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    Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ministry of External Affairs Economy of and Sustainable Development and State Ministry of Georgia on European and Euro Atlantic Integration Climate risks and hazards are already increasing and evident in the Caucasus region therefore introduction of integrated approach in identification of common risks in planning and application of innovative adaptation practices can increase a number of options that government and population can exercise to tackle with climate risk to improve environment and reduce poverty Agenda for the VII Annual International Conference November 10 2011 10 00 10 30 Opening Ceremony 10 30 11 00 Welcoming Remarks Giorgi Khachidze Minister of Environment Protection of Georgia Boris Iarochevitch Deputy Head of Delegation Delegation of the European Union to Georgia Dr Felix Näscher Director General the Office of Forests Nature and Landscape Principality of Liechtenstein 11 00 11 30 General Introduction of the Issue Sophiko Akhobadze Executive Director of the REC Caucasus Session One 11 30 12 00 National Climate Change Policies of the South Caucasus countries and their positions towards COP 17 Chairman Giorgi Zedginidze Giorgi Zedginidze Deputy Minister of Environment Protection of Georgia Samvel Amirkhanyan Advisor of Minister Ministry of Nature Protection of Republic of Armenia 12 00 12 30 Discussion Questions Country and region specific institutional and technical challenges and needs SC countries face in meeting post Cancun reporting obligations How support can be directed to meet these challenges Are the funding mechanisms in place and how much work has been done in this area that we can use as a starting point Challenges for South Caucasus in evaluation of CC impact National and regional priority issues adaptation measures effectiveness donor co operation Prospects for co operation 1 2 30 13 00 Coffee Break Session Two 13 00 14 00 Climate Change adaptation perspectives of Civil Society Chairman Nino Chkhobadze ELKANA Presentation Importance of agricultural biodiversity and sustainable agriculture for the climate change adaptation in Georgia Mariam Jorjadze Elene Shatberashvili RECC BO ARMENIA Approaches to identification and implementation of adaptation response to climate change impact for conservation and sustainable use of agro biodiversity in arid and semi arid ecosystems of Armenia Dshkhuhi Sahakyan Armine Simonyan ECOVISION Dedoplistskaro Municipality Sectoral Planning on the Basis of Landscape Ecological Background Gia Sopadze ECO TEAM Presentation Raising awareness on issues of climate change and promotion of renewable energy sources in Armenia and world Artashes Sargsyan SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Presentation Energy security of the Azerbaijan Republic and the problem of sustainable development of alternative energy sources Fikret Djafarov ENERGY ECOLOGY ECONOMY Presentation Influences of Regional Change of the Climate on the Environment Shamil Movsumov ARMENYAN Mainstreaming Climate Change Considerations into Tourism Zhanna ECOTURISME ASSOSIATION Galyan 14 00 14 30 Discussion 14 30 15 30 Lunch Session Three 15 30 16 30 Climate Change adaptation perspectives of the Academia Tamaz Chelidze On the climate change in Georgia in the past at present and in the future what should be done for filling the gaps M Nodia Institute of Geophysics of Iv

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  • REC project in Armenia
    REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 24 Oct Development of DRR System in Armenia 2011 On October 21 st 2011 RA ministry of Emergency Situations UNDP Armenia and Foundation of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction aorganized conference dedicated to National Strategy of DRR in RA The Goal of the Conference was to further promote rapid and sustainable development of the DRR system in Armenia During the Conference major development of DRR system in Armenia for last year s was introduced the process of developing DRR Strategy in the country was discussed major directions for further development of DRR system in Armenia has been outlined Head of departments of RA Ministries Marzpets representatives from Embassies and International Organizations have been attending the conference Greeting remarks have been given by RA Minister of Emergency Situations Mr Armen Yeritsyan and United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mrs Dafina Gercheva During the plenary sessions National Study on DRR accomplished within the framework of Views from Frontline project by Regional Environmental Center for Caucasus Armenia Branch Office and Oxfam GB Armenia Office has been presented by REC Caucasus Armenia BO Agro biodiversity National Team Leader Ms Dshkhuhi Sahakyan and Oxfam GB Armenia Country Director Ms Margarita Hakobyan Photo exhibition Dzayn Bazmots dedicated to the International day of

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  • REC project in Armenia
    being implemented in the frames of Partnership for Environment About us Who We Are Structure Managment Board of directors International Advisory Council Staff Organisational Chart Documents Annual Reports RECs Network News News All Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 21 Oct Caspian Technologies for the Environment CTE the International Exhibition and Conference for Environmental Protection Caspian Technologies for the Environment CTE the International Exhibition and Conference for Environmental Protection which is officially supported by the Government of Azerbaijan will be held on 2 4 November 2011 at Expo center in Baku Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Mr Bagirov invited representatives of environmental NGOs the private and public

