Improving Environmental Reporting in Georgia

Series of workshops were organized for more than 50 representatives of regional and central media outlets, working on environmental, social and economic issues in December in Kakheti and Borjomi regions. Khatuna Gogaladze, Founder of the Georgia’s Environmental Outlook (GEO), in line with other local and international trainers delivered presentations aimed to increase the awareness on waste related issues, including national policy and legal framework, enforcement, sources of information, health and environment effects, fines, EPR new concept, etc; encourage media professionals to participate in the environmental activities; improve the quality and quantity of coverage of environmental/waste related issues; as well as in long-term perspective, enhance awareness among the general public, business and governmental circles on relevant issues. The two-day meetings were initiated within the framework of the project “Technical Assistance for awareness and communication to improve waste management practices in Georgia and the visibility of EU support to the sector”, being implemented in Georgia with the financial support of the European Union in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, LEPL Environmental Information and Education Center (EIEC).