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GREENING THE COAST AND BLUEING THE SEA FOR A RESILIENT GEORGIA

GREENING THE COAST AND BLUEING THE SEA FOR A RESILIENT GEORGIA - Κεντρική Εικόνα
Event Date: 
Thursday, 25 February, 2021 - 17:00
Sector of activity: 
Blue Economy
Common Maritime Agenda
Climate Change
Body: 

The Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC PERMIS), the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the World Bank and the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution are organizing a Stakeholder Webinar:

“GREENING THE COAST AND BLUEING THE SEA FOR A RESILIENT GEORGIA: AN INITIATIVE TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND MARINE POLLUTION TO PROMOTE THE COMMON MARITIME AGENDA UNDER THE BLUEING THE BLACK SEA PROGRAM”, which will take place online tomorrow, 25 February 2021, 17:00-19:00 (GMT+4).

The webinar will introduce two recent reports prepared by the World Bank in collaboration with the Government of Georgia: Impacts of Climate Change on Georgia’s Coastal Zone: Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Options and The Cost of Coastal Zone Degradation in Georgia: A Tool for the Coastal Zone Adaptation and the Nationally Determined Contributions. The recommendations provided in these two reports seek to raise the level of urgency needed to reduce the impact of climate change on the coastal zone, address the escalating cost of inaction, and focus on Blue Economy as a vehicle to accelerate climate change adaptation and mitigation measures and contribute to Georgia’s and the region’s socioeconomic development, tourism, and environmental conservation.

The webinar will also offer a platform for the stakeholder community to initiate consultations on priorities and design of Blueing the Black Sea (BBSEA), a proposed regional initiative to tackle marine pollution and catalyze Blue Economy investments in the Black Sea region. The outcome of the webinar will define priorities in pollution prevention, reduction, and control in the Black Sea and the architecture and modalities of the BBSEA regional project. The acquired information will also support a national and regional pollution diagnostic tool that will form the baseline for further action.

We wish to inform you that the Webinar will take place through the Zoom Platform and will be broadcasted live on Facebook. JOIN ZOOM MEETING:

https://worldbankgroup.zoom.us/j/98075861425?pwd=RDliaDlSU3J1Vy9SSytiMEY0b2pBdz09

MEETING ID:   980 7586 1425

Passcode:         &^ntp3DzQC

The working languages are English and Georgian and simultaneous translation will be provided.