The USAID-funded Initiative Institutionalization of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Georgian Regions (ICCAMGR) is a four-year program designed to foster climate change adaptation measures in regions of Georgia through institutionalization of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the local and national levels by building of capacities of local authorities. The program is implemented by the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG).
The Project is a flagship initiative which integrates environmental and climate change considerations into agenda of the LAs of Georgia. The Project envisages establishment of special units on climate change, environment and sustainable agriculture at the level of self-government to ensure, among other, implementation of a broad range of statutory functions of LAs on natural resources management, spatial planning and sustainable development stipulated in the Organic Law of Georgia on Local Self-Governance and sectoral legislation.
The project’s geographical area is entire territory of the Georgia, and the main target groups of the project are all 70 municipalities of Georgia, except Tbilisi and Akhalgori - members of the NALAG.
Foster climate change adaptation and mitigation through establishment of institutional and organizational capacities for the local authorities, as well as promote the climate adaptation and mitigation measures at the local level and consideration of climate change related local problems in related national policy, involve the local authorities of Georgia in discussion and decision-making on climate change at the local, national and international level and ensure sustainability of existing climate change adaptation and mitigation measures at the local level