Progress in Implementation of Certain Areas of ENP EU – Georgia Action Plan in Georgia for a Period December 1, 2011-October 31, 2013

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This document shortly describes progress in implementation of certain priority areas defined under the ENP EU-Georgia Action Plan for the period of November 1 2012 – October 15 2013. The Parliamentary elections 2012, October 1 had and impact on environmental protection and sustainable development fields in Georgia, due to the fact that incumbent coalition “Georgian …

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Growing solidarity with local communities in Georgia puts Khudoni dam in spotlight

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Protests against the Khudoni mega-dam in Georgia are spreading beyond the local communities affected by the dam. [*] We recently reported how local opposition against the Khudoni hydropower plant project in Georgia is being stifled by government figures and how people were intimidated to avoid negative reporting on the subject. The native communities in the Svaneti region are protesting …

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Green Alternative’s position on the construction of Khudoni HPP in Mestia Municipality, Zemo Svaneti

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The position paper starts with reviewing social, economic and environmental concerns related to the planned Khudoni hydro power plant (hereinafter – Khudoni HPP) project, which prompt Green Alternative to oppose the project implementation in its proposed form. The paper continues with procedural violations detected during public consultation meetings organized by Trans Electrica company in Khaishi …

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In Georgia, dam builders do not welcome peoples’ concerns

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Statements and behaviour of Georgian authorities show their determination to go ahead with the construction of the huge Khudoni dam that would displace more than 2000 indigenious Svans, regardless of public protests. At the same time the project company's set-up raises questions about ulterior motives.  Svaneti, a Georgian region full of gorgeous mountains 5 000 …

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In Georgia, locals voice opposition to mega dam during consultations despite intimidation

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Khaishi – A public debate over the fate of the Khudoni dam <http://bankwatch.org/our-work/projects/hydropower-development-georgia> in western Georgiaturned tense today as locals opposing the project were intimidated by authorities and the project developer, Transelectrica <http://www.transelectrica.com/> LTD. Despite the threats, villagers in Khaishi turned out in significant numbers to the consultation to express their opposition to the project. Today’s public …

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Comments on EBRD Country Strategy for Georgia

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Comments from Central and Eastern European Bankwatch Network to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Country Strategy for Georgia 

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NGOs statement in response to the statement made by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia

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NGOs statement in response to the statement made by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia This statement is to react on the report broadcasted on April 22, 2013 in the evening news of TV Channel 9 covering ongoing debates on Khudoni hydropower plant construction project in Svaneti. We have drawn attention to the …

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Green Alternative is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the report: Legal analysis of memorandums of understanding and agreements signed for the implementation of energy projects

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Invitation to the presentation of the report: Legal analysis of memorandums of understanding and agreements signed for the implementation of energy projects 18 January, 2013, 11:00-14:00, Hotel Tbilisi Marriott On January 18, 2013 (Friday) at 11:00-14:00, in Hotel Tbilisi Marriott (Rustaveli Av. #13), Green Alternative cordially invites you on the presentation of its study: Legal analysis …

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Derivative Types of (Run-of-River) Hydro Power Plants (HPPs) in Georgia – Current Practices and Challenges

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Association Green Alternative initiated a public discussion “Derivative types (Run-of- River) of Hydro Power Plants (HPPs) in Georgia – Current Practices and Challenges” that was held at a hotel Vere Palace on December 18, 2012. The key objective of the meeting was to discuss the problems related to the ongoing and planned derivative types of …

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Association Green Alternative is pleased to invite you to Public Discussion – Run-of-the-river hydropower plants in Georgia: Current practices and challenges

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Invitation to public discussion Run-of-the-river hydropower plants in Georgia: Current practices and challenges December 18, 2012, 11:00 am – 14:00 pm, venue: Hotel Vere Palace   One of the main state policy trends prioritized by Georgia nowadays is maximizing the use of energy potential existing in the country. Currently, more than 40 memorandums of understanding …

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