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The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia’s LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre organized an expert meeting within the project: “supporting of Implementation of the 6th national report about the Convention on Biological Diversity”.

The meeting aimed to represent and discuss the working report adopted by the experts.

The project is implementing by the Environmental Information and Education Centre with the financial and technical support of the Global Environmental Fund. Its main objective is to adopt the high-quality report based on the real data which will improve the decision-making process at the national level, in order to accomplish the objectives of the National Strategy and work plan on biological diversity and will facilitate reporting of the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

 
6/17/2019

The National Botanical Garden of Georgia hosted participants of the debates ,,Ecosystem Services or Infrastructure’’ organised by the Environmental Information and Education Centre.

Within the visit, the project participants learnt about the history and importance of the National Botanical Garden and collections presented in the garden and listened to the lecture on plant morphology and plant pests. The participants got acquainted with the process of producing herbarium and the laboratory research methods of pest insects. .

The project - ,, Debates: Ecosystem Services  or Infrastructure’’ was held on May 22 within the International Day for Biological Diversity and there were participating 12 students selected based on the application form.

6/10/2019

Children of Kindergarten N 181 of Tbilisi held an environmental event. After the event, children with their parents and invited people planted a tree.

In order to raise environmental awareness among preschool children, the guidebook,, Preschool Environmental Awareness’’ adopted by the Centre is implementing in all preschool institutions. The guidebook includes the topics about biodiversity protection, waste management and water and energy conservation. The event organized by the Children of Kindergarten N 181 was dedicated to those environmental topics.

 

 
6/7/2019


Within the World Environment Protection day, with the initiative of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, public dialogue,,Reduce Air Pollution with Your Action’’ was held.

During the event, invited people with the specialists in this field discussed air pollutants and air pollution sources as well as their impact on human health and reforms needed to improve ambient air quality.

 

The event was opened by Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture. According to the Minister, environment protection and improvement of the current situation is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia. The country adopts many important activities to improve air quality.

 

,, Environment Protection needs a complex approach. With the right policy, reforms and activities adopted by the country, active involvement of the society is also particularly important to fix the existing challenges related to the environment protection. That is exactly why we are celebrating the World Environment Protection Day with experts, representatives of the media and NGO-s and those people, whose opinion is important and taken into account by the society. In my opinion, common responsibility and general effort will bring us effective results toward environmental protection and improving air quality.

 

At the beginning of the event, Environmental Ombudsman David Morisson, First Deputy Chairperson of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee Zaza Khutsishvili and Head of the  Alliance for Safe Roads Ekaterine Laliashvili addressed as well to the invited people.

 

The Representatives of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture and National Center for Disease Control and Public Health spoke about the air protection policy, adopted reforms and problems caused by air pollution.

 

The Environment Protection Day is celebrated annually on June 5 in the whole world with different activities. The World Environment Protection Day is also actively celebrated in Georgia that aims to raise awareness of the population about the environmental issues and involve them actively in overcoming these challenges.

 

On December 15 in 1971, The UN General Assembly designated 5 June as World Environment Day. With the initiative of the UN,  the UNEP every year choose one environmental issue. For 2019, The main slogan of the World Environment Protection Day is, Reduce Air Pollution with your Action’’.

 
6/6/2019

The “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership” (EUWI+) project, together with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, organises local dialogues on the draft law of Georgia on “Water resources management” and River Basin Management Plan interim results. The local dialogues will take place in Kvareli, Sighnaghi, Telavi, Sagarejo, Bolnisi, Tetritskaro and Tianeti municipalities from 13 to 16 May, 2019. 
Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, with the EUWI+ support, started  developing the Alaziani-Iori and Khrami-Debeda river basin management plans. The plans describes the environmental objectives for the river and the measures to achieve them.
As a continuation of the public consultation process, after the two consultation meetings held at regional level in Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions, public dialogue meetings will be organized at municipal level. Local dialogue will gather municipal representatives and local water stakeholders, as established by the European water framework directive, to seek their views on the future of Alazani/Iori or Khrami-Debeda River waters. 
This public dialogue gives opportunity to allow the diverse perspectives of a range of local representatives to be articulated clearly and in public in order that future programme of measures can better reflect these views, concerns and aspirations and also to improve local authorities’ understanding of their role in the reform of water resources management process. This dialogue is very important and the results will be taken into account for the next steps to develop the river basin plan in order to define objectives, mesures and actions to achieve them. 

