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Start-up workshop for the development of a new law on EIA and SEA in Georgia

25 - 26 August 2014

Tbilisi

The start-up workshop is organized by the Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia and UNECE in the framework of the Espoo Convention capacity building and technical advice programme aiming to support Georgia in strengthening its national capacity to integrate EIA and SEA procedures into national legal, regulatory and administrative frameworks in order to join the Espoo Convention and its Protocol on SEA

The aim of the workshop is to initiate drafting new legislation on EIA and SEA and developing recommendations to the Government of Georgia on how to fully comply with the Convention and the Protocol. Representatives of relevant Ministries, local authorities, members of the Parliament and other stakeholders, such as NGOs, consultants, private sector representatives are invited to take part at the start-up workshop.

The participants of the workshop will get familiar with:

They will further be invited to provide inputs for the draft outline of the law on EIA and SEA developed by a team of national and international consultants in Cooperation with the Ministry of Environment protection of Georgia.

The project is funded by the European Commission through the four year Programme ‘Greening Economies in the European Neighborhood’ (EaP GREEN).

Document Title

ENG

GE

Other

Provisional Agenda

ENG

GE

List of participants

ENG

GE

Report

ENG

Background documents

Report on analysis of the existing elements and gaps in the national legislation of Georgia related to implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Espoo Convention
Dmytro Skrylnikov, UNECE Consultant

ENG

GE

Recommendations for developing EIA and SEA legislation,
Jerzy Jendroska, UNECE Consultant

ENG

RUS

Review of legislation on environmental impact assessment of Georgia with regard to implementation of the Espoo Convention
Stephen Stec, UNECE Consultant

ENG

RUS

Resource Manual to Support Application of the SEA Protocol

ENG,GE,RUS

General guidance on enhancing consistency between the Convention and environmental impact assessment within State ecological expertise in countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

ENG

RUS

Presentations

Day 1. Drafting a Law on EIA

Introduction to the UNECE Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention); Technical advice and capacity - building activities to support the implementation of the Convention in Georgia within EaP GREEN Programme
Elena Santer, EaP GREEN Project Manager, UNECE Secretariat to the Espoo Convention

ENG

GE

Environmental Impact Assessment in Georgia - Development of the legislation on EIA: history and plans
Tamar Sharashidze, Head of Environmental Impact Permits Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia

ENG

Transposition of the requirements of the Espoo Convention and the EIA EU Directive into the national legislation -  European experience and good practices
Jerzy Jendroska, UNECE Consultant

ENG

GE

Existing national legislation of Georgia relevant to the implementation of the Espoo Convention; Current legal acts, history, previous foreign assistance in this area
Merab Barbakadze, National Consultant

ENG

Analysis of the national legislation related to the implementation of the Espoo Convention
Dmytro Skrylnikov, UNECE Consultant

ENG

GE

Introduction to the envisioned process of the law drafting and agreement on the suggested process with the participants
Irma Melikishvili, National Coordinator

ENG

Day 2. Drafting a Law on SEA

Introduction to the UNECE Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Espoo Convention; Technical advice and capacity - building activities carried out by the Secretariat to support the implementation of the Protocol in Eastern Neighborhood within EaP GREEN Programme
Elena Santer, EaP GREEN Project Manager, UNECE Secretariat to the Espoo Convention

ENG

Transposition of the requirements of the  Protocol on SEA and the EU SEA Directive into the national legislation: European experience and good practice examples
Jerzy Jendroska, UNECE Consultant

ENG

Existing national legislation of Georgia relevant to the implementation of the Espoo Convention; Current legal acts, history, previous foreign assistance in this area
Merab Barbakadze, National Consultant

ENG

Analysis of the national legislation related to the implementation of the Espoo Convention
Dmytro Skrylnikov, UNECE Consultant

ENG


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