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On 5 June the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia marked World Environment Day in Tbilisi with several outreach activities.
Ambassador Janos Herman spoke at public event organised by the Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads: "I encourage all of us to take action for protecting our environment. One step is to make our cars greener", he stated on his Twitter account.
Furthermore, Alvaro Ortega Aparicio from the Delegation of the European Union participated in a public lecture at Ilia State University, which was organised by the EU funded project "Strengthening sustainable management of forests in Georgia". Students enjoyed an innovative and engaging event presenting good practice cases for combatting illegal forest activities and promoting environmental education.
The European Union and Georgia: Together for Environment
The European Union supports environmental action in Georgia to ensure a better quality of life and a stronger economy. Protecting, preserving and improving the environment is essential for present and future generations. Georgia, like other countries in the region, faces difficult challenges in air pollution, ensuring a clean and safe water supply and sustainable waste management. The European Union is working together with Georgia to tackle climate change and to ensure a better quality of life for Georgian citizens through the development of better environmental policies and greener investments in the modernisation of the social and technical infrastructure in cities.
This factsheet shows how the EU and Georgia work together for better environmental policies and greener investments, delivering healthier lives for citizens, stronger ecosystems, and more sustainable development.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day recurs every year on 5 June and is the main occasion for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.