A second consultation phase will be organised on the draft River Basin Management Plans and Programme of Measures in 2020.

Context:
Launched in September 2016 for a duration of four years, the EUWI+ project is the EU’s biggest commitment to the water sector in EaP countries. It supports the six partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) to align their legislation with EU policy on water management, with a focus on transboundary rivers. It provides support to the development of a long-term vision of water sector reforms in the Partner Countries. The project is implemented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and an EU Consortium comprising the Austrian Environment Agency (Austria) and the International Office for Water (France).



Background information:
www.euwipluseast.eu
https://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/projects/european-union-water-initiative-plus-eastern-partnership-euwi-4-eap 

Contact Information:
For further information please contact:

Alexandre Darras,
sector Coordinator, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
alexandre.darras@eeas.europa.eu 

Yannick Pochon 
Programme Manager, IoW
y.pochon@oieau.fr   

Zurab Jincharadze 
EUWI+ East Project Representative in Georgia 
zurab.jincharadze@euwipluseast.eu 

Twitter handle: @EUenvironment
                @EUinGeorgia

5/10/2019

The Educational Course-Environmental Manager has started in the Environmental Information and Education Centre. The Director of the centre, Tamar Aladashvili addressed the participants and wished them a successful studying process.

 

This course gives an opportunity to the companies to have a qualified and retrained environmental manager suitable for the modern standards, who will be able to develop/implement a waste management plan for the company and to control the environmental performance  according to the Georgian legislative requirements.

 

The educational course is managed by the highly experienced specialists in the field and the candidates presented by private companies as well as any other interested persons can participate in the education course.

 
4/17/2019

 

In order to promote Environmental Education in pre-schools, the representatives of the Environmental Information and Education Centre held  trainings for pre-school educators and methodologists from Sachkhere and Chiatura Municipalities.

 

The textbook Pre-school Environmental Education was  adopted within the school readiness program, which includes the theoretical issues and practical exercises suitable for the age. It unites three environmental topics: biodiversity around us, water and ground conservation and waste management.

 

The textbook is already implemented in Tbilisi Municipality, Kakheti, Guria, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida and Kvemo Kartli regions and actually is implementing in Imereti and Samtskhe-Javakheti.

 

Until the end of 2019, the textbook Pre-school Environmental Education will be implemented in the whole country.

 
4/16/2019

In order to promote environmental education in pre-schools, the representatives of the Environmental Information and Education Centre held  trainings for pre-school educators and methodologists in Terjola and Tkibuli Municipalities.

 

The textbook Pre-school Environmental Education was adopted within the school readiness program, which includes the theoretical issues and practical exercises suitable for the age. It unites three environmental topics: biodiversity around us, water and ground conservation and waste management.

 

The textbook is already implemented in Tbilisi Municipality, Kakheti, Guria, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida and Kvemo Kartli regions and actually is implementing in Imereti and Samtskhe-Javakheti.

 

Until the end of 2019, the textbook Pre-school Environmental Education will be implemented in the whole country.

 

4/12/2019

Georgian Learning School ,,GLC’’ students visited the Environmental Information and Education Centre. The representatives of the centre held the seminar on the elements of the environment and different liaisons between them.

 

The students learnt about the existent food chain between living organisms and their habitats and got involved in the different games.

 

The Environmental Information and Education Centre works actively to promote environmental education and to popularize environmental issues and for this aim, the centre very often holds the meetings with the school students about the different environmental topics.

