The Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committees deliberated the joint Thematic Inquiry on Challenges and Opportunities of Decarbonization in Georgia.
As the Chair of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee, Maia Bitadze mentioned, the Thematic Inquiry implies the development of specific recommendations, existing progress, and challenges in achieving the target indicators.
As Khatia Tsilosani, a member of the Inquiry Group noted, all the agencies that are responsible for developing a certain action plan to fulfill the obligations under the Paris Agreement participated in the event – “In order to fulfill the commitments under the Paris Agreement, it is incumbent on the agencies to develop a certain action plan in order to reach the target rate.”
The Thematic Inquiry started on June 20, 2022, and is being carried out within the framework of the “Environmental Protection, Climate Change Resilience and Democratic Sustainability Promotion in Georgia” program.
The research aims to identify the existing challenges for achieving the goals of the decarbonization policy in Georgia at the legislative and institutional levels and to prepare relevant recommendations.
The technical terms of the thematic research are publicly available, and the questionnaire developed by the Thematic Inquiry Group was submitted to about 40 organizations, including non-governmental organizations, business associations, scientific centers, independent experts, representatives of the academic circle, and international organizations.
The Thematic Inquiry is carried out with the financial support of the UK Government by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).