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    Petition "Clean Air in Ukraine"

    Before signing this petition, try to hold your breath for 5 minutes. Have you tried? Easy?

    Addressees of the petition:
    Parliament of Ukraine Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management
    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
    Ministry of Health
    Regional state administrations, regional councils, local governments

    Atmospheric air remained the only free natural resource. The composition of any product and information about its manufacturer is provided on the packaging of this product. So you can quickly understand what you are planning to put in your mouth. We consume air every minute, but we have no idea about its composition. We are forced to consume it as it is in our cities.

    We do not have the ability to choose air quality, we are limited in this choice, although we have the right to know about its composition, because it directly affects our health and life.
    Humans are different from other living beings on planet Earth because they have a choice. Air quality depends on our choice today.

    Air pollution is one of the key threats to the environment and human health of present and future generations. According to the World Health Organization, polluted air can lead to premature death and cause birth defects in infants.

    The main source of air pollution is outdated technologies used in heavy industry - coal-fired power plants, metallurgical or chemical plants. The example of the EU shows that change is possible and that the economy can be greener and more accountable to citizens. At present, we are forced to pay for the profits of several industrial oligarchs for the health of millions of people.

    Don't choose between air pollution and health, choose clean air and demand with us:

    1. Develop and implement an updated independent, reliable system of integrated state air monitoring.
      Concentrate monitoring management in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources with adequate funding. The results of monitoring should be published in the public space (Internet) in the form of primary data, as well as averaged over observation stations, zones and agglomerations. Develop and implement a system of operational warning, warning and regulation of smog.
    2. Introduce an open register of permits.
      The current procedure for obtaining permits for pollutant emissions is outdated compared to the current procedure for environmental impact assessment and access to related information. At present, the procedure for placing information contained in emission permits by enterprises is not legally established and regulated. Such a gap significantly restricts everyone's right to free access to environmental information, as required by the Aarhus Convention, and limits the opportunities for citizens to participate in environmental decision-making.
    3. Update environmental decision-making procedures
      The results of air monitoring should be the basis for issuing emission permits, reviewing and revoking permits and developing air quality control measures.

    Petition authors:
    Clean air for Ukraine www.cleanair.org.ua
    Anna Ambrosova - Stop poisoning Kryvyi Rih
    Iryna Pirohova - All-Ukrainian Ecological League, Zaporizhia
    Maksym Soroka - expert on air pollution, Dnipro
    Olesya Kramarenko - Dzyga, Zaporizhia
    Olena Shafranova - PravoE, Kryvyi Rih

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        Check your air:

        Oxygen is an air quality monitoring station of the new generation. It is based on the "Citizen science" concept, which is becoming more popular nowadays. Where the state doesn't fulfil its responsibilities, citizens assume responsibility and do what needs to be done.

        A non-governmental organization in Ukraine produces the Oxygen station within the framework of its social entrepreneurship. It is superior to similar models because of its ability to measure many substances that are harmful to health. Along with particulate matter (PM), it measures the concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx/NO2), ammonia (NH3), ground-level ozone (O3), and organic substances.

        The Oxygen station is a product that is easy to install and has an affordable price. Anybody can display all the measured values on the web. And then the non-governmental organization's experts analyse the data.

        Air Fresh Max air quality monitoring station is a device that allows you to monitor and register the state of the ambient air, namely the temperature, humidity and dust concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 in real time. The module is a cost-effective tool that meets the needs of all those interested in maintaining the proper level of the environment. PM2.5 reflects the concentration of solid particles up to 2.5 micrometers in diameter. PM10 reflects the concentration of solid particles up to 10 micrometers in diameter.

        The functionality of the device will allow not only to obtain operational data on air quality, but also to accumulate large data for assessment and forecasting of pollution indices and risks to public health, using a personal account on the site eco-city.org.ua.

        This and other air quality monitoring devices are manufactured and tested in Eco City's own workshop. Production term - on average 1 week from the moment of the order (production, testing, calibration). After receiving, you can activate and configure the device using the manual on the site eco-city.org.ua. The station is powered by a standard USB adapter (5V 2A) that comes with the device. The length of the power cable is 7 meters.

        Use this form to order equipment. The message will be sent to both the Clean Air team and the Eco City team. We will then contact you by e-mail to confirm the order.

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          Dirty skies above: Regulation of air pollution in Ukraine and the EU

          8. 12. 2020

          The study compares and contracts the environmental permitting system in Ukraine with law and policy in the EU and brings practical tips from Czechia and other countries. It also focuses on the issue of the monitoring of air pollution and the operation of the state environmental inspection.

          Ukrainian version HERE >>>

          Editor: Šárka Havránková
          Authors: Šárka Havránková, Alena Miskun, Tamara Kharchylava, Milan Havel, Martin Skalský, Maksym Soroka
          Number of pages: 38
          Language: English
          Publication date: 2020
          ISBN: 978-80-87651-57-5
          Download the study: Dirty Skies Above.pdf

          Clean Air for Ukraine

          This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the National Endowment for Democracy (USA). You can find more information about our activities and possibilities of involvement or share your thoughts with us by sending a message to cleanair@arnika.org.