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Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Gardabani Municipality.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.
During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.
The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.
Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/16/2019

The representative of the Environmental Information and Education Centre met the participants of the Ecocamp organized by CENN in Kachreti and spoke about the ambient air policy.

The essential part of the meeting was dedicated to important issues such as the ambient air quality in the capital city and regions, main pollutants and on-going and planned events towards improving air quality.

The meeting was continued in the interactive format after which the participants expressed their opinions on the measures needed for improving air quality.

At the end of the meeting, the participants got acquainted with the ambient air quality portal - air.gov.ge and instruction for its use.

The Environmental Information and Education Centre continues to hold lectures and meetings concerning the ambient air quality which aims to provide reliable information for the interested people about the ambient air quality protection policy, sources of pollution and impact of air quality on human health.



 
8/11/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held informational meetings to raise awareness of the local community in Rustavi and Kvareli Municipalities.
The first part of the meetings was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.
During the discussions, problematic issues related to the municipalities were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.
The participants of the meetings were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.
Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/10/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Sagarejo and Telavi Municipalities.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.
During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.
The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.
Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/9/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Akhmeta Municipality.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.
During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.
The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.
Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/6/2019

 

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Lagodekhi and Gurjaani Municipalities.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.
During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.
The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.
Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/5/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Sighnaghi Municipality.

 

The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.

 

During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.

The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.

 

Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/2/2019

Participants of The CENN Ecocamp ,,Water and Human Rights’’ visited the Environmental Information and Education Centre.

 

The Director of the centre Tamar Aladashvili met the guests and presented the activities of the centre to them. The second part of the meeting was dedicated to environmental human rights as part of which, the participants heard presentations on the Aarhus Convention and Sustainable Development. They got acquainted with the main principles of the convention, rules and terms for requesting public information.

 

At the end of the meeting, the discussion was held with the participation of Mariam Tsikaradze, favourite eco-speaker of the centre from the Niko Ketskhoveli School Awards and the participants of the meeting discussed the opportunities for use of the obtained information.

 

The Environmental Information and Education Centre, whose one of the main objectives is to support and popularize environmental education in the country, will continue to hold similar meetings with the young people interested in environmental issues in the future. 

 
 
8/1/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting in Dedoplistskaro Municipality to raise awareness of the local community.

 

The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.

 

During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.

 

The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.

 

Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 

7/25/2019

An opening of the new student program "Green Economics School" was held in Bulachauri Green Center with the cooperation of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture and CENN. The program aims to connect the university resources with the ongoing state and international economic programs.

The Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Gela Khanishvili addressed to the students, lecturers from different universities and invited guests who emphasised the funding opportunities for students participating in the program as part of the ongoing initiatives for supporting small business and local economic development.   

In this program, there are participating 20 students selected through the contest from six universities of Georgia who will be trained and sent to the regions of Georgia to develop family, private, community, municipal, or national models of forest use.

The Director of CENN Nana Janashia announced that the projects submitted for piloting will be funded through the program and implemented with the direct participation of students.

The Environmental Information and Education Centre, National Forestry Agency and universities signed a memorandum of multilateral cooperation with CENN to achieve the sustainable development goals and the objectives of the rural development strategy and support,,Green Economics School’’.

The program is initiated within the project,, Sustainable Forest Management for Rural Development’’ implemented with the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation.

 
7/24/2019

The representatives of the Environmental Information and Education Centre held lectures for the students of the summer school organized by Marneuli N2 public school. The Summer School, which is held regularly since 2017, is mostly represented by the ethnic minorities. In 2019, the school was dedicated to environmental problems along with the other important issues. 

 

During two days, using theoretical and practical activities, the representatives of the centre were providing information for schoolchildren about the important issues such as general environmental problems, desertification and soil degradation, ambient air pollution, waste management and the importance of biodiversity. 

 

According to the specificity of the season and the municipality, an interactive lecture-seminar on reptiles was also held for schoolchildren. They received information about the importance of the reptiles, their behaviour, and the species of the snakes distributed in Georgia. The schoolchildren were also provided with information brochures in which the recommended and non-recommended rules of behaviour  with reptiles are represented in details.

 
7/23/2019

According to the Waste Management Code, the companies that annually produce more than 200 tonnes of non-hazardous waste or more than 1 000 tonnes of inert waste, or any amount of hazardous waste, shall have an environmental manager, who will be responsible for taking appropriate measures for the safe management of hazardous waste.

With the initiative of the Environmental Information and Education Centre, there was worked out an appropriate program for the environmental managers, which includes all the existing requirements in the waste management field. The candidates presented by private companies as well as any other interested persons can participate in the educational course.
The training course managed by the highly experienced specialists allows the companies to have a qualified environmental manager retrained to meet the legislative requirements and modern standards.

The Environmental Information and Education Centre has already retrained 364 persons and 80% of them are working as environmental managers.

 
7/22/2019
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