Growing solidarity with local communities in Georgia puts Khudoni dam in spotlight

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Protests against the Khudoni mega-dam in Georgia are spreading beyond the local communities affected by the dam. [*] We recently reported how local opposition against the Khudoni hydropower plant project in Georgia is being stifled by government figures and how people were intimidated to avoid negative reporting on the subject. The native communities in the Svaneti region are protesting …

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Bringing Georgian realities to the EBRD drawing board

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David Chipashvili from Bankwatch member group Green Alternative in Georgia talks about the opportunities and threats in bringing concerns from the ground to the attention of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The annual meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are always a good chance to meet with staff, management and …

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