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News from Georgia >>

EU programme equips Georgian civil society with tools to advocate for rural development

Around 30 representatives of regional civil society organisations (CSOs) from Georgia met in the countrys capital Tbilisi on 7 December for an interactive seminar on rural development advocacy. This was the final in a series of training  More>>

EU reviews results after four years of support to agriculture in Georgia
the EU Delegation to Georgia announced a third phase of the EUs assistance to the countrys agricultural sector. This assistance will be provided through the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)  More>>

Minister of Economy Attends New Hydro Power Plant Construction Launch
The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, First Vice Premier Dimitry Kumshishvili, attended the launch of construction of a new hydro power plant on December 15, placing a symbolic capsule near the site of the  More>>

EU-supported software to help monitor local food market prices in Georgia
Georgian farmers and policymakers now have a new and innovative tool at their fingertips. A new data source will allow Georgians to monitor local prices for up to one hundred agricultural and food products in markets throughout the country  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

FAO, Ministry of Agriculture launch CountrySTAT platform in Azerbaijan
The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched today the CountrySTAT platform in Azerbaijan, which is an innovative tool for sharing agriculture and food security information  More>>

Residents of Azerbaijani agro-parks get investment privileges of 350M manats
The total value of the investment promotion documents issued for the agro-parks being created in Azerbaijan exceeds 350 million manats, Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Niyazi Safarov said at an event in Baku on Dec. 6.  More>>

The role of Civil Society Organizations is welcomed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan
A panel discussion was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development (NCCSD) together with the UN System. The topic of the event was dedicated to the role of civil society in achieving the 17  More>>

News from Armenia >>

Armenian capital Yerevan to become greener and more energy efficient
Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, will become a greener and more energy-efficient place thanks to the 7 million in funding provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the framework of the EU-supported Eastern Europe Energy   More>>

New aquaculture system in Armenia reduces groundwater consumption
A model fish-production farm that uses new, water-saving production methods is being inaugurated today in Sayat-Nova, in Armenias Ararat province. The new installation was made possible by an FAO project and a public private-partnership  More>>

State Budget Funds Designed for Cleaning Flooded Littoral Areas in Lake Sevan Annually Reduced
The state budget funds allotted for the cleaning of littoral flooded forests areas in Lake Save have been reduced twice, if to compare the figures of 2015 with 2017. Over this period of tima, a total of 300.33 ha forest-covered area has been  More>>

International News >>

With resource use expected to double by 2050, better natural resource use essential for a pollution-free planet
Extraction of material resources biomass, fossil fuels and non-metallic minerals from the Earth could reach 88.6 billion tonnes in 2017, or three times that used in 1970, according to estimates from the International Resource Panel.  More>>

UN Environment and BNP Paribas Mobilise USD 10 Billion for Sustainable Projects by 2025
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and BNP Paribas today signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development  More>>

Global Covenant of Mayors and World Bank Announce Partnership for Cities Executing Aggressive Climate Action Programs
During the One Planet Summit in Paris, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and World Bank Group, the worlds largest multilateral development bank, announced a new partnership to provide technical and financial assistance  More>>

Energy efficiency in Eastern Partnership municipalities discussed at EU regional conference in Belarus
The importance of energy efficiency measures for municipalities and existing EU opportunities in this regard were discussed at the regional conference Covenant of Mayors: joint actions in the field of climate and energy on 13-14 December  More>>

News From CENN >>

A Large-scale Environmental Campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful, Goes on
On December 1, 12:00, the area of Krtsanisi Park was cleaned up within Keep Georgia Beautiful, a large-scale environmental campaign. CENN has taken responsibility for maintenance of cleanliness of the area  More>>

It is time for Christmas Flea Markets
Waste Management Technology in Regions, phase II, WMTR II, participated at IWA Winter Fair for the very first time in the venue of Radisson Blu Hotel on December 2, Saturday.  More>>

Mission Director visits Zugo Ltd
On 6 December 2017, USAID/Georgia Mission Director Douglas Ball visited Zugo Ltd., a plastic bag recycling company in Batumi, which is one of WMTR beneficiaries. Mr. Ball observed and evaluated the operating process of the enterprise.  More>>

Keep Georgia Beautiful Already in Gori Now
The surroundings of Gorijvari Monastery were cleaned on December 12 in the scope of a large-scale environmental campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful. Sports Schools Association of Gori Municipality, a non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity  More>>

Fire-Stricken Borjomi Valley in Anticipation of a Disaster
The risks of natural disasters could double in spring of 2018. Specialists predict an alarming situation and state that immediate measures are to be taken in order to avoid the anticipated disasters. In 2010, village Daba barely survived  More>>

Christmas Competition, My Christmas Tree, Came to a Close
Receipt of materials created by participants of My Christmas Tree competition organized by Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) came to a close.  More>>

The LAG Members in Keda Municipality are getting ready for the Elections
On December 12, 2017 CENN together with its partner organization Institute of Democracy organized a meeting with LAG members. The aim of the meeting was to present the pre-election programs developed by the LAG Board  More>>

Exhibition of Hand-Made Christmas Trees and Accessories in Telavi
On December 15, an exhibition of Christmas accessories made by the participants of WMTR II program competition, My Christmas Tree was held at Public School #2 of Telavi. Not only had the participants and guests the opportunity  More>>

CENN Statement On Government Reaction to Forrest Felling
On 21 December 2017, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili named illegal wood production as one of the most important challenges. He also noted that the Government of Georgia recognizes this challenge and condemns such acts  More>>

News from the GEF >>

GEF CEO: double support for sustainable cities proposed
At the One Planet Summit in Paris today, Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, proposed an increase in GEFs support for sustainable cities.  More>>





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