Stockholm, Sweden: The Georgian Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture, Nino Tandilashvili, gave a speech at the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on Waste and Chemicals Management.
According to Nino Tandilashvili, after Georgia applied for EU membership, the implementation of international conventions and requirements in practice is of particular importance for the country to successfully fulfil its obligations under the Association Agreement with the EU.
Deputy Minister of Environment and Agriculture Nino Tandilashvili is attending a high-level conference and meetings within the framework of the conference in Stockholm, the capital of the Kingdom of Sweden.
The Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on Waste and Chemicals Management is attended by high-ranking officials from around 70 countries, including John Kerry, Special Representative of the President of the United States for Climate Change.
The conference allows high-level participants to use the interactive platform and exchange their experiences and visions for meeting the requirements of the conventions.
Moreover, the conference also aims to discuss waste management issues and waste reduction in a high political context, raise political awareness and to promote the implementation of the conventions.
During the conference, Nino Tandilashvili participated in the discussions. According to the Deputy Minister, the leaders of the highly developed countries stressed the need to continue joint efforts to reduce waste pollution and increase international funding and support in this area.
Nino Tandilashvili informed the participants of the international conference about the steps taken by Georgia to fulfil the requirements of the conventions.
The Deputy Minister spoke about the process of introducing an extended commitment of the producer, which will allow Georgia to gradually introduce a separate waste collection system, facilitate waste recycling and reduce environmental pollution with waste. Nino Tandilashvili stressed the need for international support in the waste management sector.