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    December 12, 2017
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News from Georgia >>

Georgia Revises Soil Quality Standards
The new soil quality standards will be introduced in Georgia to replace the outdated normative requirements, which have been in effect since 1980s, and protect soil and agriculture lands from the adverse impact of economic and other  More>>

EU assists Georgia with draft national strategy for agricultural extension
Around 50 representatives of international donors, stakeholders and partners of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia recently gathered in the countryĺs capital to discuss the draft of the National Strategy for Agricultural Extension in Georgia  More>>

Energy efficiency for ancient capital of Georgia thanks to EU project
Non-governmental organisations will work together with authorities in Mtskheta municipality to develop and implement programmes for energy efficiency and renewable and sustainable development. This collaboration will take place  More>>

Boosting Vocational Education and Training in Agriculture
Prospects and challenges of vocational education and training in agriculture were in focus of a conference in Tbilisi, on November 22, 2017. The event was organized by the  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

Businessmen in Azerbaijan get preferential loans to build greenhouses
Azerbaijanĺs National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support has provided businessmen in Baku and surrounding settlements with preferential loans worth 188 million manats for construction of 58 modern greenhouses so far  More>>

Azerbaijanĺs Food Security Agency to improve control over quality of products
According to the former minister of agriculture of Azerbaijanĺs Nakhchivan Autonomous Region, Rajab Orujov, the establishment of the Food Security Agency will improve control over the quality of products in Azerbaijan, with food security  More>>

EU helps green port development in Azerbaijan
A workshop in the Azerbaijani capital Baku on 20-21 November focused on new initiatives in green and smart port developments. The workshop, which has been organised by the European Commissionĺs Technical Assistance and Information  More>>

New agricultural park to appear in another region of Azerbaijan
The National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support (NFES) under the Economy Ministry of Azerbaijan has begun accepting investment projects on priority development areas of the Gakh district.  More>>

News from Armenia >>

Development of Biosphere Reserves in Armenia
A new concept of specifically protected areas of nature is introduced into Armenia ľ biospheric reserve. The specifically protected areas of nature have already been selected, which shall turn into biosphere reserves on the basis of Zangezour  More>>

ôMe and My Corner of Natureö eco-camp in Vayots Dzor
Through November 1-2, 40 school students from Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions of Armenia and from Yerevan attended the eco-camp ôMe and My Corner of Natureö initiated by the WWF Armenia and the UN Department of Public Information  More>>

EU4Energy supports high-level discussion on unlocking energy efficiency potential in Armenia
On 7 November, Armenia hosted a high-level conference on unlocking the energy efficiency potential of Armeniaĺs residential and public buildings sector. Organised by the EU Delegation to Armenia in cooperation with the EU4Energy programme  More>>

Workshop on Feasible Solutions for Application of the Biogas Production
November 16, 2017, the workshop, aimed at discussion of the feasible solutions for application of the biogas production from the agriculture waste at medium and large agricultural farms in Armenia, was conducted with participation  More>>

International News >>

Countries commit US$540 million for continued work under the Montreal Protocol on its 30th anniversary
Developing countries are to receive US$540 million under the Montreal Protocol to continue their work in phasing out ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and to initiate enabling activities for the phase-down of climate-warming  More>>

Mapping the Worldĺs Wind Energy Potential
The World Bank and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) today launched new Global Wind Atlas, a free web-based tool to help policymakers and investors identify promising areas for wind power generation, virtually anywhere  More>>

FAO and EBRD mark 20th anniversary with renewed commitment to sustainable food value chains
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to step up their joint efforts to make agrifood systems stronger, greener and more inclusive  More>>

New online tool to better safeguard animal genetic resources launched
A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction.  More>>

News From CENN >>

Students of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University were Given a Training on Waste Management Issues
On November 3, students of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University were given a training on waste management challenges in Adjara. After the training, students were introduced to WMTR II program approaches and methods of addressing  More>>

Dog Organization Georgia 2018 Calendar
Dog Organization Georgia (D.O.G.) is proud to announce the 2018 calendar, which is ready and available to anyone who would like their own copy. For this calendar, a new and exciting concept was utilized  More>>

Discover Georgia Eco-Camps - A Thank You CENN Facebook Page Users!
Our video on diaries of Discover Georgia eco-camps has gained 4,800 views and 63 shares in only 2 months!!!  More>>

Impact Hub Sessions has Started
WMTR II team has launched the Impact Hub Sessions - a contest for students in Adjara AR aiming to encourage young people to become active citizens and to support them to identify waste management challenges in their communities  More>>

Impact Sessions Competition has Come to a Close
On November 22, a closing event of the student competition - Impact Sessions was held in Classroom #328 of Batumi Shota Rustaveli University. The competition was held within Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II)  More>>

News from the GEF >>

A new Policy on Gender Equality for the GEF
A new Global Environment Facility (GEF) Policy on Gender Equality was approved today at the 53rd meeting of the GEF Council taking place in Washington, DC. The policy marks GEFĺs increased ambition to address gender equality and promote  More>>


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