World Environment Day 2018

On June 5, 2018 the official meeting devoted to the celebration of World Environment Day, Environmentalist Day and 30-year anniversary of the Environmental Authority establishment in the Kyrgyz Republic took place in Bishkek. The subject of World Environment Day 2018 was “Beat Plastic Pollution”.


Official event has been opened by short-length film about activities in the field of environment protection. One of the film components was about cooperation of SYKE with SAEPF toward capacity building of environmental laboratories.

Mr. Abdykalyk Rustamov, SAEPF’s Director delivered welcoming speech, where importance of environmental protection activities for ensuring of stable wellbeing of future generation was mentioned.

The specialists and partners have been awarded for the contribution to environmental sector development by the Governmental and SAEPF’s Awards.

Mr. Ari Mäkelä, KGZ-Water/Issyk-Kul Project manager and senior technical adviser of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE received Merit Badge from Mr. Rustamov, Director of the State Agency of Environment Protection and Forestry under the Goverment of the Kyrgyz Republic (SAEPF). On behalf of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Mr. Mäkelä handed over the Congratulation Letter and gift book with illustrations of Nordic nature.