Organizations Working on Namakhvani HPP Issues Respond to Defamation Campaign of the Company and the State

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We, the Social Justice Center (formerly EMC), Green Alternative, and Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA), are deeply concerned over the fact that in response to our criticism, regarding fundamental violations committed during the implementation of the Namakhvani HPP project, gross human rights abuses, the concluded agreement essentially compromising state interests, non-transparency and institutional failures, the …

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The signatory organizations respond to the dispersal of the protest rally of opponents of the construction of the Namakhvani hydropower plant using police force

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On November 14, 2020, the State, using police force, dispersed a protest rally held by the local population against the construction of the Namakhvani hydropower plants' cascade in the village of Zhoneti. The local communities are organizing against one of the largest energy projects in the country's history and protesting against the State's disregard for …

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The Government takes advantage of the state of emergency and restricts the public participation in the environmental decision-making on controversial projects

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Green Alternative and Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) call on the Government of Georgia to suspend the ongoing decision-making processes on planned projects during the period of the state of emergency. With a view to preventing the spread of the new coronavirus in Georgia, to ensure the safety and reduce the possible threat to life …

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Comments to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework review – phase one

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A joint civil society submission on AIIB ESF review phase one by VedvarendeEnergi (Denmark), Les Amis de la Terre (France), Verein für sozial-ökologischen Wandel (Germany), Infrastructure Monitoring Coalition (Indonesia), Green Alternative (Georgia), Crude Accountability, Bankwatch Romania and with support from Green Voice (China).

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Ahead of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting in Luxembourg, over 89 000 petition bank to drop Nenskra dam project in Georgia

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Luxembourg, Prague, Tbilisi – Representatives from the “Stop Nenskra” campaign [1] showed up in Luxembourg at the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) annual meeting on July 12th and delivered a petition to the international development banks calling them on not to finance the Nenskra hydropower plant project [2] in Svaneti, Georgia. The petition, which aims …

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In Georgia, leaked contract shows Nenskra hydropower project to cost country USD 60 million a year

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Prague, Tbilisi ­– A leaked contract between the Georgian government and the company behind the Nenskra hydropower project includes terms that indicate the project will incur massive losses for the state, according to a report broadcast on 8 June by the national television station Rustavi 2 [1]. The report contradicts the claims of the Georgian government …

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Activists take Georgia’s environment ministry to court for green-lighting a mega hydropower project without an up-to-date environmental assessment

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In a petition filed on March 19, 2019 with the Tbilisi city court by the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) and Green Alternative, on behalf of local residents in the Upper Svaneti region, the civil society groups challenge a decision of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment to allow the Nenskra  project …

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EBRD environmental policy breaches on Paravani HPP

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Bankwatch Network, Eko-Svest Macedonia, Green Alternative Georgia and Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia Press Release January 13, 2014 EBRD environmental policy breaches on hydro plants confirmed by internal investigation The EBRD has failed to properly assess 3 hydro projects it has approved for financing in Macedonia, Croatia and Georgia, according to bank internal investigations …

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A better understanding of land governance in Georgia

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A better understanding of land governance in Georgia A new project funded by the European Union to support information and awareness about the land governance in the country. The strong relationship between people and land supported by sound land governance are fundamental in achieving sustainable development. Green Alternative will carry out the two-and-a-half year project …

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Green Alternative will hold press conference regarding the Paravani HPP project

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Press release Press conference will be held on Paravani HPP project November 28, 2013, 15:00 pm, venue: Hotel “Vere Palace” On November 28, 2013 (Thursday) at 15:00 am, Green Alternative will hold press conference on Paravani HPP project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Green Alternative will present results of the …

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