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.  …


Indigenous Svan communities unite to block hydro development in Svaneti


Protesters meet in Mestia to issue a petition that would block harmful infrastructural developments in Svaneti. Representatives of all 17 communities of Upper Svaneti gathered in Mestia for a traditional Svan Council meeting, Lalkhor, to oppose the development of gold mining and hydropower projects in Svaneti that threaten local livelihoods and ecosystems. The protesters restated their demands – discontinuation of …