The Georgian parliament has adopted legislation on energy efficiency and energy performance of buildings, bringing the country closer to EU standards.
The legislation aims to reduce emissions and pollution, improve the energy efficiency of buildings, as well as decrease energy imports and bolster the country’s energy security.
The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Carl Hartzell, now hopes to see the Georgian government’s ‘rapid follow-up’.
Congrats to @parliament_ge on adoption of today’s key energy efficiency legislation!— Carl Hartzell (@CarlHartzellEU) May 21, 2020
Hope to see rapid follow-up by @GovernmentGeo to unlock substantial EU & IFI funding to building renovation programmes; for energy savings, environment +health, & boost to construction businesses pic.twitter.com/RIFHyhyWp0
The European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the Energy Community are helping Georgia ‘refine its climate and energy policy, ensuring that legislation works to reduce emissions’.
#ClimateChange should not be forgotten in the battle against #COVID19 @EUinGeorgia, @Ener_Community and UNDP help #Georgia refine its climate and energy policy, ensuring that legislation works to reduce emissions. #EasternPartnership #StrongerTogether https://t.co/r72EmBW12T— UNDP in Georgia (@UNDPGeorgia) May 22, 2020
Noting that the battle against COVID-19 is 'at the top of the policy agenda', the organisations say the 'measures to fight climate change should not be forgotten in the pandemic'.
We congratulate Georgia @Economygovge for adopting a key set of energy efficiency laws - well done! ????????????— Energy Community (@Ener_Community) May 22, 2020
The Laws on Energy Efficiency and on Energy Performance of Buildings - transpose the EU Directives in this field ???? https://t.co/JCd2Mx3gBF. #Georgia #energyefficiency pic.twitter.com/lRaH9V9gIs
Welcoming the adoption of the legislation on May 21, Economy Minister Natia Turnava said Georgia has been carrying out rapid reforms to turn its energy sector into a European-styled ‘green energy sector’.