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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Corporations and the wealthy, politically-exposed people connected to the Khudoni dam in Georgia

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This briefing paper sheds light on the murky background behind the company contracted to build and operate the Khudoni hydropower plant in Georgia, Trans Electrica Limited, registered in the British Virgin Islands. Based on research of public documents such as entries in business registries and government agreements, the paper outlines the web of companies, politicallyexposed …

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Preliminary comments on the Nenskra hydropower plant Environmental and Social Impact Assessment consultation process

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On June 15-21, 2015, CEE Bankwatch Network organised a fact finding mission to the Nenskra hydropower plant (HPP) in the Upper Svaneti region of western Georgia in order to establish whether the environmental impact assessment (EIA) documentation and the consultation process are in line with standards of the international financial institutions (IFIs). See more 

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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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