Annual Report 2015
The Zoï Annual Report 2015 is now available (pdf, ebook). A concise and visual synthesis of our activities, people and results.
Adapting to Climate Change in the Dniester River Basin
The Strategic Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Dniester River Basin is the result of joint efforts by international experts and organizations – the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – and experts and organizations from Moldova and Ukraine with an interest in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources in the transboundary Dniester River basin under the conditions of a changing global climate. The Framework was officially launched in 2015 at the high-level meeting between water and environment officials from Moldova and Ukraine in Kyiv, and in June 2016 the English version was prepared to be distributed at the 8th Environment for Europe ministerial conference in Batumi, Georgia.
Shared Environmental Information System
Implementing the principles and practices of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) continues with a new phase until 2020 (ENI SEIS II East). Zoi is providing support to the European Environment Agency during the year 2016 for the inception phase of the new project.
Environment for Europe Conference in Batumi, Georgia, June 8-11
A Zoï delegation was multitasking at the olympic gathering (taking place every 4 years or so) on the shores of the Black Sea.
Mountains of Central Asia
Zoï is leading the Ecosystem Profile process for the Mountains of Central Asia, funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). The Ecosystem Profile, to be launched in May 2017, will be the base for future grant-making to civil society groups working in the region. The flyer can be accessed here
(Russian version here
National introductory meetings and consultations:
6-7 June: Dushanbe
8-9 June: Almaty
10-11 June: Bishkek
13-14 June: Tashkent
Strategic Environment Assessment
Zoï has produced an animated movie and a facts and benefits brochure explaining the UNECE’s Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment. Complex contents presented in an easily understandable manner.
The film is currently available in English (https://vimeo.com/157415614) and in Georgian (https://vimeo.com/157013527), while the brochure can be accessed on ISSUU and on our Publications page.
Case Studies: Mapping Drones in Humanitarian Contexts
Short case studies featuring deployments by the World Bank, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, the International Organization for Migration and others document the uses of drones in a variety of humanitarian settings. These cases are part of Drones in Humanitarian Action, an initiative funded by DG ECHO and implemented by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action in collaboration with CartONG, UAViators, and Zoï Environment Network.
Case study: Haiti
Case study: the Philippines
Case study: the Balkans
Case study: Tanzania
Case study: Nepal
International negotiations on a legally binding instrument on mercury were held in Jordan in March. The Minamata Convention is expected to enter into force in 2017. Zoï is providing support to UNEP Chemicals by visualizing complex issues, with publications such as “Lessons from Countries Phasing Down Dental Amalgam Use” and the Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal.
Atlas of Environmental Migration
Zoï conceptual infographics are featured in the upcoming ‘Atlas of Environmental Migration’, the first and only illustrated book that maps environmental migration, clarifies terminology and concepts, draws a typology of migration related to the environment and climate change, describes the multiple factors at play, explains the challenges, and highlights the opportunities related to this phenomenon. The French version of the atlas, produced by the IOM and SciencesPo, is now available:
The English version will come out in June 2016. Some of the key graphics can be found on the IOM website: