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LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre (EIEC) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) has organized trainings on medical first aid, for guides, rangers and visitor-service specialists of the administration staff of Martvili and Okatse Canyons.
 
The training course covered timely provision of required medical first aid in various emergency situations and had been developed according to the most up-to date international standards.
 
Training conducted by Mr. Konstantine Chutkerashvili, who is Director of the Anatomical Research Center at Tbilisi State Medical University and a certified trainer in neurosurgery and First Aid. The course provided both, theoretical and practical training in multifunctional training mannequins and simulators. The course also focused on the rangers’ work specific issues and covered provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and hemostasis in the field conditions, immediate assistance in case of craniospinal injuries, insect and reptile stings and bites and safe transportation.
 
Within the training course, which was held for guides, rangers and visitor-service specialists of Imereti Caves Protected Areas - Sataplia and Prometheus, as well as Martvili and Okatse Canyons administrations, a total of 60 staff members were trained. The aim of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the protected areas representatives in the direction of first aid.  Aforementioned training is important for increasing the qualification of the staff and therefore ensuring the safety of the visitors. It is worth mention, number of visitors of the protected areas reached 1,200,000 last year.
 
One of the main direction of the LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre (EIEC) is to strengthen the capacity of the staff of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA), also to improve their qualifications and retrain them in various fields, which will contribute to the successful performance of their activities and duties.
 

8/7/2020
LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre (EIEC) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) is implementing a project to support wine producers all over Georgia. The project  which envisages organization of various trainings aims at capability building of the winemakers.
 
A meeting on "Wines and Quality of Origin" was held with the winemakers from the Ateni Gorge, Shida Kartli region, in the framework of the before mentioned project. Ms. Khatia Tsilosani, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, stressed out the availability of the certified vine seedlings and the financial incentives. Mr. Nugzar Samkhardze, the Deputy State Attorney in Shida Kartli talked about unique endemic species of grapevines of Shida Kartli and their popularization, also contributing to the development of tourism in the region.
 
The representatives of the National Food Agency and and National Wine Agencyof the Agricultural Research Center of the MEPA, discussed the whole process from the developmentand maintenance of the vineyard to the final product. Local winemakers, who produce wine “Atenuri”, received detailed information from MEPA representatives about the Atenuri micro zone characteristics, the technological potentials of the species, cellar hygiene and equipment, diseases, labeling, storage conditions, certification and export.
 
At the end of the event, presentation of Kartli grape species grown on the base of the Agricultural Scientific Research Center and wine tasting was held.
The meeting in the Ateni Gorge was attended by the representatives of more than 20 local wine companies.

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8/7/2020
The competition “Take Care of the Environment and Win” announced on May 22,  International Day of Biological Diversity has ended today, June 5, World Environment Day.

The eco contest organized by the organization “Let’s Protect the Cleanness of Georgia” was aiming at involving schoolchildren and their families in the different environmental activities, in the framework of which participants were requested to create messages and materials related to the environment protection. 160 schoolchildren across the whole country participated in the contest and they created various works of different types with the involvement of their family members.

The best works of the competition were nominated by the jury consisted of the representatives of LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport of Georgia, Waste Management Company, non-governmental environmental organizations - The Greens Movement of Georgia, CENN, Orkisi and Let’s Protect the Cleanness of Georgia. Three winners nominated by the jury will be awarded eco-friendly prizes.
 
6/5/2020
With the joint organization of LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre and the EU, World Environment Day has been celebrated in Georgia. Within the celebration of this day, the informational campaign “Green Week” has been held to raise public awareness.
 
As part of the campaign, “Green Lesson” on the importance of biodiversity, its main threats and
challenges has been conducted by Mariam Archuadze, the representative of the EIEC .
 
Within the framework of the campaign, artist-caricaturist Zaal Sulakauri held drawing lesson for children “ How to Drow Biodiversity” in which schoolchildren learnt the secrets of drawing different important species.
 
As part of the “Green Week”, webinar – “Biodiversity and Climate Change” has been conducted led by
Kakha Artsivadze, a biodiversity expert.
 
