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“Together for Better Environment” - EU and MEPA launch Green Week information campaign in Georgia

31/05/2020 - 22:00
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On June 2, 2020 the EU in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia is launching the Green Week Campaign under the slogan “Together for Better Environment”.

 
“Team Europe is standing very close to Georgia to support socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. During this period, we will also continue working with Georgian authorities to protect the wonderful environment of Georgia and make sure that biodiversity is protected. We will also together continue pursuing this green reform which has started to make Georgian economy more circular and more sustainable as we are fully convinced that this is also a key asset for future growth and job creation,”- noted Alexandre Darras, Team Leader on Connectivity, Energy, Environment & Climate Change at the EU Delegation to Georgia
The campaign will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.
 
“Every year, June 5 – the World Environment Day – consolidates general public, civil society and governments to take measures to overcome the challenges that our planet is facing. This year the world is consolidating around the importance of the nature and biodiversity. It is our duty to protect our nature, its unique diversity and all living organisms for the sustainable development of our future generations. It is important, that we all work together for the better future of the planet and the people” – stated Nino Tandilashvili, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.
 
From June 2 to June 8, the Green Week information campaign will focus on children, youth and the general public and highlight the importance of the environment on us and our health, and underline the key role we all play in protecting it. The campaign will center around 52 tips everyone can make to protect the environment, eco facts, and providing information on EU support to environment protection in Georgia.  Information will be provided on national TV programmes, as well as online on the Facebook page of the EU Delegation to Georgia. 
 
World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. 
 
In 2020, the theme of the World Environment Day is biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. The variety of life on Earth, its biological diversity is commonly referred to as biodiversity.
 
Declining biodiversity is a concern for many reasons. The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.  Biodiversity involves 8 million plant and animal species, the ecosystems that house them, and the genetic diversity among them.
 
The EU is a global leader in environmental protection. Environment also represents one of the key priority areas of EU support in Georgia. 
 
In Georgia, the EU is working together with the authorities on the issues related to the protection ofbiodiversity, improvement of waste management, better management of water resources, development of circular economy. 
 
The EU-supported projects in Georgia have been working on the development of natural parks, improvement or air quality, unlocking opportunities for greener growth, improving waste management and water infrastructure, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts. Numerous infrastructure investments have been made with EU-funding in the sectors of Water Supply and Sanitation, Waste management and development of eco-friendly transports.
 
To follow the Green week activities, visit:
 
For more information, please contact:
Tamriko Mikadze
Press and Information Officer
Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
 
Nana Chinchilakashvili
Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia
 
Inga Nikagosian
EU4Georgia III Strategic Communication Lead
+995 577 293979
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