Georgia will Develop National Strategy of Sustainable Urban Transport

Feb 28, 2017

Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, and Gigla Agulashvili, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, address the meeting participants. Photo: Daro Sulakauri/UNDP

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), organised the first national discussion about sustainable urban transport.

Opened by Gigla Agulashvili, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, and Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, the event launched a series of national discussions that are meant to lead Georgia to developing a national concept of sustainable urban transport including for the first national strategy and policy framework.

The development of Georgia’s first national strategy on sustainable urban transport will bring together a range of stakeholders, such as the Government and Parliament, local authorities, civil society organizations, academia and international partners.

The Georgian non-government organization “Partnership for Road Safety” and the Dutch non-government organization MOVE Mobility will contribute with expertise and resources.   

The strategy will be grounded on the national vision, strategic directions and priorities of sustainable urban transport, which will be identified as a result of national discussions. It will include the guidelines for local authorities and will propose institutional and financial mechanismს for coordinating sustainable urban transport on the national, regional and local levels.

The process will be led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia with support from UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF) based on the experience of their joint initiative “Batumi – Green City” that promotes green urban development in the region of Ajara.    

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