Green Climate Fund (GCF): Readiness and preparatory support in Georgia
Daniel Zollner, Michael Huber
GIZ – German Cooperation for International Cooperation GmbH
The Green Climate Fund GCF aims to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development. The fund focuses on developing countries, helping vulnerable societies mitigate damage and adapt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Most models suggest that the central and eastern part of Georgia is likely to be affected by more severe droughts and desertification in the next decades. As this part of Georgia is one of the most important wheat production areas, a loss of productivity in this region would have a significant impact on the country’s food security. In the present project, GIZ commissioned E.C.O. to provide technical guidance and support to the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MoEPA) in developing two concept notes to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund. The concepts notes were developed in the following two fields “Enhancing resiliency to droughts in arid and semi-arid regions of Georgia” and “Rehabilitation of windbreaks to minimize land degradation in Georgia”.