As a part of project activities APENA provided support for negotiations of draft legal acts, in particular horizontal and water sectors, including necessary communication in the Parliament (Verkhovna Rada).

  • Support to the the MENR in the process of negotiations, consent and approval of the Draft law on EIA and the Draft law on SEA to support the transposition of the EU EIA Directive ; (Component 1)

Draft Law of Ukraine on environmental impact assessment (EIA) (reg. #2009a-d)

On 3 June 2015 it was registered at the Parliament. It has passed a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Committee on Environmental Policy, the Energy Committee, and the Committee on European Integration. The draft Law has also passed the informal compliance quality check of the European Commission and the Energy Community.

On 26 November 2015 the Parliament of Ukraine considered and took a vote on the draft Law of Ukraine on EIA in its first reading and sent it for additional preparation in advance of a repeat first reading.

On 17 February 2016 the Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Policy supported the improved draft and recommended it for consideration by the Parliament in a first reading.

On 19 May 2016 the Parliament of Ukraine considered and took a vote on the draft Law of Ukraine on EIA in its first reading and sent it for additional preparation in advance of a repeat first reading.

On 12 July 2016 the Parliament adopted the draft Law on EIA (2009 a-d) in a first reading.

On 4 October 2016 Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law on Environment Impact Assessment.

Voting result of the Draft Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (reg. #2009 a-d)

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The record of voting are to be found at: http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/radan_gs09/ns_golos?g_id=8965

The draft law and supporting documentation are to be found at: http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_1?pf3511=58257

  • Support to the the MENR in the process of negotiations, consent and approval of the Draft law on SEA to support the transposition of the EU SEA Directive ; (Component 1)

Draft Law of Ukraine on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) (reg. #3259)

On 8 October 2015 it was registered at the Parliament and submitted for consideration by the relevant Parliamentary Committees. The draft has passed a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Anticorruption Committee and the Committee on European Integration. The draft Law has passed the informal compliance quality check of the European Commission.

On 27 January 2016 the Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Policy supported the draft and recommended it for consideration by the Parliament in a first reading.

On 12 July 2016 the Parliament adopted the draft Law on SEA (3259) in a first reading.

On 4 October 2016 Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law on Strategic Environment Assessment.

Voting result of the Draft Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment (reg. #3259)

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The record of personal voting are to be found at:

http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/radan_gs09/ns_golos?g_id=8966

The draft law and supporting documentation are to be found at: http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_1?pf3511=56730

  • Support to the MENR and SAWR in the process of negotiations, consent and approval of the draft Law of Ukraine amending the Water Code of Ukraine to support the transposition of the EU Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive; (Component 2)

Draft Law “On Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Ukraine Regarding the Implementation of Integrated Approaches into the Water Resources Management Following the River Basin Principle” (Amendments to the Water Code) (reg. #3603)

On 9 December 2015 it was registered at the Parliament and submitted for consideration by the relevant Parliamentary Committees.

On 17 February 2016 the Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Policy supported the draft and recommended it for the vote at the first reading in the Parliament.

On 19 May 2016 the Parliament adopted draft law in a first reading.

On 4 October 2016 Parliament of Ukraine adopted the the Law “On Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Ukraine Regarding the Implementation of Integrated Approaches into the Water Resources Management Following the River Basin Principle” (Amendments to the Water Code).

Voting result of the Draft Law “On Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Ukraine Regarding the Implementation of Integrated Approaches into the Water Resources Management Following the River Basin Principle” (Amendments to the Water Code) (reg. #3603)

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The record of personal voting are to be found at:

http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/radan_gs09/ns_golos?g_id=8981

The draft law and supporting documentation are to be found at: http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_2?id=&pf3516=3603&skl=9

The success achieved with voting in the first reading of the draft laws was well-prepared through long and intensive process of raising awareness, communication, consultations and negotiations with the governmental authorities and MPs. Main non-governmental actors, which were organising and supporting the process with content and visual materials (e.g., infographics) include: the Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR), the ‘Stronger Together’ initiative and the Institute of Socio-Economic Study as well as a number of environmental NGOs. The content support was provided by the APENA project.

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