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News from Georgia >>

EU and partners launch energy efficiency project in Georgia

The NEFCO Fund and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia have today signed loan and grant agreements as part of the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). The agreements are aimed at financing energy  More>>

EU to support hazelnut, fruit juice and tea value chain development in Georgia
A new project funded by the EU as part of the EU4Business initiative will help connect Georgian agro-processing companies with the European market.  More>>

Energy efficiency and green energy to receive more EU support in Georgia
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which is part of the EU4Energy initiative, has provided a senior loan of USD 1.5 million to a new partner in Georgia, JSC MFO Crystal (Crystal), to expand green energy lending in Georgia.  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

Towards Sustainable Development: Promoting Rural Womens Leadership and Economic Empowerment
As countries of the world unwind their potential to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equal opportunities for women to participate in the economy remain one of the biggest global challenges  More>>

United Nations inaugurates the Sustainable Development Goals stands in the Baku Boulevard
Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov and UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai inaugurated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) stands in the Baku Boulevard.  More>>

FAO introduces tomato export certification manual to Azerbaijani partners
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a workshop to introduce the tomato export certification manual to stakeholders in the State Phytosanitary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the  More>>

News from Armenia >>

EU project to help connect Armenian agro-processing companies with European market
On 4 July, the EU4Business initiative launched a new project in Armenia aimed at improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia and other Eastern Partner countries, to help connect them to  More>>

Innovative solutions for environmental and agricultural challenges
The UNDP Wildfire Management project, in collaboration with UNDP Impact Aim Venture Accelerator and the Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC) organized a two-day Climate Tech Hackathon.  More>>

Overview of ImpactAim participation at RISE 2018
Within the frames of the ImpactAim Startup Roadshow, initiated by UNDP in Armenia and implemented by Impact Hub Yerevan, four ventures of the ImpactAim Accelerator attended the RISE 2018 conference in Hong Kong on 9-12 July.  More>>

International News >>

European Commission welcomes agreement on new renewable energy target
An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached on 14 June between the European Commission, Parliament and Council. The new regulatory framework includes a binding renewable energy  More>>

New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, responsible for the Joint Research Centre (JRC), said: "Over the past twenty years, since the publication of the last edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, pressures  More>>

Caspian littoral states agree to start neighbourhood watch for the environment
Littoral countries to the Caspian Sea have made a groundbreaking commitment to evaluate the likely impact that development projects will have on the environment in each others states.  More>>

ADB to Provide USD 80 billion for Climate Action in Asia-Pacific Regio
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to provide $80 billion in climate financing to South Asia and the Pacific over the next decade under its new Strategy 2030.  More>>

News From CENN >>

A Conference Important Forest Management Issues
On July 4, CENN, along with the Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria, hosted the concluding conference of the Project - Sustainable Forest Governance in Georgia  More>>

EU-supported Workshops to Present Human Capital Analysis Results was held for Local Stakeholders in Keda
Up to 160 local stakeholders, including 146 members of 9 communities, 10 representatives of LAG Board and Mayor of Keda, attended 10 workshops and one meeting with the goal to solicit feedback on the human capital  More>>

Media Tour to Forests of Khashuri
Forests specialists visited the forests of the village Brili of Khashuri municipality together with representatives of local media. During the trip the journalists were informed about the problems of local forests by Mr. Giorgi Kitkitadze, forestry  More>>

WASH Council Performance Improvement Week
From 9 13 July 2018, for the first time in Georgia, WASH Councils and other stakeholders from the Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions undertook extensive one-week trainings about a number of issues that benefit their future work in WASH  More>>

Avranlo Public School Without Trash
The WASH Technical Assessment field visits revealed that the Avranlo Public School in Tsalka Municipality had a problem with a poorly-functioning toilet, as well as an illegal dumpsite on the schools premises. As the schools fence was demolished  More>>

News from the GEF >>

Liberias President Weah launches new coastal resilience project with support from GEF and UNDP
The President of Liberia, George Weah, launched a new project in New Kru Town, Liberia, this month that will help build the resilience of vulnerable communities against climate change while contributing to achieving sustainable development  More>>





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