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    March 19, 2018
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News from Georgia >>

The green shoots of growth in Georgia: hydroponic farming with EU support

Growing Georgian vegetables by employing the latest European technologies ľ this is the motto of one Georgian enterprise which has benefited from EU support and seen production and profits soar as a result.  More>>

Georgian milk producers learn from Italy and the United States
Georgia, as part of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), is open to imported dairy products from the European Union (EU), but is unable to export dairy products to the EU because of food safety and milk quality concerns  More>>

Georgia cooperates with FAO for more sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
The letter of agreement was signed for Georgia by Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili. FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources Maria Helena Semedo signed for FAO, on behalf of the General  More>>

Training to help Georgian farmers understand EU food safety and quality standards
A training seminar organised this week in the Georgian capital Tbilisi focused on increasing awareness of food safety and quality standards, including relevant information for farmers, farmer groups and cooperatives, in the context of Georgiaĺs  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

EU mission to help Azerbaijan monitor and evaluate agricultural policies
An expert from Croatia will visit Azerbaijan on 12-16 February to help the country improve its current system of monitoring and assessing the results of agricultural policies. The mission is being organised by TAIEX  More>>

First time in Azerbaijan: Journalism and Sustainable Development Goals
UNDP launched a training course on Journalism and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which brings together nearly 70 media representatives, bloggers, vloggers and independent writers. The purpose of the one-day event is to develop  More>>

UN agencies support policy engagement on sustainable development in Azerbaijan
A national stakeholder consultation workshop taking place in Baku and led by a group of United Nations agencies is set to address the integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national development plans in Azerbaijan  More>>

Bulgaria shared experience with Azerbaijan on building innovation ecosystem
On 19 February, representatives from Baku Engineering University and the Institute of Education will visit Bulgaria to exchanged know-how and experience on how to successfully build an innovation ecosystem through boosting innovation  More>>

News from Armenia >>

Construction of Dam in Lake Sevan Basin Contains High Environmental Risks
The State Committee on Water Industry plans to construct Argitchi and Astghadzor reservoirs in Lake Sevan basin. According to the initial assessments, the reservoirs shall serve for the irrigation of 12 residential areas, as well as to promote  More>>

Armenian Government Increasing Legal Tree Felling Volumes
The volumes of legal tree feeling will increase three times in 2018 as compared with the preceding 10 years accounting for 90596 cum. This volume has been approved by the decree of RA Agriculture Ministry as of 6 February 2018.  More>>

Community Resilience in Armenia
On 20 February the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski participated in the Community Resilience Forum in Yerevan, along with regional and community government representatives and development programme officers  More>>

Armeniaĺs SDG Innovation Lab: what did we learn from our first project?
A part-government, part-UN hybrid, the launch of the newly-christened Armenian National SDG Innovation Lab was accompanied by a cascade of commitments including everything from revamping Armeniaĺs statistical architecture to training  More>>

International News >>

Resource experts call for new strategy to build better cities
As urban areas around the world continue to grow, cities are placing an increasingly heavy burden on our environment. Policymakers should therefore treat resource efficiency as equal in importance to climate policy if they want to move  More>>

Agriculture Is Creating Higher Income Jobs in Half of EU Member States but Others Are Struggling
Half of EU member states have leveraged the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to significantly reduce poverty and drive higher incomes in farming, while other countries are still lagging, according to the latest World Bank study.  More>>

Resource experts call for new strategy to build better cities
No country in the Caucasus or Central Asia prior to 2016 had developed indicators to monitor progress towards sustainable forest management at the national level. Two years later, thanks to a United Nations Development Account (UNDA)  More>>

59 of Worldĺs Largest Banks Failing to Take Adequate Climate Action
The failure of 59 of the worldĺs largest banks to recognize climate risks and opportunities threatens to undermine efforts to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. This is the key finding of a report by Boston Common Asset Management  More>>

News From CENN >>

ENPARD Partner CENN Hosted the First Steering Committee and LAG Networking Meeting
On January 31 - February 1, 2018, senior representatives of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Ministry of Agriculture of Ajara AR, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, ENPARD implementing  More>>

WASH Technical Assessment in Kvemo Kartli Region
On 22 ľ 30 January 2017, CENN, assessed the state of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) from preliminary selected locations in Marneuli and Tetritskaro Municipalities. The survey included 10 target groups, comprising of schoolteachers  More>>

Tbilisi Public School ╣54 to Separate Waste
On February 2, a waste separation corner opened at Tbilisi Public School #54. From now on, schoolchildren, their parents and school staff will be have a chance to bring their separated waste (paper, glass, plastic and aluminium) and dispose  More>>

Sustainable Consumption of Printing Paper
Paper is a renewable resource. However, it is crucial to use it wisely. According to a study conducted by Xerox Corporation, one of the worldĺs largest suppliers of printing paper, office workers throw away 45 percent of documents within  More>>

Unique Natural Monument Under Threat
The unique natural monument ľ Goderdzi Petrified Forest is under threat. ôConsidering the slope gradient and the degree of rock weathering, the petrified forest is under serious risk of destruction. The monument may lose its original  More>>

The French School of the Caucasus Staff were given a Training on Contemporary Waste Management Approaches
On February 15, a waste management training was conducted for the staff of the French School of the Caucasus. Contemporary waste management technologies, practices and challenges were the subjects of the training. The importance  More>>

EU-supported workshop for the empowerment of women entrepreneurs was held in Keda
On February 24-25, a group of women entrepreneurs from Keda municipality of Ajara, participated in the EU-supported workshop ôEmpowerment of Women Entrepreneurs for Business Developmentö. The workshop, which took place under  More>>

Geo-Environmental, Social, and Economic Implications Concerning the Planned Construction of Motor Ways in the Eastern Caucasus
The eastern part of the Georgian Caucasus is crossed at three locations by an approximately 100 kilometre-long section along the main dividing range (from Jvari Pass to Abano Pass) by motor ways connecting the rest of Georgia with  More>>

French School of Caucasus Started Waste Separation
On February 23, a waste separation corner was opened at the French School of Caucasus. From this point forward, schoolchildren, parents, and school staff will have the opportunity to bring and separate their waste (paper, glass, PET  More>>

News from the GEF >>

New ĹUrban Sustainability Frameworkĺ guides cities towards a greener future
In an effort to support cities to achieve a greener future, a new Urban Sustainability Framework (USF), was launched by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), serving as a guide for cities seeking to enhance their sustainability  More>>


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