Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (Ukraine)

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Міністерство захисту довкілля та природних ресурсів) is the main authority in the system of central government responsible for ecological monitoring and development of the country. As a government ministry it exists since 1991 being formed during dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (Міністерство захисту довкілля та природних ресурсів)
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Agency overview
Formed19 June 1991
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
Jurisdiction Ukraine
Headquarters35, Metropolitan Vasyl Lypkivskyi street, Kyiv[1]
Employees241 (2016)
Minister responsible
Parent agencyCabinet of Ministers
Child agencies
  • State Service of Geology and Natural Resources
  • Agency of Water Resources
  • Agency of Eco. Investments
  • State Ecological Inspection
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes
From August 2019 until May 2020 the Ministry was merged with the Ministry of Energy Generation

HistoryEdit

This government institution was established back in 1967 as the State Committee of Nature Protection. In 1978, it was merged into the All-Union State Committee under the same name centered in Moscow. Following declaration of independence, the state committee was reorganized into the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine. In 1995-2000, the ministry also supervised the nuclear safety as Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety of Ukraine. In 2000, it switched to its current name until 2003 and recovered it again in 2010. In 2003-2010 it was the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine.

On 29 August 2019 the Honcharuk Government merged the ministry into the Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining.[3] But the succeeding Shmyhal Government re-created (the ecology ministry) on 27 May 2020.[4] The new returning post of ecology Minister was filled when Roman Abramovsky was appointed by parliament on 19 June 2020.[2]

StructureEdit

The ministry is headed by minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, first deputy, and other deputies to assist the minister. Ministry elects several state administrations representatives to coordinate operation of selected government companies.

Central BodyEdit

  • Minister
    • State agencies
    • Administration of organizational-analytical support to Minister
    • Control-Revisionary Section
    • Collegiate of Ministry
    • First Deputy
      • Department of State Ecological Policy and International Actions
      • Legal Department
      • Section in relationship with press media and public
      • Administration in property, job security, material-technical and informational support
      • Chief Specialist in Mobilization
      • Division of controls and checks in execution of acts and decrees of higher bodies of state power
      • Division of regime-secret actions
    • Deputy – Head of Central Body
      • Department of Ecological Security
      • Department of Economics and Finances
      • Administration of State Ecological Monitoring
      • Section of state expertise
      • Section of human resources
      • Section of accounting and financial report
      • Division of tender procedures
    • Deputy
      • Department of Conservation Affairs
      • Department in Security of Natural Resources and Eco-Network

State agenciesEdit

Other institutionsEdit

MinistersEdit

List of Ministers of Ecology and Natural ResourcesEdit

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
State Committee in Nature Protection Boris Voltovsky
Dina Protsenko 11 April 1978 3 November 1988
Viktor Filonenko 3 November 1988 1991
Ministry of Environmental Protection Yuriy Shcherbak 19 June 1991
Yuriy Kostenko
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety
Vasyl Shevchuk
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ivan Zayets
Serhiy Kurykin
Vasyl Shevchuk
Serhiy Polyakov
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Pavlo Ihnatenko
Vasyl Dzharty
Heorhiy Filipchuk
Viktor Boiko
Mykola Zlochevsky
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
Eduard Stavytsky
Oleg Proskuryakov
Andriy Mokhnyk
Ihor Shevchenko
Serhiy Kurykin
Hanna Vronska
Ostap Semerak 14 April 2016 29 August 2019
In 2019 Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources was liquidated and merged

List of Ministers of Energy and Environmental ProtectionEdit

Prime-Minister(s) Name Term of Office
Start End
In 2019 Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources merged with Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining
Oleksiy Honcharuk Oleksiy Orzhel 29 August 2019[5] 4 March 2020[6]
Denys Shmyhal Vitaliy Shubin (acting minister) 11 March 2020 16 April 2020
Olha Buslavets (acting minister) 16 April 2020 27 May 2020

List of Ministers of Environmental Protection and Natural ResourcesEdit

Prime-Minister(s) Name Term of Office
Start End
In 2020 the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection merge was undone and the Ministry of Environmental Protection reemerged
Denys Shmyhal Roman Abramovsky 19 June 2020[2] Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of the Ministry. Contact Us". 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Ukraine's parliament backs appointment of new environment minister, UNIAN (19 June 2020)
  3. ^ New Cabinet formed in Ukraine The Rada appointed the new Cabinet: Avakov and Markarova remained (РАДА ПРИЗНАЧИЛА НОВИЙ КАБМІН: АВАКОВ І МАРКАРОВА ЛИШИЛИСЬ), Ukrayinska Pravda (29 August 2019)
  4. ^ Govt backs separation of ecology ministry from Energy and Environmental Protection Ministry, Interfax-Ukraine (27 May 202p)
  5. ^ "UNIAN: Ukraine's new energy minister voices priorities in office". Kyiv Post. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Ukraine's new Cabinet of Ministers".

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