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.




Georgia has an area of 69,875 km2. It is situated in the Caucasus region at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The country is bounded to the west by the Black Sea coast (shoreline 310 km), to the north by Russian Federation (border length 815 km), to the south-east by Azerbaijan (460 km), to the south by Armenia (197 km) and to the south-west by Turkey (248 km).


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