Collective statement of the Khaishi community regarding the Khudoni HPP

(English translation) Released on April 9, 2016 "In February 2016 the Georgian media reported on the announcement of the Technical Director of Transelectrica Limited (a promoter of the Khudoni hydropower plant, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands) that the consultation process with the local population regarding ressetlement is ongoing and permanent process has been already …

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EU-NGOs Case Study

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This project “Improving forestland governance to foster sustainable development in Georgia” contributed to improved forestland governance through actions such as: (1) evaluating forestland governance in Georgia; (2) awareness raising on responsible forestland governance and sustainable forestry development; (3) building and maintaining alliances for effective advocacy efforts; and (4) media outreach. The Assessment of forestland governance …

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What are the threats to the traditional land-use coming from new governmental initiative?

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What are the threats to the traditional land-use coming from new governmental initiative? on draft law on state appropriation of land plots unregistered with Public Registry

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Social Impacts of Nenskra Dam Georgia

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is in the early stage of assessing a loan for the 280 megawatt Nenskra hydropower plant, which is to be built by a Korean investor in the northwest of Georgia. The project is located on the Nenskra and Nakra rivers in the Caucasus mountain valleys inhabited by ethnic Svans. Nenskra …

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What are the threats to the traditional land-use coming from new governmental initiative?

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Green Alternative’s position on draft law on state appropriation of land plots unregistered with Public Registry On 16 December, 2015 Georgian Government submitted to the Parliament a draft law “On changes to the law of Georgia “On Public Registry”. The draft law, developed by Ministry of Justice of Georgia provides for registration of the land plots not …

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Nenskra hydropower plant, Georgia

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For the last decade, the government of Georgia has promoted hydropower as a way of tackling energy security and turning the country into a regional energy player. The EBRD has been one of the key catalysts of this hydro boom. Yet the presence of the EBRD and other international financial institutions has not been enough …

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Water resources management: challenges to implementing the Water Framework Directive

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Water resources management: challenges to implementing the Water Framework Directive

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Challenges of approximation of Georgian Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system to relevant EU requirements

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This policy brief discusses a new draft regulatory act developed on initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, which offers a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system that is quite different from the one currently in force. The analysis shows that the EIA system provided in the draft law generally …

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Critical review and recommendations on the Draft Environmental Assessment Code of Georgia (About the version published by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia in September 2015 for public consultation)

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In early September, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia released a revised version of the new draft normative act regulating the environmental impact assessment (EIA) system. The package of draft legislative acts released for public consultation included the following acts: – Draft Environmental Assessment Code of Georgia; – Draft law amending …

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Association Green Alternative and CEE Bankwatch Network Joint Comments on Nenskra HPP Construction and Operation Project EIA Report

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The Georgian Partnership Fund, a state-owned investment fund commissioned the consulting company “Gamma Consulting” to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the construction of a 280 MW hydropower plant project on the River Nenskra and Nakra valleys of Mestia Municipality. JSC Nenskra, subsidiary of Partnersip Fund, is appointed to implement the project.  …

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