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  • REC project in Armenia
    Board of directors International Advisory Council Staff Organisational Chart Documents Annual Reports RECs Network News News All Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 21 Oct International Camp of Young Environmentalists The newly established environmental youth movement of Azerbaijan IDEA International Dialogue on Environmental Action jointly with United Nations Development Programme organizes International Camp of Young Environmentalists The camp will be held on 24 27 November 2011 in Gabala picturesque city of Azerbaijan situated in foothills of Greater Caucasus This camp aims to contribute to the growing community of environmentalists in the region and around the world who are interested in establishing working relations between different environmental groups and

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  • REC project in Armenia
    Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 21 Oct First Field visits within Agro biodiversity Project On October 19 2011 REC Caucasus Armenia team and project experts have conducted first field visits within the EU funded project Identification and implementation of adaptation response to Climate Change impact for Conservation and Sustainable use of agro biodiversity in arid and semi arid ecosystems of South Caucasus The aim of the field visits was to get familiar with the pre selected areas conduct filed inventories meet with relevant state authorities in target areas and discuss development of vulnerability profiles for agro biodiversity resources in priority areas of the most vulnerable arid and semi arid ecosystems in the respective administrative areas of target regions During the field visits targeting two regions Ararat and Vayots Dzor regions several field meetings have been held with the Head of Agricultural and Environmental department of Ararat marzpetaran Deputy Marzpet of Vayots Dzor marzpetaran and Heads of Agricultural departments chief specialists and other relevant representatives of Agricultural departments in the target regions In the meetings project main goals strategy activities planned and implemented within the project have been outlined by agro biodiversity project National Team Leader Ms Dshkhuhi Sahakyan While presenting various questions on the selection process of vulnerable arid and

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  • REC project in Armenia
    Staff Organisational Chart Documents Annual Reports RECs Network News News All Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 20 Oct Yerevan s zoo celebrates 70th anniversary and introduces a new animal care concept This project is one of the numerous reforms launched at the zoo marking its 70th anniversary this year The improvement program has been initiated by the new director president of the Preservation Fund for Wildlife and Cultural Values Mr Ruben Khachatryan By reorganization of the park the personnel of Yerevan Zoo makes an attempt to turn the zoo into a reserve where animals inhabit in as spacious areas as possible and people visiting the zoo get a chance to not simply see an animal locked in a cage but can watch him in a more natural environment study and better understand their vital importance in the nature The area is suitable for creating such conditions as only 6 ha of the 35 hectare park is currently used Mr Khachatryan believes that foreign experts participation in the project is highly important While new plans are being made taken from the world practices in this sphere visitors now notice the improvements made at the zoo If compared to last year it is obvious that the space has been

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  • REC project in Armenia
    Efficient and Cleaner Production RECP Demonstration component project www recp am is being implemented in the frames of Partnership for Environment About us Who We Are Structure Managment Board of directors International Advisory Council Staff Organisational Chart Documents Annual Reports RECs Network News News All Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 10 Oct The EU greenhouse gas emission increases Recent reports published by the European Environment Agency EEA and the European Commission said the EU increased greenhouse gas emission by 2 4 percent in 2010 Despite this slight increase past year since 1990 the EU has decreased its emissions by 15 5 percent while the economy grew by 42 percent in the same period of time Connie Hadegaard European Commissioner for Climate Action underlined the importance of breaking the link between carbon emissions and economic growth The EU 15 feels positive about reducing emission by more than 8 percents therefore achieving Kyoto Protocol a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC or FCCC aimed at fighting global warming The EU continued decoupling emissions from GDP during the recession Between 2008 and 2009 emissions fell by 7 1 percent in the EU 27 much more than the around 4 percent contraction in GDP However last

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  • REC project in Armenia
    Chart Documents Annual Reports RECs Network News News All Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Regional News International News REC Caucasus News Newsletters Announcements Vacancies Announcements Vacancies Focal Areas Water Land Forest Biodiversity Green Economy Energy Disaster risk reduction DRR Climate Change RECP Resource efficiency and cleaner production Programmes Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Capacity Development and Information Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Environmental Policy and Integration Program Profile Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Our Services Consulting Advocating Advising Capacity Building Confidence Building Events Library Environmental Reports Environmental Publications REC Caucasus Publications International Conventions Processes International Conventions International Processes Useful Links Environmental Calendar 2014 Contact Us 05 Oct Integrated Border Management in focus of international meeting On October 5 2011 International Advisors of the South Caucasus Integrated Border Management SCIBM Programme got together in Tbilisi to review the progress made by the programme since its inception in 2010 and hear the presentations of the three country offices in Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia Representatives of the European Union embassies of the EU member states and the United States in Georgia the United Nations Development Programme UNDP and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development ICMPD and Media representatives attended the

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