Climate

Implementation indicators

  • National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    The legislative framework and software tool for GHG data management, the Climate Action Plan and Long-Term Strategy are under development, while compliance with provisions of Regulation (EU) 525/2013
    should be ensured.
     

  • National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    Draft chapters of the NECP have been submitted to the Secretariat in August 2020. Work on the analytical part of the plan, in particular on the policy scenarios, is still ongoing.

State of compliance

Georgia’s NDC under the Paris Agreement set an unconditional 15% target below the business as usual (BAU) scenario by 2030 and conditional 25% reduction below BAU by 2030. Georgia is currently working on its NDC revision. Preparations of the fourth National Communication are ongoing while the document should be submitted this year.

For the preparation of the national GHG inventory, Georgia leverages on external assistance and outsourced technical expertise. There is still a need for a unified common framework for different sectors including generally applicable reporting formats. The legal framework as a basis for a binding Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system is lacking in Georgia. The legislative framework and software tool for the GHG emissions data management is under development. The processes related to the development of Georgia’s Low Emissions Development Strategy has started in the second half of 2020. Since 2019 the country is in the process of creating
a national system for policies, measures and projections and updating its legislation to be in line with EU standards trough the support of the EU4Climate project.

Georgia has no dedicated climate change legislation. According to the Georgian Law on Energy and Water Supply, the NECP should be an “Annex of the Energy Policy”. It is treated as an overarching strategic document in contrast to the three-year action plans required under the new Law on Energy Efficiency and the Law on the Promotion of the Generation and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. Georgia has set up a core team for NECP development and sent draft chapters of the NECP to the Secretariat for informal comments in August 2020.