Press Releases Presentation of the Eastern European Association of the Greens organization. The most disturbing environmental problems of Eastern Europe.

Presentation of the Eastern European Association of the Greens organization. The most disturbing environmental problems of Eastern Europe.

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Presentation of Eastern European Association of the Greens organization. The most disturbing environmental problems of Eastern Europe.

Eastern European Association of the Greens (EEAG) – is the non-profit organization created in 2016 by Ukrainian and Lithuanian “green” activists. The Association strive to involve more Eastern European members interested in environmental protection and expand its influence throughout Eastern European region and wider if necessary.

Our goal and aim is to preserve our Planet save and healthy, through diminishing harmful consequences of human influence and life-sustaining activity. We believe that only together we are able to change our future.

The structure Eastern European of countries, their economic development is different. Some of them are the members of the EU, and other not. That is why countries of Eastern Europe are not sufficiently represented in joint research programs of EU, in international discussions on climate change and in regional initiatives.

The region of Eastern Europe has its own peculiarities associated with a certain economic structure, the pace of development, and common past, but at the same time it is an integral part of the whole Europe. The region of East may be fairly called the most polluted region of Europe. However, if we are talking about environmental problems, we can say for sure that they are common for the whole world.

The main studies on climate change only cover a limited range of regions in Eastern Europe. The “green legislation” of the European Union focuses primarily on the problems facing the West European countries, and little attention is paid to the environmental situation of the countries of Eastern Europe. Therefore, to solve many issues related to sustainable environmental development, having a common past and future, the countries of Eastern Europe should consolidate to work together to develop a unified development strategy towards improving the ecology of their region.

Modern human activities lead to an inevitable climate change. These changes for human health are associated with extreme weather events, changes in the distribution of climate-sensitive diseases and changes in environmental and social conditions. As, for example, coastal floods and drainage of water bodies have affected millions of people in Eastern Europe over the past decade. The consequences for health were injuries, infections, exposure to chemical hazards and changes in mental health. Heat waves also became more frequent and intense, which already led to tens of thousands of premature deaths in Europe. These changes we have to face and get used to. According to the forecasts of environmentalists, this trend will grow and intensify if appropriate measures are not taken.

Ecosystems and protected areas in Eastern Europe are in danger because of climate change and other stress factors. The consequences of climate change pose a threat to biodiversity on land and in large and small water objects – lakes, rivers and seas. Many species of animals and plants experience changes in their life cycles and migrate to the north and to the heights, while various invasive species have established or expanded their range of habitats and influences on the ecosystem. These changes affect various ecosystem and economic sectors, such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Eastern Europe is also affected by the effects of climate change occurring outside Europe, due to the globalization of all processes: trade, infrastructure, geopolitical threats and threats to security and migration.

We are open for cooperation and we will talk about the most disturbing environmental problems of Eastern Europe countries that are mostly common for the entire world, and would like you to join the discussion.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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