Georgia and European Energy Community – The Challenges of EU integration

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The report Georgia and European Energy Community – The Challenges of EU integration aims to raise awareness of Georgian citizens and decision makers on the advantages and benefits of the European Energy Treaty in EU integration process. In order to achieve its aim, the report describes and analyses the legislative framework of the European Energy Community, …

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Two years in government: Georgian Dream’s performance review

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The 1 October 2012 parliamentary elections established a new ruling parliamentary majority and brought the Georgian Dream Coalition in the executive power. As part of its pre-election promises, the new government pledged to undertake major reforms and changes in almost all aspects of governance, including: depolitization of the governance system, removing undue pressure from the …

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Green Alternative’s Comments and Recommendations On Draft Law on Environmental Impact released by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia on May 1, 2015 for Public Discussion

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I. General remarks 1. It is unclear why “Environmental Impact” was selected as the title of the draft law, while the objective of the draft law is (or should be) protection of the environment from negative impacts. Similarly, it is unclear why “Environmental Impact Permit” was left as the title of the permit.     2. Neither …

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Georgia’s hydropower revolution far from rosy for communities, the environment and the economy

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Georgia's hydropower revolution far from rosy for communities, the environment and the economy. For Shuakhevi as with other large dams recently built or planned in Georgia, it all adds up for western planners and financiers. The final bill for the Georgian population and environment, though, is still a long way from being finalised. The latest …

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Natural Resource Management and Factors Conducive to Elite Corruption

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Green Alternative prepared three research reports within the framework of the coalition project Detection of Cases of Elite Corruption and Governmental Pressure on Business implemented with the support of Open Society Georgia Foundation. Three reports were prepared in frames of this project: 1. Madneuli above the Law, which discusses the activities of the companies involved in …

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