration Organizations have been chosen Marilla LLC Kashi OJSC UNIFISH LLC Agricultural Association Sateni Consumer Cooperative Ararat Food Plant AshtarakDzu LLC M MAVR OSJC HATM Ltd Agricultural Association Lukashin Consumer Cooperative Arame Sophi Ltd The experts introduced their RECP assessment results of demonstration organizations along with recommendations and solutions offered mainstreamed at increasing resource efficient use and cleaner production Energy electricity water efficiency were the most concerning issues in the companies Some Demo Organizations were lacking in good management for waste resource efficient use production process etc Mr Rene Van Berkel evaluated the overall work done by

    Original URL path: http://rec-caucasus.am/review-training-in-the-frames-of-resource-efficiency-and-cleaner-production-unido-project/ (2016-02-14)
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