Japan provides funding for UNDP’s forest management program in Georgia

Georgia Materials 8 April 2022 12:16 (UTC +04:00)
Maryana Ahmadova
Maryana Ahmadova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 8. Japan has provided the UN Development Program (UNDP) with funding in the amount of $920,000 for forest management program in Georgia, Trend reports via the press service of the UNDP.

According to the statement, this contribution will be aimed at supporting Georgia’s sustainable forest management reform by protecting forests from degradation and irrational logging, and achieve the increase in their capacity to capture greenhouse gas emissions.

Within the framework of this initiative, UNDP will also carry out a pilot project in Georgia’s Mtskheta-Mtianeti region to engage locals in the forest management reform, provide access for renewable energy sources, and support employment and sustainable livelihood for 43,000 people.

“Japan has set out an ambitious plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. As we pursue our national decarbonization goals, we also contribute to UNDP’s Climate Promise initiative and support countries to build low-carbon economies and bring about green economic growth,” Ambassador of Japan to Georgia Akira Imamura said.


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