Within the framework of “Green Week”, a social campaign was also planned, during which the 52 Green Tips” about how to live a “greener”, cleaner, healthier, smarter and more environmentally friendly life. On the social network, informational videos about sustainable waste management, eco-facts and online quiz on biodiversity were also posted.
 
6/5/2020

On 29 January 2020, within the framework of the EU funded project “Support to the implementation of the environmental provisions of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement” a consultation workshop on the development of National Biodiversity monitoring (NBMS) system was held in Tbilisi. The event was organized, jointly together with the Forestry and Biodiversity Department of MEPA.

The meeting was attended by different institutions including the NGO “Nacres”, the NGO “Sabuko”, World Bank, GIZ and Caucasus Nature Fund and the participants shared information and practical experience.

During the workshop, experts from Georgia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Romania shared their experiences on best practices and suggestions for the development of NBMS in Georgia.

At the meeting, it was underlined the importance of a cooperative approach and sharing of data for the development of the biodiversity monitoring system.

The year 2020 is a very important year for Georgia since it has to prepare national legislation for updating the NBMS.

The project will help Georgia implement environmental commitments included in the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, protect nature, decrease pollution and improve the quality of the air. Implementing partner of the project is a consortium led by TRANSTEC.

1/30/2020

Public discussion of the National Report on the State of the Environment 2014-2017 implemented by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture was organized by the Environmental Information and Education Centre with the support of GIZ.

The meeting was opened by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Nino Tandilashvili who thanked the audience for their participation in the public discussion and spoke to them about the importance of elaboration of the National Report on the State of the Environment and the involvement of the society in this process. 

The public discussion was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Defence, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, experts and other stakeholders. 

Within the meeting, the draft of the national report was presented to the attendees after that the public discussion continued in the discussion format and the participants expressed their views and comments regarding the project.

The National Report is a summary of the information on the state of the environment, which is produced every four years and aims to inform decision-makers and society about the state of Georgia's environment. Several chapters of the national report project were developed with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the US Agency for International Development.

The National Report covers such directions as the state of elements of the environment, other important environmental issues and risks, the impact of the economic sector on the environment and environmental governance.

 

 
10/23/2019

LEPL “Environmental Information and Education Centre” organized a presentation for the interested people of the policy document "the Strategy and Action Plan of Education for Sustainable Development".
Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Nino Tandilashvili addressed to the participants of the meeting and spoke about the role of environmental education to reach sustainable development in the global and national context. 
The meeting was attended by representatives of Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, departments of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and Education, Science and Culture Committees.
During the meeting, Director of the Environmental Information and Education Centre Tamar Aladashvili presented the document to the attendees and the project expert Tea Siprashvili introduced the action plan of the strategy to them.
Participants of the meeting expressed their opinions and comments regarding the above-mentioned document and agreed on future cooperation. 
The policy document "Strategy and Action Plan of Education for Sustainable Development'' is implemented by the Environmental Information and Education Centre with the financial support of GIZ.

10/21/2019

Within the Environmental Education week, different informational meetings were organized for the school students by the Environmental Information and Education Centre.

The Environmental Education week was opened by the awareness-raising event about the disasters risk reduction and early warning and various fan activities in Tbilisi Zoo. Within the Environmental Education Week, representatives of the centre and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture met up to 300 students of public and private schools from Tbilisi and regions. The meetings included the following topics: human environmental rights, climate change, threats to biodiversity, waste management and ambient air protection policy.

The Environmental Education week that aims to raise awareness of the society regarding the environmental issues was established during the world's first intergovernmental conference on environmental education. The first intergovernmental conference on environmental education was held on October 14, 1977, in Tbilisi by UNESCO and UNEP and defined the role of education to solve environmental problems.

Environmental education is complex teaching that builds environmental awareness, values and skills in the society. Its main purpose is to study the impact of human actions on the environment and find measures to solve environmental problems and to preserve, protect and improve the natural environment.

 

10/18/2019

From 21 to 23 October 2019, three information and consultation workshops will be held in the municipalities of Zugdidi, Tsageri and Ambrolauri discussing the development of management plans for the Emerald Network sites ‘Samegrelo 2’, ‘Ratcha-Lechkhumi’, and ‘Svaneti-Ratcha’.

