Sofia’s perspective on this blog

The role of international, as well as local companies in environmental degradation in Armenia has been in the center of my attention for some time. Campaigning with other concerned people, as well as writing articles on this issue allowed me to dig deeper into the subject and find out that Armenia is only one of many countries where foreign/local private investments not only bring something positive, like employment, but also something negative, like environmental degradation. Studying at the University of Essex was beneficial in many senses, including for meeting students and professors concerned about the private sector’s role in degradation of environment, labour conditions, property rights. (more…)