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Technical assistance on TIMES-Georgia model development

The project focused on development of TIMES-Georgia model, calibration of its database and creation of several sample scenarios for the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MoEPA). In addition, the project included training of stakeholders in the use of the model and development of user manual. Currently MoEPA is using this model to develop it s long term low emission strategy.

Name of Contractor:  Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Start date: 07/2020

Completion date: 04/2021

Modernization of Vocational Education and Training (VET) System related to Agriculture in Georgia (R020)

The ENPARD (EU) project in agriculture sector is dedicated to the modernization of vocational education and training system related to agriculture sector in Georgia. “Remisisa” was tasked with preparation of draft manual for development of climate smart agriculture (resilient to climate change and low-emission agriculture). This education material was prepared based on previous studies conducted for Georgia’s agriculture sector. Tasks included:

Desk review of existing latest studies for Georgia’s agriculture sector (climate change adaptation strategy for Kakheti, Adjara and Zemo Svaneti regions; climate change adaptation strategy for Georgia’s agriculture sector);

Development of the final document (educational information on climate change impact on Georgia’s agriculture sector and recommended adaptation measures) has been prepared Preparation final document.

Name of Contractor:  UNDP Georgia

Start date: 12/2019

Completion date: 02/2020

Analysis for the preparation of a review of Georgia’s existing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and advisory services to MoENRP for planning NDC implementation

The technical work performed under this project was composed from two activities:

Elaboration of analyses for the preparation of a review of Georgia’s existing INDC/NDC, which included analysis of relevant policies plans and alignment between targets and measures.

Provide advisory services to MoENRP and EaP Climate for planning NDC implementation, which included analysis of current institutional setup for climate change policy development and implementation, and developing a proposal of an institutional structure for coordinating actions around the INDC/NDC and fostering their implementation

Name of Contractor:  GIZ-Project ‘Capacity Development for Climate Policy in Western Balkan, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Start date: 07/2017

Completion date: 02/2018

Home Owners Associations (HOAs) as a driving force of the modern city within the EU project “HOME - The way forward for reforms in the housing sector: empowering grassroots homeowners associations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improvement of the quality of life in Tbilisi through development and effective participation of grass-root home owners associations (HOAs) in housing management. The overall objective will be fulfilled through achievement of the following specific objectives:

1)Strengthening HOA capabilities in Tbilisi to address the issues related to the common property and building management and 2) increasing capacity and accountability of the local municipality/Gamgeobas in Tbilisi in housing management issues.

Name of Contractor: Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG)/ Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa

IWO e.V.

Start date: 2016

Completion date: 2017

Assistance in Development of Final Draft River Basin Management Plan for the Chorokhi – Adjaristskali pilot basin in Georgia

Remissia provided assistance in development of chapter on Climate Change adaptation of the final draft River Basin Management Plan for the Chorokhi –Adjaristskali district pilot basin in Georgia. The assignment contributed to the development of joint River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) for selected river basins. It was a part of service, commissioned by RECC under the EU-funded projects: Environmental Protection of Internal River Basins Project implemented by Hulla&Co Human Dynamics KG in five countries including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

Name of Contractor:  The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (RECC)

Start date: 12/2015

Completion date: 02/2016

NAMA for Low Carbon Buildings in Georgia

Remissia supported Ecofys in development of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) concept and proposal in the area of Energy Efficiency of Buildings in Georgia, which is a key thematic area with high potential in Georgia for both climate change mitigation and local sustainable development. Remissia provided national analysis for development of NAMA concept, including the analysis of administrative, legislation, financial and technical barriers for implementing energy efficiency in buildings sector, analysis of energy audits performed in buildings and overview of Georgia’s construction sector.  Remissia facilitated the process of consultations with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Energy and other line Ministries, local self-government units and private sector representatives. Experts of Remissia provided comments and inputs for the drafts of the proposal.

Name of Contractor:  ECOFYS

Start date: 2014

Completion date: 2015

Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS)/Clean Energy Program

Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS)/Clean Energy Program consisted of three main components:

  • Component 1: Georgian Municipal Energy Efficiency, aiming to support 10 Georgian municipalities in development of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans under Europe’s Covenant of Mayors initiative. Component also included development of monitoring/reporting/verification plans, training the local authorities in developing emission inventories and project proposals, development of awareness raising strategies and others.

  • Component 2: Green Building Rating and Certifying System, aiming to establish a

building rating and certification process in Georgia.

  • Component 3; National EC-LEDS Working Group and Advisory Assistance, aiming at assisting the government of Georgia in development of Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS).

