On March 4, 2016, at 15:00, at the Room’s Hotel, the USAID funded program Institutionalization of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Georgian Regions (ICCAMGR) held the Second National Workshop to discuss the Road Map findings and recommendations with the secretaries for the commissions on climate change and sustainable development from all the 70 municipalities.
Since 2014, ICCAMGR has established 65 municipal-based commissions on climate change and sustainable development to serve as critical communications links between the local and national authorities. All commission members have received intensive trainings in relevant fields and gained knowledge and skills to identify and effectively adapt to climate change issues in their municipalities.
Currently, ICCAMGR is working to finalize the Road Map, a document which provides a focused analysis of the economic sectors related to climate change impacts and provides recommendations to support national decision-makers.
The ICCAMGR program promotes integration of environmental and climate change considerations into the agenda of local authorities in Georgia. The program started institutionalizing climate change adaptation practices through establishment of special commissions on climate change and sustainable development within local municipal governments. These commissions, or working groups, work to ensure the effective implementation of a broad range of statutory functions of local authorities related to natural resources management, land use and sustainable development.
The U.S. Government supports climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Georgia as an important part of its efforts to promote the effective management and protection of Georgia’s natural resources and the economic well-being of all Georgians.