The members of the Third Working Group (Environment, Climate Change and Energy Security) of Armenian National Platform of Civil Society Forum of EU Eastern Partnership discussed the environmental components of the alliances and parties taking part in the parliamentary elections of 2017 at their meeting on 21 March.
The parties taking part in the elections are as follows: Republican Party of Armenia, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Free Democrats, Haykakan Veratsnund, ‘Tsarukyan’, ‘Yelq’, ‘Congress-ADP’, ‘Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanian’ alliances.
During the meeting the approaches of the political powers to nature protection, use of natural resources and management were discussed.
The group is calling for the future deputies of the National Assembly to make the environmental promises of the political powers come true.
‘We are worried for Armenia not to turn into a mining appendix, as it has taken this direction for many years. We are insisting that the natural resources in our country are an integral property of the Armenian people and their administration by the state shall arise from the order of the people as its owner.
We are requiring the state to be responsible for each action and if a RA citizen is obliged to preserve environment according to the new Constitution, it doesn’t exonerate the state from its responsibility to preserve environment,’ the members of the third working group declared. The meeting members were Inga Zarafyan, working group coordinator and President of ‘EcoLur’ Informational NGO, Karine Danielyan – Chairman of ‘ Association for Sustainable Human Development’ NGO, Aram Gabrielyan – Expert of ‘Khazer’ Environmental and Cultural NGO, Executive director of ‘Civil Voice’ NGO Miqayel Hambardzumyan, Nazeli Vardanyan - Director of ‘Forests of Armenia’ NGO, Silva Adamyan - President of ‘Center for Bird Lovers’ NGO and Mary Chaqryan - President of ‘Public Awareness and Monitoring Center’ NGO.
To be continued.
15:33 March 22, 2017