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Implementation of the principles and practices of the Shared Environmental Information System in the Eastern Partnership countries (ENI SEIS II East)

The project aims to improve environmental governance in the Eastern Partnership countries and implement the principles of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS). The overall goal of the project is to share best European practices for environmental data analysis, storage, management and accessibility, and take effective measures to enhance implementation at the national level. The project comprises following components in Georgia:

•Water component: Development of water resources indicators and statistics; Development of Regional and National Reports on Water Resources; Development of Water Information System in Georgia (WIS-Georgia)


•Land Component: Study of the CORINE Land Cover (CLC) methodology in the selected areas and elaborate the appropriate land cover layers for the pilot area - Tbilisi and its surroundings (50 km X50 km)


•Biodiversity Component: Develop capacities for the establishment of the Emerald Network and reporting on species and habitat types; Introduction of a comparable indicator on protected areas at the regional level


•Air Component: Improve air quality monitoring, data exchange and assessment capabilities; Placing Georgian air quality data on the map of the European Air Quality Index


•Regular state of environment assessment: Promoting implementation of the European Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) practice in Georgia through increasing capacities of local experts and sharing experience. Introduction of an indicator-based assessment report on the environment.


•Strengthening administrative capacities at the national level, supporting environmental statistics,  data and information and supporting decision-making processes, which will be in compliance with the best practices of the European Union / European Environment Agency (EEA)
 
 
Budget
7 000 000 EUR

 
Beneficiaries
6 Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova,and Ukraine
 

Donor
European Union - EU DG NEAR, under the frame of the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI II)


Implementing party
European Environment Agency (EEA)
National level: Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, National Statistics Office of Georgia
 

Contact information
National Focal Point of the Project, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture:
Maia Javakhishvili - maia.javakhishvili@mepa.gov.ge
 

National Focal Point of the Project, National Statistics Office of Georgia:
Vasil Tsakadze - vtsakadze@geostat.ge 

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