Georgia implements 18 new projects with support of UNDP
Baku, Azerbaijan, September 25
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Eighteen projects will be implemented in the regions of Georgia with support of UNDP, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.
The projects will be financed by the Small Grants Program of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by United Nations Development Program in cooperation with the ministry.
Minister of Environment and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili emphasized that the implementation of these projects will make a significant contribution to Georgia’s activities in the field of environment and climate change.
“Among the projects, restoration/conservation of rare Georgian wheat varieties, conservation of soil fertility, ecotourism projects and introduction of energy-efficient technologies in alpine pastures of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park should be noted. I think that such initiatives and projects are very important,” Davitashvili said.
According to Resident Rerpesentative of UNDP in Georgia Louise Winton, local residents and non-governmental organizations participate in the program. The program aims to address challenges of the climate change and promote the green economy at the national and environmental level.
The total cost of eighteen projects amounts to $1.1 million. Funding from the GEF Small Grants Program and the UNDP reaches $500,000, and the co-financing raised by participating organizations is $600,000.