Promoting green economy in Georgia
WWF-Caucasus, UNEP and Georgia’s Ministry of Environment Protection presented first in the Caucasus TEEB Scoping Study on the 6th
Biodiversity in Europe Conference held on 18 April 2013 in Batumi, Georgia.The TEEB Scoping Study identifies policy priorities, which will form the basis of a TEEB country study for Georgia, which would make recommendations for meeting policy priorities. The scoping study recommends five priority areas to be examined under a full TEEB study, namely: energy, forestry, agriculture, mining & tourism.
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, in remarks about the 6th
Intergovernmental Biodiversity in Europe Conference said, “ Georgia like many countries now across the world-has undergone a TEEB Scoping study as a way to value its ‘ecological infrastructure’ - one of the central themes of this conference. And indeed many other countries in pan-Europe are working with UNEP and other partners to implement TEEB-related activities.” (cited from teebweb.org)