In the framework of the second meeting of the Georgian National Initiative Group the renewed Georgian National Determined Contributions (NDC) document was reviewed and as a result of this meeting with the involvement of group members was developed a package of changes (in English and Georgian) and proposed to the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia, Department of Climate Change for review. The document is signed by the majority of NIG Georgia members.
Caucasus Network for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions (Sustainable Caucasus) in partnership with Geneva University is implementing the project “Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus: Enhancing Regional Cooperative Action for the Benefit of the Caucasus Mountain Region” (SCAC) supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project aims at reducing the vulnerability of populations to climate-induced natural hazards and strengthening regional cooperation on climate change adaptation (CCA) and sustainable mountain development.
On June 30th, 2020 the second online Meeting of National Initiative Group of Georgia (NIG Georgia) took place. The main purpose of the meeting was to agree on cooperation mechanisms and joint systemic actions to strengthen collaboration between the academic sector and practitioners to eliminate existing problems for sustainable development of mountainous regions, including effective management of natural disasters and climate change adaptation.
On May 8, 2020 a meeting of the experts of the project “Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus (SCAC)” implemented by the Sustainable Caucasus and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the working group of the Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) took place at the CMSA.
Maps and layers as part of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) illustrations are online on the Caucasus Spatial Data Infrustructure (C-SDI) GeoNode platform:
On February 24th, 2020 meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation took place in Armenia, bringing together the scientists and practitioners.
Meeting participants were introduced to the project “Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus (SCAC)” and its main components, as well as activities undertaken such as results of the second Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF 2019) and the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA), Preliminary Assessment of the Situation of Higher Education and Risk Mapping in DRM and Higher Education in Disaster Risk Reduction. The audience, mainly including potential National Initiative Group (NIG) Armenia members, was provided with the presentations about Advocacy Roadmap and the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA).
On February 5th, at the Institute of Geography Academy of Science, the first meeting of the National Initiative Group of Azerbaijan (NIG Azerbaijan) on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners.
The Initiative Group in Azerbaijan is responsible the advocacy of the science-policy interface strengthening and the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) promotion.
On December 18, the First National Meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation in Georgia took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners. The meeting covered the overview of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) and the introduction of the Advocacy Roadmap, developed for strengthening the cooperation between academia and practitioners.
On 30 October – 1 November 2019 the Second Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) was held in Ankara, Turkey, gathering about 200 participants from the six countries of the Caucasus Ecoregion, as well as from Austria, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway United Kingdom, Ukraine, etc. The Second CMF was hosted by Ankara University, Department of Geography.
On 12-13 June 2019 the working meeting on the second Caucasus Environmental Outlook (CEO) methodology under the project “Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in South Caucasus (SCAC)” was held at Sustainable Caucasus Office in Tbilisi, Georgia.