Green City Action Plan for Tbilisi – A Mere Formality?
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Study | 31 July 2020
Tbilisi faces a number of serious environmental challenges and failures in urban planning, particularly in the area of urban roads and transport. Due to massive recent growth in these sectors, air pollution was the top environmental concern of Georgian citizens in a 2019 opinion poll. This briefing analyses the lack of integration in international efforts to make Tbilisi a greener, more sustainable place to live. It focuses on the EBRD’s Green City Action Plan’s (GCAP) contributions to urban planning, and specifically urban mobility. It also examines Tbilisi, the EBRD, and the Green Climate Fund’s attempts to address gender equality through projects in Tbilisi under the Green Cities Framework.
A condensed version of this case study was published in June 2020 in the Bankwatch briefing The EBRD and EIB’s Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure Investments in the Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood.