Environment & Energy

Climate action. Green governance. Sustainable development.

Once known as a biodiversity hotspot, teeming with life, Georgia now faces significant environmental challenges caused by both direct human activity within the area and global consequences of Climate Change. The country is highly vulnerable to climatic events that have become more frequent in recent years. Its unique biodiversity and rich natural resources are threatened by Climate Change and over-exploitation. Uneven enforcement of the environmental legislation, unsustainable use of natural resources, low awareness about the causes and impacts of climate change, and delays to introduce sustainable urban development and waste management practices, leads to biodiversity loss, land and forest degradation, and air and water pollution. In the energy sector, Georgia strives to ensure long-term energy security but continues to depend on external sources and the usage of fossil fuels. The insufficient use of renewables and low efficiency in energy supply and consumption remain a challenge.

Partnership for green solutions

UNDP assists Georgia to expand access to green solutions and make environmental issues an integral part of development. We promote sustainable environmental management, climate action and disaster risk reduction. Our partnership with the Government, local authorities, research institutions, private sector and communities allows us to assist in the adoption of sustainable policies, carry out comprehensive research and roll out green initiatives in every region of Georgia.

Programmes and Initiatives

Green Cities
Reducing the risk of climate-driven disasters in Georgia
Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Areas
GEF Small Grants Programme

1.7 Million Georgians


with the new multi-hazard early warning system project, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Government of Georgia and Government of Switzerland, and implemented through UNDP.

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