 
 
4/8/2019

გარემოსდაცვითი ინფორმაციისა და განათლების ცენტრის წარმომადგენლები 182-ე სკოლის მოსწავლეებს შეხვდნენ. ლექციის ფარგლებში ცენტრის წარმომადგენელმა ისაუბრა ისეთ თემებზე, როგორიცაა: დედამიწის წარმოშობისა და გნვითარების ისტორია და პლანეტის თანამედროვე გამოწვევები. ლექციის დასასრულს მოსწავლეებმა არსებული პრობლემების მოსაგვარებლად საკუთარი მოსაზრებები წარმოადგინეს.

 

გარემოსდაცვითი ინფორმაციისა და განათლების ცენტრი, რომლის ერთ-ერთი მთავარი მიზანი ქვეყანაში გარემოსდაცვითი განათლების ხელშეწყობა და პოპულარიზაციაა, მსგავსი ტიპის შეხვედრებს სკოლის მოსწავლებთან შემდგომშიც გააგრძელებს.

4/5/2019

გარემოს დაცვისა და სოფლის მეურნეობის სამინისტროს სსიპ გარემოსდაცვითი ინფორმაციისა და განათლების ცენტრის ორგანიზებით სასტუმრო რუმსში “პროექტის “ბიოლოგიური მრავალფეროვნების შესახებ კონვენციის მე-6 ეროვნული ანგარიშის შემუშავების ხელშეწყობის” ფარგლებში საკოორდინაციო საბჭოს შეხვედრა გაიმართა.

საქართველო ბიოლოგიური მრავალფეროვნების კონვენციას 1994 წელს შეუერთდა. სწორედ, კონვენციის 26-ე მუხლი ავადებულებს მხარეებს განსაზღვრული პერიოდულობით, მოამზადოს, ქვეყანაში კონვენციის დანერგვის მდგომარეობის ამსახველი ანგარიშები.

შეხვედრა, რომელიც გარემოს დაცვისა და სოფლის მეურნეობის მინისტრის მოადგილემ იური ნოზაძემ გახსნა,  მიზნად ისახავდა ანგარიშის მომზადების პროცესების შესახებ საკოორდინაციო საბჭოს ინფორმირებას შემდგომი თანამშრომლობისთვის.

პროექტს გარემოსდაცვითი ინფორმაციისა და განათლების ცენტრი, გლობალური გარემოსდაცვითი ფონდის (GEF) ფინანსური და ტექნიკური მხარდაჭერით ახორციელებს. ის მიზანად ისახავს  მაღალი ხარისხის, მონაცემებზე დაფუძნებული ანგარიშის შემუშავებას, რომელიც გააუმჯობესებს, ბიომრავალფეროვნების ეროვნული სტრატეგიის და სამოქმედო გეგმის შესასრულებლად, ეროვნულ დონეზე გადაწყვეტილებების მიღების პროცესს და ხელს შეუწყობს ბიომრავალფეროვნების აიჩი  მიზნების (Aichi Biodiversity Targets) მიღწევის ანგარიშგებას.

4/5/2019

In order to celebrate the largest environmental campaign ,, Earth Hour’’, sports competitions were held on Lisi Lake. Within these activities, bicycle race and a marathon run of 6 km were organized. In these competitions, like volunteers and representatives of the non-governmental and private sector, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture was participating as well. During the event, the Minister addressed participants and spoke about the importance of eco-friendly transport and environmental awareness raising of the society.

 

The participants of the competitions were gifted with Souvenir T-shirts and certificates and the winners were rewarded with prizes and vouchers from the partner organizations: Careffour, Sante, Georgian Unique Wine and Didgori.

 

Earth hour is the annual event for protecting our planet which is held every last Saturday of March. This day, millions of people refuse the use of electrical energy. The central objective of the campaign is to inform society about climate change, raise environmental awareness and responsibility, evaluate our actions and make them into the useful activities for the environment.

 

The sports competitions were organized by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and the Georgian Corporative Sports Federation with the help of the World Wide Fund for Nature, CENN and Austrian Development Cooperation.

 
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