Study | 1 March, 2008 | Download PDF
Tbilisi, with a population of more than 1.5 million people, manifests all the signs of environmental stress – poor air quality, excessive noise, traffic congestion, loss of green areas and degradation of historical buildings and monuments. Road transport is responsible for an increasing share of total air emissions, their contribution rising from some 70 percent in 1991 to about 91 percent in 2005. In July 2005, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development lent EUR 3 million to the "Municipal Auto Transport Company Ltd".
Study | 28 February, 2008 | Download PDF
The study illustrates the dangers that accompany large energy infrastructure projects whenever the interests of a major private company coincide not only with weak governance in the host country but also very clear willingness from financial institutions to provide funding, in spite of alarming project oversights and impacts. The study shows how goals to eradicate poverty and support local communities can be easily compromised when major corporations and/or political elites are intent on maximising profits.
NGO letter of concern regarding priority projects approved by the Ministerial Council of the South East Europe Energy Community Treaty
Advocacy letter | 26 February, 2008 | Download PDF
On March 12, 2008 the SEE Energy Community responded to this letter. Download the response here (as pdf). On June 3, 2008 SEEDW issued a response to the above. Download it as pdf here.