Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources (Georgia)


Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources (Georgia)
Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources
გარემოს დაცვისა და ბუნებრივი რესურსების სამინისტრო
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Agency overview
Formed 1991
Headquarters Gulia Str. N6, Tbilisi, Georgia
Agency executive Giorgi Khachidze
Website
www.moe.gov.ge

The Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources (Georgian: გარემოს დაცვისა და ბუნებრივი რესურსების სამინისტრო) is a ministry of Georgia. The ministry regulates activities related to protection of the environment and natural resources in the republic. It is currently headed by Giorgi Khachidze.[1]

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History

State Committee of Nature Protection was established in 1974 when Georgia was under Soviet rule. Upon restoration of its independence, the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia was re-established in 1991. State law on Environmental Protection was adopted in 1996.[2]

Structure

Main functions of the ministry are organization of environmental planning system; implementation of state policy on environmental protection; protection and preservation of unique landscapes and ecosystems, rare and endangered species of flora and fauna that are characteristic to Georgia, biodiversity, air, water, land and mineral resources; administration and regulation of activities related to usage of natural resources, waste management, chemical, nuclear and radiation safety. The ministry issues progress reports on protection of the environment and natural resources once in every three years.[2]

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