Title: TEEB Georgia Scoping Study .
Publication Date: September 2013
Summary: The present scoping study identifies five core sectors of Georgian economy applicable for the TEEB Initiative; these are energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry. The study highlights the substantial dependence of these driving forces of Georgian economy on natural capital and the services it provides.
This scoping study takes stock of work that has been done thus far on biodiversity and ecosystem services assessments in Georgia; prioritizes important economic sectors and highlights critical relationships to biodiversity and ecosystem services. This study formulates important questions that may be answered by a full TEEB study and provides an implementation roadmap for undertaking a full TEEB study in Georgia.
Citation: UNEP and WWF, 2013. TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia. United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP), Geneva, Switzerland
Acknowledgements: This document is a joint effort of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Government of Georgia, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and WWF – Caucasus.
The following experts contributed to the writing of this report: Irakli Matcharashvili (Green Alternative/Ilia State University), Malkhaz Adeishvili, Salman Hussain (Scottish Agricultural College), and Kavita Sharma (United Nations Environment Programme).
Ioseb Kartsivadze (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection); Giorgi Sanadiradze and Tamaz Gamkrelidze (WWF); Ivonne Higuero (UNEP – Regional Office of Europe) and Nicolas Bertrand (UNEP TEEB Office) coordinated the project for their respective institutions.
We are indebted to Yolanda Kakabadse for initiating this project. We are also grateful to the Project Advisory Group for its guidance throughout the project. Finally, we would like to thank the many stakeholders for their contribution to the two project workshops.