Georgia is exposed to hydrometeorological hazards and natural disasters. Frequent natural disasters include landslides, floods, flash-flooding, mudflows, droughts, avalanches, heavy winds and storms. In recent years, the number of natural disasters has increased nearly three times and, in many cases, have been considered as catastrophic, causing fatalities and leading to significant economic losses.
There are needs for local capacity building especially in the field of climate technologies to install, adopt, maintain and adapt. The socio-cultural barriers comprise the behaviors, attitudes, beliefs and norms within the communities, which create reluctance to adopt new technologies.
Georgia has published and is currently developing programs and plans that target initiatives across different climate change related sectors. In order to channel public and private investment more effectively and meet GHG emissions reduction commitments, a holistic, clear and prioritized roadmap for the implementation of climate technologies supported by all stakeholders is required. Also the country needs to strengthen capacity building for the preparation and dissemination of climate technology.
Conduct a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and Technology Action Plan (TAP) for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Georgia in its’ most vulnerable areas, namely food security, water security, coastal planning and management, disaster risk management, etc.
The technical assistance will assist Georgia in decision making, it will also help to build capacity among key stakeholders, raise awareness of climate technologies, it will also improve general quality of life (technology improvement and adoption of technological change, capacity and skills enhancement, increased productivity, contributions to reliable energy supply, business creation, sustainable resource management, reduced vulnerability, increased resilience).