Children's jackets on the Czech market contain forever chemicals

The waterproofness of most children's outdoor jackets on the Czech market is achieved by manufacturers using so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The deliberate use of PFAS was detected in 8 out of 10 products...
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European Commission mustn’t abandon promise on hazardous chemical exports ban made in EU Green Deal

European Commission mustn’t abandon promise on hazardous chemical exports ban made in EU Green Dea...

BRUSSELS – Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day [1], more than 326 civil society organizations, including Arnika, from across the globe, institutions, and trade unions have published a Joint Statement demanding a ban on the export of hazardous chemicals that are forbidden in the EU [2]. They urge the European Commission not to postpone the promised legislative proposal to achieve this.

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Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part Two.

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part Two.

In Armenia, we are working to ensure that people in regions affected by mining are informed about the risks involved and have hard data on its impacts on human health and the...

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River protection in the Western Balkans has improved, but citizens are still left out of decision making

River protection in the Western Balkans has improved, but citizens are still left out of decision ...

On 3-4 November 2022, the "Free The Rivers 2022" conference was held in Sarajevo [1]. It was attended by dozens of civil society representatives and communities from Bosnia and...

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Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Almost half of plastic household and garden products (1) contain a substance known to pose risks to health and the environment (2). These are substances that negatively affect...

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About us

arnika Fotor

Arnika is a Czech non-profit organization that has been uniting people striving for a better environment since 2001.

Our mission is to protect nature and a healthy environment for future generations both in Czechia and abroad. In our activities, we rely on three components - public involvement in the decision-making process, expert opinions and justified requests, and media coverage of the problems. In the long-term, we are promoting less waste and hazardous substances, wild living rivers and diverse nature, and the right of citizens to make decisions about the environment.

Our stories with a happy ending prove that the work of the people in Arnika brings concrete results. We are constantly working to keep it that way. However, Arnika's list of successes would be much shorter without the help of volunteers and sponsors.

 

We are members of international & Czech associations:

 

Our international activities are kindly supported by individual donors and the following funds and authorities:

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Publications

Hard data and scientific evidence and solutions are needed to promote public awareness as well as to be able to demand legislative changes in the partner countries. That is why we publish a number of professional publications presenting the results of our samplings, but also law analyses, case studies and practical manuals.
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