Don’t Dam the rivers – The story of Nenskra Hydropower plant in Svaneti, Georgia

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Government of Georgia has promoted hydropower as a way of tackling energy security and turning the country into a regional energy player and introduced plans to construct over 114 hydropower plants (HPPs) in Georgia1 , including Nenskra, Khudoni, Namakhvani Oni Dams, slated for construcƟon. Dozens of addiƟonal plants have been idenƟfied as potenƟal investment opportuniƟes, …

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The progress in implementation of EU Georgia Association Agreement Environment and Sustainable Development

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The EU-Georgia Association Agreement signed on June 27, 2014. It establishes the framework for cooperation between Georgia and the European Union. Under the agreement, Georgia undertakes commitment to carry out reforms and gradually harmonize own legislation in the relevant sectors with 300 legal acts of the European Union, including in the environment and sustainable development …

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Green Alternative comments on EU Member States and Switzerland’s Joint Programming sectoral strategic fiche “Sustainable use of Natural resources”.

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The Sector Strategy Fiche “Sustainable use of Natural Resources” reviews different sectors (Energy, Environment, Water, Waste, Climate, Biodiversity, Natural disasters) and determines key issues that need to be addressed by the Donors in 2017-2020 in Georgia. See more

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What are the benefits of Georgia’s accession to the “EU-Georgia Associaion Agreement” for the nature of Georgia

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The present policy brief e aims at familiarizing the wider public with important issues related to the nature protection under "EU-Georgia Association Agreement", independent assessment of existing problems and challenges, identification of ways to address them and advocacy. The studies show that the adoption and implementation of the laws of Georgia "On Biological Diversity" and …

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Case Study – Gender impacts of Nenskra hydro power plant

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The World Commission of Dam (WCD) reveals that construction of reservoirs and associated infrastructure may impact woman and man disproportionately. “Given the gender-blindness of the planning process, large dam projects typically build on the imbalance in existing gender relations. For affected communities dams have widened gender disparities either by imposing a disproportionate share of social …

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Ambient Air Quality Challenges In Georgia and European Union

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This policy brief reflects the key issues of the related to the ambient air quality protection in Georgia, national legislation compliance with EU legislation and existing challenges. As there is clear lack about the state of air quality in the European Union, as well as on the air pollution impact on human health and economy, …

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Monitoring Report on Implementation of Environmental Commitments under Georgia EU Association Agenda 2014-2016

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The EU-Georgia Association Agreement was signed on June 27, 2014. The agreement establishes the framework for cooperation between Georgia and the European Union. Under the agreement, Georgia undertakes to implement reforms and to progressively approximate its legislation in the relevant sectors with about 300 legal acts of the European Union (gradually, in compliance with the …

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Comments from Green Alternative to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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The following are comments from the Green Alternative to the EBRD draft country strategy for Georgia released on August 3, 2016. We hope that our comments will be taken into account and the final strategy will address properly existing challenges facing Georgia will result in funding environmentally and socially sound projects and programs. The draft …

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Comments from Green Alternative to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the draft Strategy for Georgia

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The following are comments from the Green Alternative to the EBRD draft country strategy for Georgia released on August 3, 2016. We hope that our comments will be taken into account and the final strategy will address properly existing challenges facing Georgia will result in funding environmentally and socially sound projects and programs. The draft …

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Updated briefing paper on Nenskra Hydropower Plant project

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The Asian Develoment Bank (ADB) together with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is in the process of assessing a loan for the 280 megawatt Nenskra hydropower plant (HPP) in the Svaneti region of Georgia. The project is proposed to be built by a Korean investor K-Water. …

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