Challenges of approximation of Georgian Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system to relevant EU requirements

  • Kety Gujaraidze

This policy brief discusses a new draft regulatory act developed on initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, which offers a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system that is quite different from the one currently in force. The analysis shows that the EIA system provided in the draft law generally meets the relevant EU directives, but it still contains some shortcomings, which can be eradicated through consultations with the stakeholder groups.