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Estonia Helping Armenia Increase Environmental Awareness


The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Co-operation, the goal of which is to boost the environmental awareness of Armenians in order to help preserve natural diversity.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that boosting people’s awareness of the environment and its problems is necessary in order to emphasise the importance of the biological diversity around us and the natural environment. “Learning about the environment in school helps to develop children’s values and principles regarding the environment and supports the development of their understanding of the fact that our decisions today affect the world tomorrow,” stated Foreign Minister Paet.

The project of the Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Co-operation is helping to contribute to the development of Armenia’s “National guide for teaching biodiversity” with a methodical guide to outdoor education and training for teachers in environmental education. Study days for the children will also be carried out within the framework of the project. The best pilot projects devised by the children will be carried out in their home areas. Instruction materials for environmental education will also be made available on the website of the Armenian project partner, “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment”.

The Foreign Ministry is supporting the year-long project of the Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Co-operation that is to begin in August with 29 992 euros allocated from its budget for development co-operation.


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