Stockholm: A delegation of the Georgian Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture is on an official visit to Sweden. this Visit come as part of the “Save Nature-Georgia” Project. Representatives of both countries shared their views on Air Quality Monitoring, Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation, Ecotourism activities and Statndard data analysis and also discussed the future opportunity.
The meeting at the Sweden was attended by Khatuna Zaldastanishvili, who is Head of the Swedish Embassy in Georgia, along with the Central Implementing Unit of the Project “Save Nature – Georgia”.Project Manager Natia Beridze was also present during the meeting between both sides.
During their visit to Sweden, members of the delegation also visited two of Sweden’s most popular national parks, namely Fernnefjörden and Tiuresta Park. Here the member of the Delegation learned the specifications and best practices of Swedish national parks management. They also learnt the basics that can be implemented in the park management of Georgia.
Delegation members of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia also met with Irakli Khutsurauli during this Visit.
The conversation between sides also touched upon Georgia and Sweden’s successful environmental cooperation in the past years.
Irakli Khutsurauli specifically stated, the Swedish government gives great importance to the protection as well as conversation of Georgia’s natural heritage and extends its support for the implementation of various environmental projects.
One of the best examples of Swedish projects in Georgia is the project “Save Nature-Georgia”.
Notably, Under the framework of the grant agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of Sweden, the project “Save Nature – Georgia” was initiated successfully in 2021.
The goal of the project was to expand the atmospheric air quality monitoring network in Georgia and improve air quality. The other important objective of the project includes improving the sustainable management of natural resources, promoting biodiversity protection and restoration, and strengthening the institutional capabilities of the Ministry and its departments.
It is worth mentioning that the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, supported by the Swedish Government’s International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is executing a number of important activities within Georgia.
It includes the opening of two new, modern standard air quality monitoring stations. Moreover By the end of 2023 the air quality monitoring network will be expanded with addition of 8 automatic and one mobile station. The environmental-related activity of the Georgian government are positively assessed in the EU report.