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Renewable Energy Can Save Unique Colchis Forests

Renewable energy reduces tree cutting, saves forests and improves rural livelihoods. These and other findings were revealed by a pilot initiative which tested the use of firewood alternatives and energy efficiency measures in the villages located in a buffer zone of Machakhela National Park. The initiative was undertaken in 2016-2017 …

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Georgia to Introduce Performance Appraisal System in Civil Service

Best models of performance appraisal in civil service were discussed at a workshop on November 8, 2017, attended by over 60 Georgian Government officials and representatives of international organizations. The event is part of the preparations for introducing a performance appraisal system in Georgia’s civil service starting from January 1, …

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Georgian Platform Budget Monitor Wins World Summit Awards

Georgian platform “Budget Monitor”of State Audit office is among winners of World Summit Awards. The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. WSA is an international platform for cut edge examples on how ICTs can have an …

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GIFT Festival Hosts Contemporary Circus Group from Finland

Lähtö is the latest production of visual theatre company WHS. Directed by magician and visual artist Kalle Nio, the performance brings to the stage a couple that has drifted apart from each other and is now floating in the middle of dreamlike imagery and illusions. Inspired by the work of …

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Last Night of Tbilisi 20th Jazz Festival

The 20th anniversary Tbilisi Jazz Festival closed yesterday at Tbilisi Concert Hall, performing Papuna Sharikadze, a Georgian jazz artist with special guest, bassist Eddie Gomez. During the concert, the young Georgian musician accompanied Eddie Gomez along with well-known hits, as well as Megrelian ”Nana”. Legendary Stanley Clarke performed on the …

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The EU to Allocate 2.2 billion Euros for Clean Energy Projects

The program “Horizon 2020” allocates 2.2 billion euros for clean energy projects in four interconnected areas: renewable energy sources, energy-efficient buildings, electric power and storage facilities. It also includes 200 million euros to elaborate and produce next generation electric batteries that will play an important role in reducing dependence on …

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Georgia Revises Soil Quality Standards

The new soil quality standards will be introduced in Georgia to replace the outdated normative requirements, which have been in effect since 1980s, and protect soil and agriculture lands from the adverse impact of economic and other activities. The new standards have been developed by the Ministry of Environment and …

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