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News From Georgia

First EU Standard Regional Landfill to be constructed in Kutaisi

The regional landfill will be constructed within the next 15 months in the vicinity of Kutaisi in full compliance with European standards, serving approximately 700 000 citizens of Imereti, Racha-lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti regions.  Signin

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First batch of Georgian honey goes to Europe – with EU4Business support

Two Georgian honey producers are presenting their products at the International Green Week, a one-of-a-kind annual international exhibition of the food, agriculture and gardening industries, in Berlin on 18-27 January. The event brings together

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FAO to launch new rural development project in Georgia

A number of positive changes – including improved rural policies, strengthened value chains, sustainable management of natural resources and environmentally friendly agricultural practices – are expected to help Georgia’s agric

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Georgia: Agriculture and construction companies will profit from energy efficiency loans

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has partnered with Georgia’s BasisBank, providing a loan of USD 10 million to support energy efficiency lending to large and medium-sized companies in the agriculture and construction sectors. BasisBank is t

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News From Azerbaijan

Working towards sustainable rural development in Azerbaijan: 44 families getting EU4Business support

Exactly 44 families in rural areas of Azerbaijan will be receiving targeted support thanks to the EU4Business initiative. These families have the potential to grow successful business models. They were selected in the northwest regions of Azerba

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Clothing donation bins installed in Baku

Over the past years, various environmental and social projects in Azerbaijan have been launched at the initiative of the Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and IDEA founder Leyla Aliyeva. IDEA Public Union attaches special importanc

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World Health Organisation hosts a round table discussion to assess the status of child violence in Azerbaijan

World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the government of Azerbaijan has organised today a roundtable discussion on the status and prevention of injury and violence against children. The event brought together representatives of t

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Azerbaijan: Workshop on energy market concepts, design and operation

On 14-15 January, experts from the Energy Community Secretariat, Belgium and Estonia will visit Azerbaijan to share European best practice and experience from both the EU Member States and the Energy Community on energy market reforms and the es

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News From Armenia

No Measures Aimed at Decreasing Water Intake Planned in Lake Sevan Ecosystem Recovery Plan for 2019

There are no measures aimed at decreasing water intake out of Lake Sevan are planned in Lake Sevan ecosystem recovery plan for 2019. Around 583 million AMD is planned to allocate from the state budget for the recovery, preservation, and natural

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A wool-processing factory is being established in Shirak marz

With the EU support, an entire value-chain development approach for woollen products is being restored in Amasia (Shirak marz) and the surrounding 8 communities. The “EU4 Shirak: Wool for jobs” project is being implemented by People

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Armenia: EU helps implement pilot spatial master plan in Yenokavan Municipality

The EU is providing technical assistance and expertise to the elaboration of a spatial master plan for the Yenokavan Municipality in Tavush marz, Armenia. With the recent rapid development of tourism in the region, there are increasing risks of

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International News

UN report: Time to seize opportunity, tackle challenge of e-waste

Global e-waste production is on track to reach 120 million tonnes per year by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a report from the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) and the UN E-Waste Coalition released at Davos to

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Circular Economy Crucial for Paris Climate Goals

The world can maximise chances of avoiding dangerous climate change by moving to a circular economy, thereby allowing societies to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Action. This is the key finding of The Circularity Gap Report 201

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Building the world’s first land-based coral farm

Gator Halpern, winner of the Young Champion of the Earth award 2018 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and his team at Coral Vita are off to a flying start in 2019.   They are building the world’s first commercial, land-based co

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News From CENN

The Winners of the Your Shot Georgia - Photosynthesis Contest have been Announced

On Monday, January 21, the closing event of the Your Shot Georgia - Photosynthesis photo contest with the motto “Our Winged Friends” was held.  First place – Nikoloz Meskhi – was selected by the representatives of th

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Schools in Shida Kartli Have Collected 14, 639.8 kg of Paper Waste

The USAID WMTR II program’s Paper Collection Contest is coming to an end. Schools in Kakheti, Shida Kartli, Adjara and Tbilisi participated in the contest. As a result, 25 schools in Shida Kartli have collected 14, 639.8 kg of paper waste.

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EU-supported Training on Project Writing for the Grant Applicants was held in Keda

During December 20-28, 2018 three groups of 75 grant applicants whose concepts were selected to submit full proposals, participated in the EU-supported two-day trainings on “Project Writing”. The activity, carried out under the EU&rs

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News from the GEF

Driving change toward a world without waste

“The transition towards a circular economy is estimated to represent a $4.5 trillion global growth opportunity by 2030, while helping to restore our natural systems,” Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facilit

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CPIC releases new blueprints to boost investment in nature conservation

A major coalition of finance and conservation organizations today launched a series of blueprints aimed at replicating and expanding successful investment in nature. The blueprints published by the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservatio

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