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The oligarch structure and supporting of subsurface use and town planning are an obstacle on the way of the green economy introduction in Armenia.
As chairperson of the association "For stable development" Karine Danielyan told Arminfo correspondent, the introduction of the green economy is at its initial stage in Armenia. "There are obstacles on this way. I mean special laws which make subsurface use and town planning as a super lucrative business which takes nothing into account. Moreover, we have an oligarch structure targeted only at fast wealth accumulation. We have to overcome all this", - she said.
She also added that not all the components of the green economy have been fulfilled in Armenia as needed. First of all, small power plants like the alternative energy sources. "First, we overestimated our water resources: it is wrong to have several power plants at one river. Second, if for preserving of the ecosystem it is necessary to use only a part of water leaving the ecological and sanitary runoff, in Armenia they take all the water. This is a double blow upon the ecosystems and local districts which lose an opportunity of irrigation", - Danielyan said.
Among the positive samples of the green economy introduction, she pointed at paper collection and finishing, as well as plastic and glass bottles processing. At present, the National Council for Stable Development initiated setting up of the commission for introduction of the decisions of "Rio+20" conference, the main basis of which is just the green economy, the expert said.
Danielyan did not rule out that the commission will be set up over 10 days. "The directions of our work have been already determined: subsurface use and environment, alternative energy, training for stable development, organic agriculture, wastes and water resources stable management", - the expert said.
To note, the second national conference "Towards the green economy" kicked off on 8 October in Yerevan.