Newsletter EC FAO project on (obsolete) pesticides in the Former Soviet Union

Posted on September 11, 2014.

Milieukontakt is a project NGO partner of FAO in the large scale project “Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the former Soviet Union” funded by FAO and the EC. Milieukontakt coordinates activities related to inventory of obsolete pesticides, to development of Environmental Management Plans needed for safeguarding of obsolete pesticides stocks, and to awareness raising […]

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Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union

Posted on March 14, 2014.

2014 Year of Action for EU FAO Partnership Project 2014 is set to be the busiest year yet for the EU and FAO partnership project “Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union”, of which Milieukontakt is one of the implementing partner organisations. The plans are now in place. The targets have been […]

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Annual reports and financial statements 2009-2013

Posted on January 21, 2014.

Annual reports: Jaarrekening 2013 Financial statement 2013 Jaarrekening 2012 Jaarrekening 2011 Financial Statement 2011 Jaarrekening 2010 (.pdf) Annual report 2010 with Financial Statement (.pdf) Annual report 2009 with Financial Statement (.pdf) Annual report 2008 with Financial Statement (.pdf) If you are interested in reports before 2008, please contact us at info@milieukontakt.nl

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Pilot remediation of obsolete pesticides sites in Vietnam

Posted on April 20, 2012.

As many other developing countries, Vietnam is facing legacy problems with obsolete and POPs pesticides. In the case of Vietnam many of the former storages are emptied in a clean-up campaign and send for destruction to a modern cement kiln. But people have buried the stocks as well in the past because they did not […]

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Obsolete pesticides legacy problems in Mongolia remain unsolved

Posted on January 5, 2012.

Mongolia’s economy is booming. International investments for exploration of the extensive mineral deposits resulted in a growth rate of close to 20 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. But pesticides problems from the past  – when the country was a Soviet satellite – remain unsolved. A mission form Milieukontakt and the International HCH […]

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Environmental movement in Albania in a European context

Posted on December 22, 2011.

In a new publication Milieukontakt describes lessons learned about building civil society for the environment. The publication is based on more than 20 years experience in this field in over 30 countries. It is published in the framework of the project, ‘Serving Albanian Environmental Civil Society in Environment’ (SACSIE), conducted in Albania from 2007 to […]

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Brochure on elimination of risks from obsolete pesticides in Moldova

Posted on October 3, 2011.

Milieukontakt is co-author of the recent brochure The Eliminators in Moldova, published within the GEF/FAO project Capacity Building on Obsolete and POPs Pesticides in EasternEuropean Caucasus and Central Asian Countries. The brochure was prepared to serve as an example and inspiration for those who will work or are already working on problems related to obsolete […]

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National Conference “Act Now”

Posted on October 28, 2010.

Milieukontakt International –local office Albania organized on 27th October 2010 National Conference as a closure of National Campaign – Act Now! Representatives from Central Government, Foreign bodies, civil society organizations, media, etc, participated in the meeting. Event was greeted by Mr. Fatmir Mediu, Minister of Environment, Forest and Water Administration, Mrs. Noeke Ruiter from Netherlands […]

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Results of the interview on sustainable consumption in Belarus

Posted on July 27, 2010.

The results of the interviewing of Belorussian consumers on the issue of sustainable consumption are summarized. Results are published in the brochure “Sustainable consumption in Belorussian consumers’ perception”(see annex). Подведены итоги интервьюирования потребителей Беларуси по проблеме устойчивого потребления. Результаты опубликованы в брошюре «УСТОЙЧИВОЕ ПОТРЕБЛЕНИЕ В ПРЕДСТАВЛЕНИЯХ ПОТРЕБИТЕЛЕЙ БЕЛАРУСИ» (см. приложение). Brochure report survey 1 Final

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Russian rivers and lakes in search of an IWRM approaches

Posted on July 22, 2010.

