Under the initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, the meeting of the II working group of the National Forest Program within the program “Sustainable Use of Alternative Energy Resources and Wood” was held, where the ways of mitigation of the influence on forest, improvement of energy efficiency and the use of alternative renewable energy were discussed.
„Today, one of the priorities in the country is the energy efficiency and sustainable management of the forest. At the meeting held together with the donor organizations and stakeholders, we discussed exactly the mentioned important issue- how it is possible to decrease the influence on the forest by means of alternative energy resources”-stated Iuri Nozodze - the Deputy Minister of the Environment and Agriculture during his speech.
At the meeting, the participants discussed about the implementation of the pilot programs. These projects envisage the implementation of alternative renewable energy recourses and facilitation of production of the energy efficient heaters.
Activities of sustainable usage of alternative energy recourses and wood was implemented under the financial support of Governments of Germany and Austria, also with the technical support of German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN).
The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Academic Groups, Non-governmental Organizations and City Hall of Akhmeta Municipality.