Commitments

09 Publishing environmental information

Country: Ukraine
Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2018-2020
Year Action Plan: 2018
Start Date: 12/1/2018  |  End Date: 12/31/2020

From the Action Plan

 
Providing free access of citizens – through modern ICTs – to environmental information received by public authorities in the field of environment protection, rational use, reproduction and protection of natural resources Providing free access of citizens – through modern ICTs – to environmental information received by public authorities in the field of environment protection, rational use, reproduction and protection of natural resources Ensuring environmental rights of citizens in terms of free access to the information on environmental status, risks for life and health, environmental perspectives is currently complicated by a number of problems: • Lack of the national digital geoinformation infrastructure of public authorities and local self-government bodies to support them in implementation of their authorities on environment protection, rational use, reproduction and protection of natural resources; • Lack of a unified centre to accumulate information on environmental status; • Unclear division of authority, poor coordination of activities and suboptimal institutional capacity of public authorities and local self-government bodies to gather, accumulate and exchange information/data on environmental status; • A lot of autonomous and non-unified – in terms of structure – registers and databases, non-systematized information on environmental status on hard copies that should be digitized and published in open data format. Actions Responsible Timeframe Partners Indicator 1. Establishing legal framework for ensuring citizens’ access to environment information in line with European norms and requirements Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Other bodies responsible for environment monitoring December 2018 – May 2020 Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Government-Civic Initiative “Together against Corruption,” Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, European Environment Agency (SEIS in Ukraine), other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) Action Plan on implementation of Concept Note on establishing the National Automated System “Open Environment” adopted; Procedure for Operation and Administration of National Automated System “Open Environment” and Action Plan of information policy and strategic communications on Open Environment System approved 2. Developing and implementing the components of Open Environment System as a Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Other public authorities and local self-government December 2018 – December 2019 Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Government-Civic Initiative “Together against Corruption,” ToRs developed and approved, pilot projects and components of Open Environment System as a whole implemented 16 whole bodies (upon their consent) Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, European Environment Agency (SEIS in Ukraine), other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) 3. Upgrading/reforming the national system of environment monitoring, in particular, of radiation monitoring Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management Other public authorities December 2018 – December 2020 Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Government-Civic Initiative “Together against Corruption,” Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, European Environment Agency (SEIS in Ukraine), other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) A tool for GPS-environment monitoring, in particular, of radiation monitoring, is developed, piloted and launched; the structure of sub-system of radiation monitoring formed; software developed; technical capacity for its operation built; ecosystem project piloted, launched and integration into Open Environment System Expected results are ensuring environmental rights of citizens in terms of free digital access to information on environmental status, risks for life and health, environmental perspectives; updating and digitizing national environment administration system, and thus, improving the quality of administrative service provision by digitizing them; creating conditions to increase participation of citizens, CSOs and economic entities in decision-making in the field of environment protection; launching new methods and technologies of environment monitoring, in particular, of radiation monitoring, and providing public access to monitoring data.

Lead Institution: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Other bodies responsible for environment monitoring


Support Institution: Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Ecology, Government-Civic Initiative “Together against Corruption,” Open Environment Project of Open Society Foundation, USAID and UK aid-funded Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program/TAPAS, European Environment Agency (SEIS in Ukraine), other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent)

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