Ahead of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting in Luxembourg, over 89 000 petition bank to drop Nenskra dam project in Georgia

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Luxembourg, Prague, Tbilisi – Representatives from the “Stop Nenskra” campaign [1] showed up in Luxembourg at the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) annual meeting on July 12th and delivered a petition to the international development banks calling them on not to finance the Nenskra hydropower plant project [2] in Svaneti, Georgia. The petition, which aims …

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In Georgia, leaked contract shows Nenskra hydropower project to cost country USD 60 million a year

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Prague, Tbilisi ­– A leaked contract between the Georgian government and the company behind the Nenskra hydropower project includes terms that indicate the project will incur massive losses for the state, according to a report broadcast on 8 June by the national television station Rustavi 2 [1]. The report contradicts the claims of the Georgian government …

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Activists take Georgia’s environment ministry to court for green-lighting a mega hydropower project without an up-to-date environmental assessment

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In a petition filed on March 19, 2019 with the Tbilisi city court by the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) and Green Alternative, on behalf of local residents in the Upper Svaneti region, the civil society groups challenge a decision of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment to allow the Nenskra  project …

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EBRD environmental policy breaches on Paravani HPP

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Bankwatch Network, Eko-Svest Macedonia, Green Alternative Georgia and Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia Press Release January 13, 2014 EBRD environmental policy breaches on hydro plants confirmed by internal investigation The EBRD has failed to properly assess 3 hydro projects it has approved for financing in Macedonia, Croatia and Georgia, according to bank internal investigations …

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A better understanding of land governance in Georgia

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A better understanding of land governance in Georgia A new project funded by the European Union to support information and awareness about the land governance in the country. The strong relationship between people and land supported by sound land governance are fundamental in achieving sustainable development. Green Alternative will carry out the two-and-a-half year project …

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Green Alternative will hold press conference regarding the Paravani HPP project

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Press release Press conference will be held on Paravani HPP project November 28, 2013, 15:00 pm, venue: Hotel “Vere Palace” On November 28, 2013 (Thursday) at 15:00 am, Green Alternative will hold press conference on Paravani HPP project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Green Alternative will present results of the …

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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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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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Invitation to presentation of Green Alternative’s study Development induced involuntary resettlement: modern approaches and Georgia’s challenges

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Invitation to presentation of Green Alternative’s study Development induced involuntary resettlement: modern approaches and Georgia’s challenges 26 November, 2012, 11:00 am – 14:00 pm, Hotel Holiday Inn This is to invite you to the presentation of Green Alternative’s latest study – Development induced involuntary resettlement: modern approaches and Georgia’s challenges. The presentation will take place …

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Green Alternative’s Call for Georgian Government to Comply with EU-Georgia ENP Action Plan Commitments

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Tbilisi, 28 June 2012 - According to the European Union progress report on Implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy in Georgia, ‘In 2011 the EU and Georgia made progress in deepening and broadening EU-Georgia relations within the Eastern Partnership framework’. However, report stressed that ‘The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources became the Ministry of Environment …

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