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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2009–August 31, 2011
  • Location Lviv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to protect and promote the environmental rights of citizens in Ukraine. Over the next two years, the grantee will work to expand access to environmental information, increase participation in environmental decisionmaking, and promote environmental justice. It will organize its work across five major program areas: advocacy, legal education, research and preventive monitoring, outreach, and international cooperation. During 2006-2009, the grantee successfully challenged the Ukrainian government for failing to undertake necessary impact assessments in the proposed development of the Danube-Black Sea canal. It also successfully advocated for the exclusion of impact assessment reports from the register of confidential state documents. Over 1,000 consultations on environmental rights were provided, and over 30 students participated in the environmental law clinic. Founded in 1994, Environment-People-Law is a leading, western Ukrainian, nongovernmental organization whose mission is to promote the environmental rights of citizens through advocacy, education, information, and legal assistance.