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Decree 54/2020 establishing the Climate Change Council

legislation type Executive
Decree
Passed in 2021
This decree creates the Climate Change Council and defines its composition and mission.
The Council is composed of representatives of several Ministries and public authorities. The Council’s core mission is to ensure the efficient implementation of the Paris Agreement. 

The Council is in charge of: 
-       deliberating on the issues related to the preparation and implementation of the NDC, reviews, recommending and submitting updated NDCs to the Secretariat of the Convention; 
-       discussing the national system for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) within the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), to implement the Paris Agreement in Georgia, and, in case it is approved, shall initiate the decision-making process by the government of Georgia; 
-       reviewing the national communications of Georgia to the Convention, biennial update reports and the reports on the fulfilment of the nationally determined contribution, and, if those are approved, shall initiate the decision-making process by the government of Georgia; 
-       reviewing the national program of Georgia prepared for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and, in case it is approved, shall address the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia with the relevant recommendation; 
-       reviewing the projects to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Convention Adaptation Fund (AF), Climate Technologies Centre and Network (CTCN) and other financial institutions working on the climate change issues, and, in case the project is approved, shall address the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia with the recommendation to support the projects; 
-       reviewing the national strategies and plans related to climate change and, in case of approval, shall initiate the decision-making process by the government of Georgia;
-       establishing and approve the task forces for relevant economic sectors; 
-       With the view to achieving the objectives of the Council and participating in its activities, the Council can invite representatives from other ministries, government agencies and organisations, private sector, international organisations, as well as other experts and stakeholders.

Documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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