The Committee starts the thematic inquiry to identify the de-carbonization challenges.
As the Chair, Maia Bitadze notes the achievement of the national de-carbonization goals requires collaboration between the legislative and executive authorities.
“Georgia has outlined the ambitious plans providing the Paris Agreement on UN Framework Convention on Climate Changes and has assumed significant commitments, namely, Georgia has approved the updated document on the certain share on the national level, by which the country has undertaken to, compared to the index of 1990, mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions by 35% for 2020-2030. Besides, in case, if Georgia is internationally backed, the index will increase to 50-57%. The identification of the de-carbonization national goal challenges and the issue of the respective recommendations will facilitate the Georgian Government in effectively fulfilling the long-term goals and tasks in this direction, and will allow the Parliament to ensure the effective oversight of the Government. “It is crucial to achieve the collaboration between these two state institutions to fulfill and control this complicated process,” Bitadze stated.
She introduced the composition of the Thematic Inquiry Group, composed of the members of the Environmental, the Sector Economy, the Agrarian, and the EU Integration Committees.