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Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals Kicks off in Batumi

The City of Batumi is hosting the first national discussion about Sustainable Development Goals, a new global development agenda, on Friday, 25 September 2015, 13:00, Hotel Radisson Batumi.

The discussion is organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, Government Administration of Georgia, Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara and Batumi City Hall.

The event will also see the launch of a new four-year project that will help Batumi to introduce sustainable urban transport and make another step forward to becoming a Green City. 

Journalists are invited to attend:

Friday, 25 September 2015, 13:00, Hotel Radisson Batumi

Who:

  • Shombi Sharp, Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia
  • Gigla Agulashvili, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
  • Archil Khabadze, Chairman of Ajara AR Government
  • Giorgi Ermakovi, Mayor of Batumi
  • Nino Davitashvilii, Advisor of Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning and Coordination Department at the Government Administration of Georgia 

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About Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The new global agenda will replace Millennium Development Goals and, until 2030, will determine the global course of actions to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all and protect the environment. The Sustainable Development Goals will be endorsed by the world’s leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 which takes place in New York, USA, on 25-27 September, on the side-lines of the United Nations General Assembly.

About the project Green Cities: Integrated Sustainable Transport in the City of Batumi and the Ajara region (ISTBAR): A four-year USD 1.2 initiative promotes sustainable urban transport in the City of Batumi and Region of Ajara and facilitates national policies on green urban development. The initiative is funded by the Global Environmental Facility and supported by UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and Batumi Municipality.