German gov’t to allocate €2 mln grant to support Georgia decrease greenhouse gas emissions

  • The joint stock company (JSC) Rustavi Azoti will also allocate €2 million for the project, so that €4 million will be used in total to construct greenhouse gas capture technologies in Rustavi. Photo: Rustaviazot.ge.

Agenda.ge, 19 Feb 2020 - 16:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The German government will allocate a €2 mln grant to support Georgia decrease greenhouse gas emissions, announced Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili earlier today after a government meeting.

Davitashvili said that the grant will be used to construct greenhouse gas capture technologies in Rustavi to reduce the greenhouse emissions by Rustavi Azoti which amounts to 4-5 per cent of the whole country’s greenhouse emissions.  

In agreement with the German Ministry of Environment, we will receive significant financial assistance to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions due to nitric acid production.   This is especially important as the air condition of Rustavi is disturbing,” said Davitashvili.

The joint stock company (JSC) Rustavi Azoti will also allocate €2 million for the project, so that €4 million will be used in total to construct greenhouse gas capture technologies in Rustavi.

Davitashvili noted that this is one of the elements in the development of the Rustavi air management policy in general, which will be formulated in a working group format. He noted that this will be the kind of complex document Georgia has regarding Tbilisi's air management.

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