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Comments on the Nenskra supplementary environmental and social studies. The revised supplementary studies for the Nenskra project fail to properly perform a cost/benefit analysis. It lacks an assessment of the energy efficiency alternatives, the environmental externalities, the opportunity costs and even an economic internal rate of return has not been estimated.

This briefing details our concerns about the supplementary studies and argues that little proof is provided about how the project would be genuinely beneficial to Georgians.

The following publications from the Bern Convention are provided as annexes:

- Complaint to the Bern Convention regarding a possible threat to “Svaneti 1” Candidate Emerald Site (GE0000012) from Nenskra Hydro Power Plant development (Georgia)

- Detailed final conclusions on the representation of animal species from Res. No. 4 of the Bern Convention in proposed Emerald Network sites in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

- Detailed final conclusions on the representation of plant species from Res. No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention in proposed Emerald Network Sites in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

- Detailed final conclusions on the representation of habitats from Res. No. 4 (1996) of the Bern Convention in proposed Emerald Network sites in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia