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    December 04, 2016
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News from Georgia >>

Georgia: working to achieve a clean water supply for all
Many parts of Georgia still suffer from irregular water supply, with a significant impact on lives and livelihoods in the towns and villages affected. Now, with EU support, the taps are beginning to run again, delivering clean water to homes  More>>

United Agro Project: Highlights of Georgiaĺs 8 major agricultural projects
Georgiaĺs Agricultural Projects Management Agency (APMA), part of the Ministry of Agriculture, has released the latest statistical data about the United Agro Project, which includes a number of different agricultural programmes launched  More>>

German experts help create Spatial Arrangement Plan for Georgia
German experts will help Georgia to create an ambitious urban development plan for the country. On 10 November 2016, representatives from Georgiaĺs Ministry of Economy and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) signed  More>>

Eco Green City project will start in Tbilisi in 2017
Georgiaĺs capital Tbilisi will soon welcome a new green city that will be the first of its kind in Eastern Europe. Georgia's state-owned shareholding company, the Partnership Fund (PF), has teamed up with Slovakian Gino Green City Corporation  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

Azerbaijani and Georgian specialists receive climate modelling training
The Clima East Expert Facility has provided a series of training sessions on the use of the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) climate modelling tool in Azerbaijan and Georgia. The training, delivered in Baku and Tbilisi, aimed to work out a model  More>>

Azerbaijan to increase share of renewable energy up to 20%
Azerbaijan plans to increase the share of alternative and renewable energy sources in the countryĺs energy balance from the current 16 percent to 20 percent by 2020, said Rauf Gurbanov, deputy head of the Department of Economy and  More>>

Bryza praises Azerbaijanĺs work in protecting Caspian ecology
Azerbaijan has done a great job in cleaning the Caspian Sea from oil, Matthew Bryza, former US assistant secretary for South Caucasus and former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, said in November. Bryza, the CEO oif Lamor Turkey, who was also  More>>

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign launched in Azerbaijan
A conference marking the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign to advocate the end of violence against women and girls was held by the State Committee for Family, Women and Childrenĺs Affairs of the  More>>

News from Armenia >>

Environmentally Hazardous Hydropower Plants in Armenia to Shut Down
All environmentally hazardous small hydropower plants across Armenia will be shut down. Armeniaĺs Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan gave two weeks to relevant government bodies to assess the practicability of building new hydropower plants  More>>

Civil society organisations meet to build partnerships in Armenia
The EU-funded Strong Civil Society Organisations for a Stronger Armenia project has reported on the projectĺs results in strengthening civil society organisations, lessons learned and potential future activities. The event on 7 November gathered  More>>

USAID Completes Effort to Improve Social Protection System in Armenia
More than 700,000 Armenians have access to an improved social safety net thanks to the USAID-funded Pension Reform Implementation Programme (PRIP), which marked the completion of its activities on 9 November. The four-year program worked  More>>

Amulsar Mine: It is absolutely unacceptable to endanger Lake Sevan for any gold in the world
The Amulsar gold mining project continues to receive criticism. Environmental activists, geologists, and independent experts warn that Lake Sevan and Armeniaĺs spring waters are being endangered by the project. Lydian Armenia, the mining company  More>>

International News >>

Target set of US$1.5 billion per year to support climate action
The World Bank Group announced today a new plan to ramp up support for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to confront the multiple threats of climate change. Over the next four years, the  More>>

Nearly 50 countries vow to use 100% renewable energy by 2050
The 48 members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum made the decision while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The Climate Vulnerable Forum was set up in 2009 and is made up of countries that  More>>

Caucasian and Central Asian countries join forces for sustainable forestry
After independence, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan struggled with the big task to build their own systems leading forestry into sustainability. The problems and challenges are diverse and often country specific.  More>>

Promoting public participation and transparency in biosafety
Genetically modified crops are grown on some 450 million acres in over two dozen countries, but there are also numerous countries that ban or prohibit genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Even among countries that prohibit GMO  More>>

News From CENN >>

Repurposed Illegal Dumpsite Within WMTR and SFG Programmes
On November 3, in the Village of Karajala in Telavi Municipality, the area of a former illegal dumpsite was afforested with 90 new trees. The area was cleaned by the municipality beforehand, and the USAID-funded  More>>

Dumpsite Cleared in the Village of Artana, Kakheti Within WMTR and SFG Programmes
On October 22ľ23, in the Village of Artana in Telavi Municipality, the area of a former illegal dumpsite was cleaned-up by the municipality. Following this, the USAID-funded Waste Management Technologies in Regions program, implemented by  More>>

Training for Journalists and Media Professionals - Environmental Policy and Public Environmental Awareness
CENN conducted a training at the Green Centre on November 10ľ11 for representatives of media on the role of the media in environmental policy-making and in enhancement of public environmental awareness. The training was dedicated to the problems  More>>

CENN Green Technology & Innovation Day at TechPark
On November 29, CENN hosted Green Technology and Innovation Day at TechPark Georgia. Event aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues throughout Georgia and introducing green technologies and innovative approaches to the audience  More>>

News from the GEF >>

Paris Climate Agreement enters into force
The entry into force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement is a turning point in the international communityĺs battle to combat the threat of climate change. It is a clear political signal that countries are committed to decisive global action  More>>

GEF Morocco agriculture project increases crop yields in face of changing climate
In the region around Settat, a city between Marrakesh and Casablanca, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed the purchase of direct seeding machines so that small farmers could seed without laboring the soil. In a region impacted by  More>>


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