Conference on Prospects of Developing Adjara’s Coastal Zone in the Context of Climate Change


On 2 March 2017, CENN together with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Parliament of Georgia, National Environmental Agency, Adjara A/R Government in Batumi held a conference on Prospects of Developing Adjara’s Coastal Zone in the context of Climate Change.     The following key issues were discussed at the conference: intensified coastal erosion and retreat of the shoreline in Adjara under average long-term sea level rise due to global warming; evaluating the vulnerability of facilities and infrastructure serving various purposes located within coastal areas; and the evolution of coastal morphodynamics for upcoming decades. Presentations on climate change scenarios in Adjara coastal zone and on the sustainability of coastal recreational resources were also presented at the conference in terms of potential increase of sea level expected in the 21st century.     The aim of the conference was to introduce stakeholders to coastal zone problems related to global warming and unsustainable use of natural resources, and ways to address and mitigate the challenges. During the meeting, stakeholders discussed minerals’ management policy issues. Development of an Action Plan to solve specific challenges faced by all stakeholders in this direction was agreed among the participants as well.     Conference was held on 2 March 2017 in Hotel Sheraton, Batumi. The conference was organized within the following CENN’s ongoing programs:     Promoting Environmental and Social Accountability in the Mining Sector in the Caucasus with the financial support of German Fund Bread for the World (BftW) and Empowering Modern Research Practices of the Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions, in partnership with the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and PMC Research Center. For additional information, please contact:   Nino Gaprindashvili CENN t +99532 275 19 03/04 f +99532 275 19 05 m +995 593 92 48 44                                                                SHARE THIS: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Google

III Regional Meeting on Promoting Responsible Mining in Caucasus


On 1-2 February 2017, CENN organized III regional meeting within the framework of the project Promoting Environmental and Social Accountability in the Mining Sector in the Caucasus. The meeting was attended by the partner organizations from Armenia and Azerbaijan, Local Working Groups (LWGs) from mining affected regions from Lori region (Armenia), Ganja-Gazakh Economic region (Azerbaijan) and Imereti, Kakheti, Tkibuli, Kvemo Kartli and Shida Kartli (Georgia).     The purpose of the meeting was to present the activities implemented within the project and develop action plans for each target country. Furthermore, the main problems caused by irresponsible mining activities at the local level were presented during the meeting.     The aim of the project is to reduce poverty, enhance environmental education and awareness, enhance environmental and social security related to mining activities and foster sustainable rural development.     The project is being implemented with the financial support of the German fund, Bread for the World.  

Bulachauri Green Center Hosted Green Ideas Workshop


On February 6-7 young and creative minds gathered at the Bulachauri Green Centre and worked together with CENN mentors. As an active supporter of the youth initiatives, CENN hosted a two-day workshop aiming to generate new ideas and initiatives and support youth activism in the regions of Georgia.   The first day of the event was dedicated to the generation of new ideas from young participants; best ideas were selected and supported by mentors during the second day of the workshop. Two teams have already started idea implementation activities. Among them are Telavi Flea Market community and green YouTube channel Greenvironment.   As a continuation of successful two-day workshop, CENN team will help young innovators in the implementation of their initiatives on the return to their home regions.   Please see a short coverage on what took place during the event.      


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