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Climate deal in Georgia

By Messenger Staff
Friday, June 9
From June 7, Georgiaís obligations taken through the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change have officially come into play.

Taking the agreement conditions into account, Georgia plans to gradually reduce greenhouse gasses emissions from different economic sectors before 2030 by 15-20%, support climate-friendly technologies, reduce the risks of catastrophes and protect people living at risk due to environmental conditions.

The Paris agreement commits Georgia and 194 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures below 2C above pre-industrial levels and endeavour to limit them even further, to 1.5C.

The deal envisages reviewing each country's contribution to cutting emissions every five years and enabling rich countries to financially help poorer nations to adapt to climate change and use renewable energy sources.

Through the deal, the countries agreed to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100.

The deal is of the utmost importance as it concerns the health and welfare of each person in the word.

Georgia isnít a country with huge economy and if everything is being done as it must it wonít be hard for the country to meet obligations.

Unfortunately, under all environmental issues are ignored when they clash with business interests.

Consecutive governments have also refrained from the technical checking of cars, as thousands of vehicles in Georgia cause serious damage to the environment.

It will be more welcome if the government was more nature-friendly, placing environmental issues above its own interests, as without a healthy environment every achievement loses its importance.

The active participation of the civil society to protect Georgia's natural environment will be the only way to counteract destructive policies by the government and private sector.