Minister Levan Davitashvili attend a preliminary meeting of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

The preliminary meeting of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) was organized through coordination with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, as well as the Embassies of Italy and United Kingdom. Opening remarks at the event were delivered by the Minister Levan Davitashvili. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) will take place in Glasgow, during the period of October 3 – November 12, 2021. 

“Almost every country awaits the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is the 26th consecutive meeting under the Paris Agreement. It is crucial to embrace that we already have a document with very precise and accurate Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); an international assessment of the document has stressed out that Georgia is one of the most runner-up countries with a climate change strategy and action plan, which has already been accepted by the Government and which has been designed in accordance with the international standards” – Minister Davitashvili stated. 

Minister Davitashvili also briefed on a major impact that environmental pollution entails for the everyday life of the country, as well as various areas of economy and agriculture; he also stressed out how it affects each and every citizen. 

Attendees to the meeting provided information on responsibilities of various countries for tackling challenges related to the Climate Change; they also scrutinized various efforts undertaken by Georgia for fighting the climate change-driven challenges and mediating risks. 

The meeting was attended by the Italian Ambassadors to Georgia: H.E. Enrico Valvo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Georgia, H.E. Mark Clayton, H.E. Kelly C. Degnan, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the USA to Georgia, as well as representatives of various public and private sector attended the meeting.