The goal of the workshops is to inform local authorities about these sites, which are areas of special conservation interest, home to protected species and habitats. The workshops also mark the beginning of establishing cooperation activities with local communities to sustainably develop the areas. Experts will share knowledge and expertise on socio-economic impacts of biodiversity conservation, including on how to increase the value of traditional products, eco-tourism, etc.  

It is noted, that all three sites are especially rich in forest habitats and grassland, many of which were insufficiently covered by or were completely absent from the country’s Emerald Network before.  Mammals such as bear, wolf and lynx as well as river otter and many bat species are found at all three sites. These Emerald sites can significantly contribute to maintaining the so-called ‘favourable conservation status’ of key large mammal populations.

Participants at the workshops include representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the National Forestry Agency, the Mayors of Zugdidi, Tsageri, Ambrolauri, Oni, Mestia, Chckorotskhu, Martvili, Khoni, Lentekhi municipalities and other local participants who will discuss concrete conservations activities and cooperation possibilities for the longer term.

The Emerald Network development in Georgia
Development of the Emerald Network is an important international tool for the implementation of the 1979 Bern Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats. In 2009, Georgia joined the Convention, bringing the country’s obligations regarding the conservation of wildlife species and habitats in line with those in the EU and other countries. Currently, Georgia has adopted 39 Emerald sites, has 7 candidate sites and 12 proposed sites. Three of the 39 sites should have their management plans in place by 2023, the remaining 36 designated sites by 2024.

The workshops are organised in the framework of the EU-funded project "Support to implementation of the environmental provisions of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement" in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture’s Environmental Information and Education Center. Through implementation of environmental commitments included in the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, the project is helping to better protect Georgian nature, decrease pollution and improve the quality of the air.

For more information:
Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
Mr. Tamriko Mikadze, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
E-mail: Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu
 
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
Ms. Mariam Sulkhanishvilli, National Focal Point of the Bern Convention
E-mail: Mariam.sulkhanishvili@mepa.gov.ge
 
Project Office at the MEPA                                         
Mr. Robert Bakx, Project Leader. E-mail: bakxrc@hotmail.com
 
10/17/2019

LEPL Environmental Information and Education Center of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia continues its information campaign on “Environmental Democracy - Human Rights and Responsibilities”.

 

Within the campaign, the training was held in Ozurgeti Municipality and was attended by representatives of the public sector, non-governmental organizations and media sector of Guria Region as well as the public schools' directors from the Guria municipalities. The training participants received information about the fulfilment of obligations under the Aarhus Convention and the importance of human environmental rights and access to environmental information. 

 

The above-mentioned trainings aim to facilitate the implementation of the obligations under the Aarhus Convention. The Aarhus Convention which Georgia joined in 2001, obliges the signatory countries to ensure access to environmental information, public participation in the decision-making process and access to justice in this field. 
 

The Environmental Information and Education Center will continue trainings on human environmental  rights and will cover the whole country by the end of the year.

 
10/16/2019

Legal Entity of Public Law - Environmental Information and Education Centre of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia continues an informational campaign that intends to hold trainings ,, Environmental Democracy - human rights and responsibilities’’ in the whole country. 

Within the campaign, head of the Education Projects Service of the centre Lasha Lobjanidze visited the Bulachauri’s Green Camp organized by CENN where he met the participant students of the Ecocamp with the representatives of the centre and spoke to them about the implementation of the responsibilities imposed by the Aarhus Convention and the role of human environmental rights and accessibility on the environmental information.  

The above-mentioned trainings aim to facilitate the implementation of the obligations under the Aarhus Convention. The Aarhus Convention which Georgia joined in 2001, obliges the signatory countries to ensure access to environmental information, public participation in the decision-making process and access to justice in this field.

 
10/2/2019

The Environmental Information and Education Centre continues to implement the textbook  ,,Pre-school Environmental Education’’ in the whole country to promote environmental education. With this purpose, the representatives of the centre trained preschool teachers and methodists in Racha-lechkhumi Kvemo Svaneti region and provided them with the educational resources.
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. This manual unites three environmental topics: biodiversity around us, water and ground conservation and waste management.
The textbook has already implemented in Tbilisi Municipality, Kakheti, Guria, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Imereti regions. Until the end of 2019 the textbook will be implemented in the whole country.

 

 
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