The three-day training session focused on the development of the state of environment reports in Georgia was held at the hotel Courtyard Marriott, in Tbilisi. The meeting was led by the experts from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and Slovak Environmental Agency (SEA). The representatives of the Governmental Agencies, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia along with the officials of its sub agencies have been engaged in the report preparation process.
The National Report on Environment’s state, trends and prospects aiming to provide a comprehensive assessment is prepared once in four years. The international experts to share their experience with Georgian partners as well as cooperation with them is of utmost importance, currently, national report on environment’s state is underway -was noted by the representative of the Environment and Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Lasha Akhalaia.
The importance of the workshop in terms of the improvement of the capacities of the national experts in carrying out the implementation of the selected indicators, assessment tools and reporting on environment has been underlined by the Head of the Agricultural and Environment Statistics Division at Geostat, Vasil Tsakadze. The training session held under the frame of the ‘’ Implementation of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) principles and practices in the Eastern Partnership countries’’ (ENI SEIS II East project ) is financed by the European Neighborhood Instrument of the European Union funds ENI SEIS East Project.
It is noteworthy, that four-year project is implementing the principles of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)". The project includes a previous cooperation as well as activities undertaken in six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) in 2010-2015. The goal of the project is to enhance relations between EU and Eastern Partnership countries through support of the promotion of environmental protection by strengthening environmental governance. The above mentioned project builds capacity in the fields of biodiversity, water, land, waste, air, communication and environmental assessments and will be continued until 2019.