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Workshop in Lviv, June 15-17

An Overview of the "Communication Tools, Cooperation and Leadership to Promote Environmental and Energy Efficiency in Ukrainian Municipalities" Workshop in Lviv, June 15-17. Watch video...

Residents of Nizhyn, Ukraine Reflect on Their City's Environmental Problems

Ukrainian NGO Ekoltava takes a microphone to the streets of Nizhyn, Urkraine, to ask residents about their biggest environmental concerns. The locals also speak about what they feel are the best ways for Nizhyn to make improvements going forward. (Running time: 4 min 25 sec) Watch video...

Communication is the key

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Only days after a deadly landfill blaze had been extinguished near Lviv in western Ukraine, close to 100 participants gathered in the city for a three-day training (June 15-17) titled “Communication Tools, Cooperation and Leadership to Promote Environmental and Energy Efficiency in Ukrainian Municipalities”. Read more...

New partner municipalities, Fastiv and Nizhyn, host LEAP workshops

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In March 2016, two municipalities, Fastiv and Nizhyn, joined the second phase of the “Local Environmental and Energy Action Plans for Sustainable Development, Energy Diversification and Civic Engagement in Communities in Ukraine” (LEAPs Ukraine) project. In the middle of May, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) hosted workshops to help kick off the development of local environmental and energy action plans in each of the new partner municipalities. Read more...

Ukraine LEAPs, Phase 2: two additional partner municipalities selected

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"In mid-March 2016, Nizhyn and Fastiv were selected as new partner municipalities of the LEAPs Ukraine project. REC project team members and representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Regional Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Hub (ESTH) held respective kick-off meetings in these cities on March 14 and March 16. Read more...

LEAPs project to continue in Ukraine

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"Local Environmental and Energy Action Plans for Sustainable Development, Energy Diversification and Civic Engagement in Communities in Ukraine: Phase 2" Read more...

Cities to help drive sustainable development in Ukraine

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"Strengthening the Local Environmental Planning and Environmental Civil Society in Ukraine: Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Development in Ukraine" was the title of a conference held in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 19-20, 2015. Read more...

Poltava residents reflect on their city’s environmental problems

The NGO “Ecoltava” asked Poltava residents to identify local environmental problems and share their ideas on the city’s future development. Watch video...

Ukraine hosts three LEAP workshops in Cherkasy, Poltava, and Ivano-Frankivsk

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During the week of May 18-22, 2015, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) hosted three workshops in each of the REC's Ukrainian partner municipalities (Cherkasy, Poltava, and Ivano-Frankivsk). Read more...

U.S. State Department and REC partner on environment and energy-related action plans in selected municipalities

ULeap3_copyThe REC recently concluded a partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Regional Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Hub (ESTH), in which the parties helped bring together multiple stakeholders in selected municipalities in Ukraine to develop local environmental and energy action plans (LEAPs). Read more...