EVERLEGAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Professional Association of Environmentalists of the World (PAEW)

11.06.2024 327

EVERLEGAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Professional Association of Environmentalists of the World (PAEW)

EVERLEGAL is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Professional Association of Environmentalists of the World (PAEW). This cooperation is aimed at supporting environmental transformation and training of highly qualified personnel for the green reconstruction of Ukraine.

PAEW is an international non-governmental organisation that unites more than 7,000 environmentalists, providing professional development and exchange of experience among specialists from around the world. PAEW's goal is to create tools for environmental transformation in all areas and industries.

The war in Ukraine has resulted in large-scale human losses, a humanitarian crisis, economic disruption and significant negative environmental impacts. Soil, air and water pollution, forest fires and ecosystem destruction have become an inherent reality. Given these challenges, it is important to prepare for Ukraine's reconstruction based on the best international practices and principles.

"Ukraine has a chance to become a leader of green transformations by implementing the European Green Deal. To do this, it is necessary to have not only strategies, but also qualified personnel capable of implementing these strategies in practice.’ - Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi, Partner at EVERLEGAL.

As part of the all-Ukrainian study ‘Green Managers: Personnel for the Green Reconstruction of Ukraine’ initiated by PAEW, the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful green transformation were identified. The study showed that training of lawyers and professional development of employees of state bodies, local governments, law enforcement agencies and judges is critical.

As part of the Memorandum, EVERLEGAL and PAEW established the Environmental Law Institute with the following priority tasks:

  • Preparation of proposals for amendments to the curricula of the Environmental Law discipline and their submission to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and higher education institutions.
  • Development of a special course for students with the involvement of practitioners to provide practical skills in the field of environmental law.
  • Developing lectures for local government representatives to improve the efficiency of exercising their powers in the field of environmental protection and green reconstruction.
  • Development of a training course for representatives of state supervisory authorities with the involvement of environmental practitioners, scientists and lawyers.


Quality education is a key aspect of the development of every modern person. That is why this cooperation is of targeted importance for EVERLEGAL, as it is a direct contribution to systemic changes to improve the educational process and overcome the personnel crisis in Ukraine, and is another step towards achieving the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals, namely 

  • Goal 4: Quality education

The Green Managers project is being implemented at the initiative of PAEW with the support of UNDP Ukraine / UNDP in Ukraine. Cooperation with EVERLEGAL will contribute to the formation of a strong legal human resource capacity necessary for the environmental transformation of Ukraine.



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