Call for the project external evaluation

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Green Alternative is seeking expertise in the evaluation of a project entitled “Towards the Energy Paradigm Change in South Caucasus”. The evaluator(s) will be responsible for evaluating in accordance with given Terms of Refernce. Proposals should be submitted  Manana Kochladze, mananak@greenalt.org no later than 16th of July 2018

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Nenskra Hydro Project – Update

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The Asian Infrastracture Investment Bank  is considering a non-sovereign loan of USD 100 million for a 280 MW reservoir-type hydropower plant, located in the Nenskra and Nakra valleys of Northwest Georgia. We would like to provide information about new developments that the AIIB should consider as part of its due dillgence on the project. See more …

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Statement on another planned restructuring of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture

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As it is known, in December 2017, the Parliament of Georgia approved the completely unfounded initiative of the Government of Georgia to merge the Ministry for Protection of Environment and Natural Resources with the Ministry of Agriculture and transfer certain functions concerning the use of natural resources to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.  …

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Public Information Interim Policy

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President Liqun Jin Vice President Danny Alexander Vice President Joachim von Amsberg The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank B9 Financial Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100033, P.R. China CC: jvonaamsberg@aiib.org, dalexander@aiib.org, corpsec@aiib.org, obarron@aiib.org Subject:  Public Information Interim Policy   April 19,2017 Dear President Jin, Vice President Sir Alexander and Vice President von Amsberg,    We are writing …

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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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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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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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Green Alternative’s position on the termination of the Khudoni hydropower plant agreement

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On 28 April 2011 the Government of Georgia, Trans Electrica Limited, Trans Electrica Limited (Georgia), Energotrans Ltd and Electricity System Commercial Operator signed an agreement on the construction of a 702 MW hydropower plant in Zemo Svaneti  in the Mestia municipality, hereinafter  referred to as the ‘agreement’. The project envisages the construction of a 200m …

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The Address of the NGOs towards the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the National Agency of the Cultural Protection of Georgia

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On December 12, 2014, the Ministry of the Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia (the Ministry) and the National Agency of the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Georgia have issued the decrees (#03/266 and #2/271), resulting in the renewal of the mining works by the “RMG Gold” in Sakdrisi-Kachaghiani.  Despite the fact that there …

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Green Alternative statement regarding the planned signing of the Georgia-EU association agreement in June 2014

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Association Green Alternative welcomes the planned signing of the Georgia-EU association agreement in June 2014 and Georgia's desire to become a full member of the European energy community. We strongly believe that fundamental reforms are urgently needed in order to approximate Georgian legislation with that of the European Union with respect to the environment and …

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