EU4Environment Webinar  Towards Waste Reduction in the  Eastern Partner Countries, 25.11. 21

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 INVITATION

EU4Environment Webinar

Thursday, 25 November 2021

 10:00 (BEL,FRA) | 11:00 (MDA,UKR) | 12:00 (BLR) | 13:00(ARM, AZE,GEO)

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

We are pleased to invite you to join our EU4Environment Webinar “Towards Waste Reduction in the Eastern Partner Countries”, which will take place on 25 November 2021 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Paris/Brussels time).

The webinar will tackle waste issues in the region, demonstrate the success stories, share best practices to decrease waste (i.e., circular economy practices, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production, Extended Producer Responsibility), provide better understanding of improved waste prevention and management with a focus on business benefits for SMEs.

The speakers will also discuss the following questions:

  • What are the main achievements in the Eastern Partnership region towards waste reduction?
  • What are the EU4Environment actions to decrease waste?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for further improvement?

The event is organized as an action of the European Week for Waste Reduction 2021.

*  For more information on the event, please contact: EU4Environment@oecd.org

 

Third Training Workshop for Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production Experts,11.11.21

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The purpose of the online event is to present an overview of assessment results from the UNIDO RECP Training Program in Industry, to summarize findings and showcase  recommendations  during the RECP assessments, as well as to conclude on the ways forward for the trainees and the assessed companies in Georgia.

The third training workshop will comprise of  a one day online training focused at presentations by the trainees’ groups (who performed the detailed RECP assessments). The presented reports will contain: analysis of production efficiency, identified RECP opportunities and calculated measures, no- and low-cost measures, and business cases (in other words, the workplan for development and implementation of technically advanced measures). The presentations will be followed by the general feedback of the international and local trainers. The final presentation of RECP in-plant assessments will be presented at a broader event with the participation of representatives from the demonstration companies, RECP experts, RECP Club member companies, and other interested stakeholders.

The event will be organized online using the Zoom platform in Georgian language (with simultaneous translation into English)

Click here to join the meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87821531261?pwd=eEZqOTRRNGhrKytMKzl4Y21mbk03UT09

Meeting ID: 878 2153 1261
Passcode: 876165

Training materials

Digital Adaptation Programme of the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Awareness raising, Media, News

Digital Adaptation Programme of the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is targeting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises interested in bringing their businesses into a digital space.

Within the programme the companies will:

  • Digitalize their stocks and place their product on the local e-commerce platforms
  • Attend a training on social media and on the basics of digital marketing

The selection of the participants will be made on a competitive basis. Interested companies should fill in the application form. The project will contact all registered companies to provide more detailed information and conditions.

For additional questions please contact us at knowhowgeorgia@ebrd.com

The project is funded by the EU within the EU4Business initiative

Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Clubs Certificate Award Ceremony in Georgia, 28.10.21

Award Ceremonies, Events, News, RECP clubs

U4Environment introduces the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Clubs in Georgia, and recognizes the achievements of its member enterprises.

The RECP Clubs Certificate Award Ceremony took place on 28 October 2021.

The purpose of the event was to demonstrate UNIDO’s commitment to scale up the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Georgia by showcasing the role and impact of RECP Clubs in the country (groups of various manufacturing enterprises co-located in different regions). The RECP Clubs bring together small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and take them jointly through an intensive training and coaching programme, resulting in a customized RECP action plan developed by each company upon the completion of the Clubs’ activities. The coaching in the RECP methodology is conducted over a period of four months.

In Georgia, the Club training modules were organized in the following thematic areas: business environmental profile, energy, water and wastewater, materials and waste, chemicals and chemical waste. Afterwards, the RECP action plan was developed by the SMEs, with the support of the RECP experts. The identified measures will support the Club member companies to save energy, water and materials, reduce their negative impact on the environment and human health, increase profit, improve compliance with the Georgian environmental legislation, and increase their access to financial resources in order to invest in cleaner technologies. Upon the completion of the training programme and the submission of the RECP action plans, each Club member is awarded with a certificate, attesting its participation and contribution within the RECP Clubs programme.

Event objectives

The event focused on the following key objectives:

  • Raising awareness among participants and key stakeholders on the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” Component of the “EU4Environment” Action in Georgia, and discussion of the achieved progress
  • Presenting the achievements and plans for implementing the project components since 2020
  • Awarding certificates to the participants of the RECP Clubs established in 2020-2021

Participants

The event was open to all stakeholders interested in the issues related to green economy, circular economy, resource efficient and cleaner production, industrial development, and environmental protection. The event participants included: RECP Club 2020 and RECP Club 2021 member companies, RECP Experts and participants of RECP training programme, representatives from the companies engaged in the project, representatives of RECP Clubs established under EaP GREEN programme.

Meeting documents

Agenda

Event materials

Georgia: new online platform with legal and business advice for SMEs

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched an online resource in Georgian with legal and business guidance to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their response to new challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The website offers support to deal with financial challenges, manage relationships with suppliers, customers and employees, and steer through operational and strategic challenges. It also contains useful tools to digitalise businesses, as well as to navigate a restructuring process.

The platform provides businesses with legal guidance on corporate, employment and insolvency law, areas in which small firms have a strong demand for know-how and information.

The platform can be accessed here: https://businessguide.ebrd.ge/

Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched the project “Free Website for Business”.

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We would like to inform you that the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has 
launched the project “Free Website for Business”. The 100 winners of the competition will be given a website tailored to their business activities for free.
The competition is open to all entrepreneurs registered in Georgia who want to sell their products online. The project aims to promote the development of online commerce in Georgia.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides for 100 winning entrepreneurs:
• Making a free website;
• Free website management training;
• 1 year free domain;
• 1 year free hosting;
• Technical support;
To participate in the competition, please complete the questionnaire:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15nGP56VDN3GOLrRvs0znDmLFXQNTYeM63F7iMrVzGhA/edit
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.
The project is supported by the Chamber of Commerce of Munich and Upper Bavaria.

E-cards on RECP in all EaP languages

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The E-cards address a variety of topical issues, such as:

1. Why should my company become greener?

2. Why should I choose the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production methodology to become greener?

3. How Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production helps to reduce costs?

4. What are the concrete steps of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production implementation?

5. What support is available for companies?

6. How can I use ‘green’ technologies in Georgia?

E-cards on RECP in all EaP languages

ARMENIA: https://euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/cards/how-can-armenian-business-benefit-becoming-greener

AZERBAIJAN: https://euneighbours.eu/az/east/stay-informed/cards/mussislr-ekoloji-chtdn-tmiz-istehsaldan-nec-faydalana-bilr

BELARUS: https://euneighbours.eu/be/east/stay-informed/cards/yak-kampaniya-mozha-stac-bolsh-ekalagichnay

GEORGIA: https://euneighbours.eu/ka/east/stay-informed/cards/rogor-gavkhadot-kompania-metad-ekomegobruli

MOLDOVA: https://euneighbours.eu/ro/east/stay-informed/cards/de-ce-ar-trebui-compania-mea-sa-devina-mai-ecologica

UKRAINE: https://euneighbours.eu/uk/east/stay-informed/cards/yak-kompaniya-mozhe-staty-bilsh-ekolohichnoyu

 

Please note that the ecards could be embedded like a video to any external website via the link <embed>.

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