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News from Georgia >>

EBRD provides 28 million to rehabilitate Georgias Enguri HPP

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is offering 28 million to help Georgia rehabilitate Enguri Hydro Power Plant (HPP).  More>>

Georgia: EU supports modernisation of Enguri hydro power plant
On 10 January, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced the allocation of a 28 million loan for the modernisation and rehabilitation of the Enguri hydro power plant, the largest electricity supplier in Georgia  More>>

EU announces new support to agricultural sector in Georgia
The EU has announced the launch of a new agriculture development project in Georgia under the third phase of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), implemented by  More>>

Georgian Parliament Unveils First Comprehensive Review of Gender Equality Legislation and Policies
The Georgian Parliament's review of gender inequality in legislation and policy recommends policy and legislative changes to help stop sexual harassment and violence against women, effectively fight discrimination, increase women's  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

Estonian companies ready to invest in Azerbaijan's agriculture for subsequent export to neighboring regions
Estonia is prepared to cooperate with Azerbaijan to establish joint production ventures, Estonia's charge d'affaires ad interim in Azerbaijan Indrek Kiverik said, Estonian media reported.  More>>

Azerbaijan preparing new law on stimulating agricultural insurance
The Committee for Agrarian Policy of the Azerbaijani parliament will view the draft law "On Stimulation of Agricultural Insurance" in May 2018. This is stipulated by the plan of legislative  More>>

Azerbaijan may render state support for production of solar batteries
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy may consider the possibility of rendering state support for the production of solar batteries, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said. Mustafayev made the remarks  More>>

EU assists with improving farm data monitoring system in Azerbaijan
On 29 January, an expert from Hungary visited the Azerbaijani capital Baku to assist the countrys Agriculture Ministry to develop the farm data monitoring system (FDMS). The mission programme involves a thorough scanning of the current  More>>

News from Armenia >>

Armenia: EU-supported video shows first solar-powered bus stops in Yerevan
The European Union has supported the creation of the first solar-powered bus stops in the Armenian capital Yerevan. A video released by the EU Delegation to Armenia shows how citizens can now charge their mobile phones while waiting  More>>

"G Metals Investment Limited" LLC To Search for Gold and Polymetals in Agricultural Land
"G Metals Investment Limited" LLC will search for gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, and lead in the 405 ha of agricultural areas in Shenatagh and Lor residential areas in Sisian Community. The company project has been issued a positive  More>>

The second stage of the tender for the construction of the station "Masrik-1" has been launched
The second phase of the international competition for the construction of the Masrik-1 solar photovoltaic station has been launched. At this stage the participant who will assume the construction of the station will be determined. The main  More>>

EU and Armenia meet in Yerevan to discuss cooperation in several areas
The fifth EU-Armenia subcommittee meeting on energy, transport, environment, climate action and civil protection is took place in Yerevan on 30-31 January.  More>>

International News >>

Water scarcity: taking action in transboundary basins and addressing health impacts
Water scarcity and droughts are occurring more and more frequently and with increased magnitude, even in previously water-rich countries. Major causes include population growth and increasing water extraction, with climate change  More>>

Plastic Waste: a European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries
The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst  More>>

European Electricity Industry Pledges to Deliver on Paris Agreement
EURELECTRIC, the association representing the interests of the electricity industry in Europe, has said the regions power companies intend to be both part of a competitive European economy and reliably powered by clean, carbon-neutral energy  More>>

Bamako Convention: Preventing Africa from becoming a dumping ground for toxic wastes
African nations have long been at the center of incidents involving hazardous waste dumping. From the leaking barrels of toxic waste in Koko, Nigeria in 1988 and the Probo Koala scandal in Cote dIvoire in 2006, to the current piles of e-waste  More>>

News From CENN >>

The Local Action Group (LAG) was Officially Established in Keda Municipality
The Local Action Group (LAG) was officially established in Keda Municipality as a result of active information and mobilization campaigns conducted by CENN and Institute of Democracy.  More>>

A Waste Separation Corner Opened at GTC Carrefour
In January 2018, an already sixth in a row waste separation corner was opened in Tbilisi, at GTC Carrefour located at Kolmeurneoba Square. Local residents and supermarket staff can bring sorted waste: paper, glass, plastic and aluminium  More>>

Eco-hubs for Sustainable Development Goals
Nine new Ecohubs were established in regions of Georgia by CENN to foster environmental education. The initiative was implemented within Sustainable Forest Governance in Georgia and funded by Austrian Development Cooperation.  More>>

Select the Convenient Location and Start Sorting Waste
Waste separation corners have already been up and running at already 7 locations in Tbilisi since January 2018. Local residents can bring sorted paper, glass, plastic and aluminum waste to the aforementioned stands  More>>

WASH Technical Assessment in Kvemo Kartli Region
From 21 December 2017 to 6 January 2017 CENN, together with independent experts, assessed the state of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) from preliminary selected locations in Dmanisi and Tsalka municipalities. The survey included  More>>

Thinned and Cut Forest in Khashuri
Illegally felled trees, waste dumped in the forest, thinned and cut forest this is what the woods in the surroundings of villages Ali and Brili look like. Theres a considerably high rate of environmental crimes in Khashuri Municipality.  More>>

Training on Waste Management was held for Schoolchildren from Village Nikozi and 1st Public School of Gori
On January 18, an interactive training on Waste Management Challenges was held for schoolchildren from village Nikozi and 1st public school of Gori. After a training, schoolchildren watched a documentary film on waste recycling. A meeting  More>>

Schoolchildren of 54 Public School were Given Trainings on Waste Management
On January 23, students of Tbilisi Public School 54 were given an interactive training whose main theme was waste management technologies, practices and challenges. Through the seminar, the students not only got to know the importance  More>>

News from the GEF >>

Mercury-free mining: UNDP, GEF and the Government of Peru work together to reduce the use of mercury in mining
In 2016, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved the Global Opportunities for Long-term Development of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector (GOLD) programme to help artisanal gold miners eliminate the use of mercury  More>>

Leaders Unite to Fight Waste and Pollution amid Warnings of 18 tonnes of Natural Resources Extracted for Every Human on the Planet in 2050
The heads of some of the worlds largest companies such as Alphabet, The Coca-Cola Company, Royal Philips, Unilever, the Governments of Indonesia, Nigeria, the Peoples Republic of China and Rwanda and UN Environment, the Global  More>>





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