Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

8 December 2022, JAKARTA - Indonesian NGO Nexus3 and Czech environmental NGO Arnika are calling for a global treaty on plastics pollution, an international legally binding...

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

PRAGUE - The waterproof function of most children's outdoor jackets made by Czech manufacturers is achieved with the use of so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The...

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

BRUSSELS – Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day [1], Arnika and more than 326 civil society organizations from across the globe, institutions, and trade unions have...

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...

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 making

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...

In Karaganda, European experts shared their experience with solving climate problems

In Karaganda, European experts shared their experience with solving climate problems

KARAGANDA - The Karaganda Regional Environmental Museum hosted a series of events where European experts shared their experiences on addressing climate change, reducing its...

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 gardening products (1) contain substances known to pose risks to health and the environment because they may interfere with human and animal...

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

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

Armenia is known not only for its long history, breathtaking mountains, and unspoiled nature but also for its mineral wealth. As a result of the move away from fossil fuels, the...

Lukashenko regime labels Belarus' oldest environmental organization extremist

Lukashenko regime labels Belarus' oldest environmental organization extremist

On 17 October 2022, the Belarusian authorities listed the Ecohome NGO Ecohome, the oldest environmental organization in Belarus, as an extremist group. The alleged reasons for...

Citizen science-based air monitoring in Ukraine is more important than ever. We have seen it for ourselves

Citizen science-based air monitoring in Ukraine is more important than ever. We have seen it for ourselves

In the current situation, information about the state of the air and the possible presence of hazardous substances or increased radiation is crucial for Ukrainians. Our...

Gender and the SDGs. How is climate change linked to other issues of the day?

Gender and the SDGs. How is climate change linked to other issues of the day?

In today’s world, there are so many changes and shifts in the environment and society that it is impossible to look at them individually. We have only one planet, and our...

Joint statement by Arnika and NESEHNUTÍ on the plan to expand the gold mine in the Armenian settlement of Karaberd

Joint statement by Arnika and NESEHNUTÍ on the plan to expand the gold mine in the Armenian settlement of Karaberd

With this joint statement by the two organizations Arnika and NESEHNUTÍ, we respond to the latest developments in the Karaberd settlement in the Lori region of Armenia, where...