Remissia led Component 1 and developed SEAPs of 10 municipalities, including monitoring plans and 1 monitoring report for Tbilisi. In addition, Remissia developed simplified modeling tool for municipalities to estimate local emissions and impacts of mitigation measures and performed several capacity-building workshops in the use of tool, emission inventory development, project proposal development, monitoring and others.

Under component 3 Remissia led the effort on development and use of MARKAL-Georgia model for developing different LEDS policy scenarios. In addition, Remissia led the working group meetings and development of mitigation measures for energy supply, transport, industry and forestry sectors and corresponding chapters of LEDS, as well as chapter on institutional arrangements and MRV.

Name of Contractor:  Winrock International

Start date: 2013

Completion date: 2017

Development of Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for Batumi

Remissia provided technical support to the city of Batumi in the development of Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). Remissia worked with Batumi city hall to develop Baseline emission inventory, Business as Usual (BAU) Scenario, GHG emissions abatement strategy, measures and policy recommendations, public awareness raising and emissions reduction monitoring plans. Batumi SEAP covers the following sectors: buildings, transport, public lighting, waste and wastewater, green places and urban planning. Batumi SEAP was submitted to Covenant of Mayors in 2014.

Name of Contractor:  Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Start date:  2013

Completion date: 2014

Climate Change and Security in Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Central Asia

Under the auspices of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme launched an assessment process on Climate Change and Security in Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Central Asia. The main aim of the project was to enhance and promote regional stability through transboundary co-operation on adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change. The main outcome was enhanced understanding and awareness of climate change as an energy security threat and the consequent need for regional and bilateral cooperation in adaptation in three regions. Remissia developed national input for Georgia. The analyses included the first-hand updated information at national level available from recent national scientific papers, s on-going and implemented projects’ findings, available statistics, GIS analyses and from consultations with different experts and institutions as necessary. The assessment served as the compilation of the latest existing findings, thus also providing a bibliography to relevant information; and suggestions for the relevant experts to be consulted at the later stage of the project (e.g. to be part of national and/ or regional consultations).

Name of Contractor:  GRID-Arendal

Start date: 2013

Completion date: 2013

Piloting of sustainable tourism development in Georgia through demonstration of renewable and energy efficiency options in Ushguli – high mountainous touristic village in Mestia, Zemo Svaneti

The idea behind the project was to demonstrate the sustainable development of touristic areas in the mountainous regions of Georgia (issue to be initiated by the project at national level), to introduce renewable technologies and energy efficiency measures to the  local community in order to improve energy security of local community (issue to be solved at the local level) and to reduce  GHGs (methane generated from decay of animal waste) which contributes to the global environment and climate change problem. Along with these issues aside effects were also anticipated after the project implementation, such as increase of local awareness and technical capacities, improving local environmental and living conditions. Short-term objective of the project was the introduction to Ushguli households’ modern technologies for biogas energy utilization and ensure their sustainability. To achieve these two different kinds of biogas digesters were installed in two different locations in Ushguli.

Name of Contractor:  Winrock International

Start date: 08/2012

Completion date: 12/2013

Development of Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Tbilisi City

Under this project the Sustainable Development Centre Remissia developed Tbilisi Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP), aiming to support the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, to fulfill its obligation towards Covenant of Mayors - the EU initiative involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources on their territories and decrease Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20%. The result of this project - Tbilisi SEAP- is a thorough document including the Baseline emission inventory of Tbilisi, Business as Usual (BAU) Scenario and GHG emissions abatement strategy, measures and policy recommendations. SEAP covers the following sectors: buildings, transport, public lighting, waste and wastewater, and green places. Remissia also prepared the guidance document for monitoring emissions and measures under SEAP and methodological document, which supported using of BAU scenario as reference for GHG mitigation target instead of base year.

Name of Contractor:  Winrock International

Start date: 02/2011

Completion date: 04/2011

Update Georgia’s Technology Needs Assessment and Development of a Technology Road Maps for Prioritized Technologies (R026)

Supporting Establishment of National TNA Committee; Development of Georgia’s TNA; Development of the Sectoral Technology Action Plan(s) (TAPs); Develop GCF Concept notes based on the project ideas identified in the TAP.

Name of Contractor:  United Nations (UNON)

Start date: 2021
Completion date: 2023

The Green Advisory Programme for Basis Bank (R017)

Remissia acted as a manager of Basis Bank’s green advisory program, which provides grants to the clients of Basis Bank for receiving service or advisory support which relates to the energy and resource efficiency of their business.

Name of Contractor:   Finance in Motion GmbH / Green Growth Fund (GGF)

Start date: 2019-2022
Completion date: 2023

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