BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 3. As part of the EU4Environment program, UNEP’s (UN Environment Program) work in Georgia has focused on waste, sustainable public procurement, and eco-innovation, UNEP Europe Office told Trend.
“On waste, UNEP has supported Georgia with the development of a national waste management action plan for 2022-2026. On sustainable public procurement (SPP), UNEP has supported the drafting of legal provisions, and organized trainings on ecolabelling and the development of SPP criteria,” the source said.
UNEP’s work on eco-innovation was focused on supporting eight small and medium enterprises (SMEs), listed below, to develop innovative business models. Those SMEs were mostly involved in the agriculture and hospitality sectors.
Cooperation between UNEP and Georgia will continue under the EU4Environment program, focusing on the topics of waste, eco-innovation and sustainable public procurement, UNEP Europe Office said.
Meanwhile, Georgia is one of six countries where UNEP helps to preserve natural capital increase environmental well-being by unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and better managing environmental risks, the source noted.
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