Environmental Performance Reviews: Georgia

Third Review

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This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of Georgia. The review takes stock of the progress made by Georgia in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2010 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. It also discusses issues on air protection, water management, including protection of the Black Sea, waste management, biodiversity, forests and protected areas, energy, industry, agriculture, transport, forestry, tourism, health and risk management of natural and technological/anthropogenic hazards.



Industry and environment

Georgia’s industrial production increased in the period 2010–2013, after a severe downturn in 2008– 2009 due to the global financial crisis and a political conflict (figure 8.1). Industrial production turnover reached 8 billion lari in 2013, which is 1.7 times more than in 2008. Manufacturing industries accounted for 74.4 per cent of the total value of industrial production in 2013, while mining and quarrying accounted for only 3.6 per cent. In the same year, the share of manufacturing production in total industrial production increased by 12.6 per cent compared with 2008.


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