The main goal of the study was to collect the information from the municipalities of Georgia, process the collected information in order to describe the existing situation in the municipalities, verify the trends in the fields related to climate change, describe existing problems related to geo hazards, agriculture, forestry, exploitation of natural resources, anthropogenic impacts, etc. In addition to abovementioned, the Study covered collection and analysis of information regarding institutional capacities in place and measures undertaken at the municipal level to combat climate change problems, e.g. projects implemented to address climate change adaptation and mitigation in the municipalities.
The given study was initiated to prepare the review of functions and powers, as well as of the existing practice, of different European countries’ local authorities in the field of climate change and environment. The countries with different territorial and administrative arrangement selected for the study are Poland, Italy and Great Britain.
The study is designed to benefit the key Georgian governmental ministries, municipal authorities, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. The Analysis will be the first report on the capacities of the local authorities and their abilities to respond to and address the climate change issues and provide environmental management
Elaborated on the basis of the ICCAMGR studies, the Road Map provides a focused analysis of the economic sectors related to climate change impacts as well as the establishment of a national regulatory policy framework. This framework will define the role, responsibilities, requirements and technical capacities of local authorities.
On April 1, 2016, ICCAMGR hosted its first National Conference entitled Climate Change on Local Level: Policy and Action. The main purpose of the Conference was to review and officially approve the Road Map on Climate Change Adaptation. In addition, the participants learned from the international experience about practical mechanisms for integrating local authorities into national decision making processes. During the conference, the national governmental agencies presented their visions of integrating municipal authorities into the process of environmental protection and climate change adaptation in Georgia.
The ICCAMGR program embraces facilitation of 7 training sessions on various aspects of climate change tailored for all municipal working groups and relevant national government representatives to meet the needs of local authorities in terms of tackling with existing local climate change problems and related institutional set-up to respond them. The training modules are developed to build further capacities in landscape protection, agriculture, land management, tourism, natural disasters prevention, spatial planning or energy efficiency. Such approach will diversify capacities of the Commissions in different aspects of CC.