Environmental Performance Reviews: Georgia

Second Review

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This is the second EPR of Georgia published by UNECE. The report takes stock of the progress made by Georgia in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2001. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations in the first review (Annex I). It also covers nine issues of importance to Georgia concerning policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular water management, waste management, risk management and forestry. The main outcome of the EPR is the recommendations, which were elaborated by the Expert Group, peer reviewed, discussed with a high-level delegation from Georgia and adopted by the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy on 15 March 2010.



Forestry, biodiversity and protected areas

Georgia’s first Environmental Performance Review in 2003 emphasized that Georgia’s share of the world’s natural heritage is substantial and that this richness is worth protecting. In particular, it recommended that Georgia harmonize legislation related to biodiversity, develop a monitoring system and create a comprehensive information system for biodiversity. As there was no policy document for forestry, it was recommended that a strategy be developed for the sustainable use of forests.


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