In Pskov started the second round of the special IWRM summercourses. The course was attended by 21 representatives from 8 regions. The participants  have been working on IWRM methodologies, and direct strategy and action planning for an IWRM approach to deal with a wide range of problems and their opportunities of the waterbodies in their […]

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Four position papers are produced in Albania

Posted on January 21, 2010.

Position papers are compiled by working groups on Water, Air, Waste and Public Participation with the participation of experts of the field, NGO members, and representatives of local government or institutions. The working groups were supported and mandated from the Albanian environmental NGOs, during their annual Strategy Meeting in 2008, offering at the same time […]

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Annual Report 2008

Posted on September 29, 2009.

Annual Report 2008 containing Financial Statement in English can be downloaded form page Annual Report (go to horizontal tool bar) or from the link below: Annual Report 2008 with Financial Statement (.pdf)

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Obsolete Pesticides-a “Burning” Question

Posted on August 19, 2009.

Since 2005 a consortium of Milieukontakt International, the International HCH and Pesticides Association, engineering company Tauw BV and the Dutch NGO Natuur en Milieu (Nature and Environment) has been involved in the elimination of risks of obsolete pesticides in several countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.While working on the inventory and repacking of obsolete […]

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Tauw, Witteveen & Bos, International HCH & Pesticides Association and Milieukontakt write a technical study on the problems of obsolete pesticides for Tajikistan

Posted on August 18, 2009.

In May this year the consortium of Tauw, Witteveen & Bos, the International HCH & Pesticides Association, Milieukontakt and Green Cross – Switzerland was selected by the World Bank to implement the project: Obsolete Pesticides Technical Study in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The project is financed by […]

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Nieuwe exportkansen voor Nederlandse watersector : Integrated Watermanagement Cursus in Rusland

Posted on May 27, 2009.

Milieukontakt International start in samenwerking met de Universiteit van Pskov, Wageningen International en de Provincie Drenthe deze zomer een IWRM cursus voor Russische water experts. Tijdens de cursus krijgt de Nederlandse watersector de mogelijkheid van promotie. Op 15 juli 2009 zijn vertegenwoordigers van Nederlandse bedrijven uit de watersector welkom om te vertellen over hun producten […]

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Gorski kotar Local Action Group presented to the public

Posted on February 2, 2009.

Project update “Sustainable Future for Rural Areas in Croatia” Project partners: Milieukontakt International, ODRAZ, PINS, HMRR, SMART, CCO, PREPARE Gorski kotar Local Action Group presented to the public Due to the specific features of the area of Gorski kotar that is not well-linked and weakly populated, it was not easy to find 26 persons gifted […]

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Financial report 2007

Posted on December 9, 2008.

Annual financial report 2007 of Milieukontakt International is available online in Dutch language. You can download it 2007-jaarrekening.pdf

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Aruban NGOs benefit from training Milieukontakt

Posted on December 8, 2008.

On Aruba NGOs are active in the field of protection of plants and animals, waste and education. On the island several species are under threat and urbanisation, growing traffic and waste are growing environmental problems. Milieukontakt supported the organisations on invitation by CEDE Aruba. Two training sessions were organised. the first on Februari 2008 and […]

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Obsolete pesticides a burning question

Posted on September 22, 2008.

Friday 26th of September Milieukontakt will organise an expert meeting on alternatives for the incineration of obsolete pesticides. International experts will discuss two options for destruction of pesticides without burning them. One option is a Japanese technique using a mechanochemical instrument and the other is called super critical water oxidation. During the meeting both techniques […]

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Milieukontakt starts repackaging obsolete pesticides in Georgia

Posted on May 26, 2008.

Kakheti Region – After the Moldova campaign of 2006 Milieukontakt starts to repackage old stocks of pesticides in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Trained by experts from the Dutch engineering company Tauw a local team of individuals have repackaged approximately 80 tons of old stocks and transported some 100 tons of less hazardous waste to […]

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