During the recent years May 15 is celebrating as the International Climate Day.
Climate change is a complex problem, which, although environmental in nature, has consequences for all spheres of existence on our planet. It either impacts on/or is impacted by global issues, including poverty, economic development, population growth, sustainable development and resource management. It is not surprising, then, that solutions come from all disciplines and fields of research and development.
The CDM Registry issued 23955 CERs for the CDM project activity "Nubarashen Landfill Gas Capture and Power Generation Project in Yerevan" (0069).
The Lessons Learned Report was prepared in 2012 and published in order to capture the experiences gained and observations made during implementation of "Improving Energy Efficiency of Municipal Heating and Hot Water Supply" UNDP-GEF 00035799 project. The Report summarizes the achievements of the Project and formulates key recommendations concerning the future development of energy efficient heat supply market in Armenia.
Aiming to promote energy efficient construction in Armenia, UNDP-GEF “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project has been partnering with “Shincertificate” LLC with the goal to improve the existing system of testing and certification of construction insulation materials.
One of the results of the collaboration is the opening of the laboratory for testing thermal-physical parameters of construction materials which took place in “Shincertificate” LLC premises on March 29th. UNDP-GEF project assisted in procurement of state of art laboratory equipment with the total value of 7 million AMD, while the company co-financed renovation and furnishing of the laboratory. The laboratory will test and certify insulation materials, providing opportunity for the specialists to use reliable, tested and certified materials and prefabricates.
Stakeholder Workshop in the scope of Terminal Evaluation of the “Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia” UNDP-supported, GEF-financed project took place on 28 March 2013.
"Construction Climatology" AST II-7.01-2011 replaces AST II-7.01-96 and sets climate indicators and parameters related to municipal heating, cooling, ventilation, atmospheric moisture capacity, precipitation and wind that are used in urban development and design concepts.
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The opening of the energy efficiency laboratory at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) took place on March 26, 2013. The laboratory was founded in the scope of the “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” UNDP-GEF/00059937 project. The laboratory is equipped with modern measuring equipment and devices, enabling practical and on the job training of students on assessing buildings’ energy performance and energy efficiency.
Knowledge and capacities of forest managers in Syunik Marz to monitoring forest pests and pestholes were increased through two trainings organized on 14 and 15 March 2013 in the scope of the “Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia” UNDP-supported, GEF-financed project in the Public Environmental Information (Aarhus) Centers of Goris and Kapan cities.
Against the backdrop of increasing risk of climate change induced impacts in the unique mountain forest ecosystems of Armenia and especially the intensifying forest fire problem under the country’s aridifying climate conditions, the UNDP-supported GEF-financed “Adaptation to climate change impacts in mountain forest ecosystems of Armenia” project has carried out a range of activities during the project implementation starting from 2009 to build the capacities of relevant stakeholders to address the forest fire risk and to enhance the resilience of forests under climate change.
The official opening of the residential building constructed in the framework of the “Social Housing With Availability of Supporting Conditions Goris-2” Project took place in Goris on December 18th, 2012. The opening ceremony was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan, Syunik Region Governor Suren Khachatryan, Mayor of Goris town Nelson Voskanyan the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Armenia Konstantin Obolenski, Head of the Humanitarian Unit of the Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus Matthias Weingart and other guests. The keys of the new apartments were handed over to twenty families selected by the special committee as the beneficiaries of the project.....
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