The Stakeholder Validation Workshop “National Waste Management Strategy 2016-2030 and the National Waste Management Action Plan 2022-2026” took place on 09-11 March 2022 in Radisson Collection (Tsinandali, Kakheti).
The meeting objectives were to:
- Discuss and validate the revised National Waste Management Strategy 2016-2030 and the National Waste Management Action Plan 2022-2026
- Involve relevant stakeholders in the final discussion on adoption of of updated Waste Management Strategy 2016-2030 and National Waste Action Plan 2022-2026.
The meeting gathered 25 participants from UN Environment Programme, EU delegation; Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Tbilisi Municipality, Government of Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia (SWMCG), and CSOs.
Within EU4Environment’s component 2.4 on “The use of strategic approaches on waste management” UNEP supports countries in promoting development of comprehensive sustainable waste management policies and policy instruments.
UNEP provides technical assistance and stakeholder consultation in Georgia through supporting the update of the National Waste Management Strategy 2016-2030, which will incorporate modified targets and address issues of bio-degradable and hazardous waste, as well as the requirements for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The document will incorporate relevant Action Plan 2022-2026. Both draft National Waste Strategy and the Action Plan 2022 – 2026 will be elaborated and the adoption process by the Government of Georgia will be initiated, including public hearing and inter-ministerial dialogue. The final draft of the National Waste Strategy and Action Plan 2022 – 2026 will be adopted by the resolution of the Government.