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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Statement on the natural disaster in the Dariali gorge, 17 May 2014

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The landslide in the Dariali gorge of the Kazbegi municipality has killed several people and left others missing. The disaster also damaged a section of the road formerly known as the Georgian Military Road. According to the state security and crisis management council, several people have been trapped in the Dariali hydropower plant’s derivation tunnel, …

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Russian energy giants and lobbyists for a mega dam

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A campaign run by lobbyists in favour of the Khudoni hydropower project has recently become more and more aggressive. At stake is the reputation of the investor ‘Transelectrica limited,’ as it was unable to fulfill the conditions of its contract with government in that it failed to receive a construction permit by 1 March 2014. …

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NGO Statement on Khudoni Hydropower Plant Project

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On October 15, 2013 the Georgian civil society organizations made a statement on planned Khudoni Dam project in Svaneti, Georgia. The organizations stress that high level officials, including Prime Minister and Minister of Energy neglect legal procedures on decision-making over the planned project, as well as exert pressure on competent authorities and project-affected communities. They …

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