Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

EU launches 3 new environmental projects in Georgia

24/04/2019 - 09:27
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The European Union is working together with Georgian authorities to improve the environment and tackle the issue of climate change – both on national and the local level.

These days, the EU is launching three new projects in the sector of environment protection and climate change in Georgia. They come in addition to the numerous actions already supported by the EU in Georgia and focus on: rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation systems, construction of modern landfills, fight against industrial pollution, protection of forests, health protection through improved environment as well as other important issues.

The launch of three environmental projects is a testimony of the EU's front-runner role in the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change. These new initiatives will help Georgia fulfill its international commitments in the sectors of Environment and Climate Change and will help to better protect the environment and the health of citizens.

Protection of Georgian Environment

The first new project is called Support to implementation of the environmental provisions of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. This new project will help Georgia implement environmental commitments included in the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and will help better protect Georgian nature, decrease pollution and improve the quality of the air.
Implementing partner: Consortium led by TRANSTEC.

Climate Change

The second new project is the project EU4Climate which will be implemented by the UNDP. This new project is bringing together Georgia and other partners of the Eastern Partnership to tackle Climate Change. This new project will help Georgia lower its greenhouse gas emissions and fulfil its commitments under the Paris Agreement. It will help mitigate climate change and limit its negative impacts on the environment and the life of people.
Implementing partner: United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Environmental Well-being

The last new project is the project EU4Environment which will be implemented by the OECD. This new project is bringing together Georgia and other partners of the Eastern Partnership and will help preserve natural capital and increase people's environmental well-being by supporting environment-related action, unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts.
Implementing partner: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).


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