Update to the Bern Convention on the Complaint No. 2016/09 – Possible threat by hydropower to “Svaneti 1” Candidate Emerald Site
February 22, 2022
The Svaneti 1 Candidate Emerald site in Georgia is threatened by the decision of the Georgian government to reduce its size for construction of the 280 MW Nenskra Hydro Power Plant (HPP) project. This is an update by the complainants on the Complaint No. 2016/9 – Possible threat to “Svaneti 1” Candidate Emerald Site who request an on-the-spot appraisal mission by the Bern Convention to Georgia, in order to investigate the threats to rivers that were recorded by Bankwatch during its fact-finding mission in July 2021.
Status update on the Nenskra hydropower plant project
April 9, 2020
New comprehensive assessments of project alternatives, climate risks, and environmental and social impacts are necessary if the project will ever restart.
Outlook 2020 Georgia
January 21, 2020
Energy developments in Georgia last year saw Kakha Kaladze, the mayor of Tbilisi and an influential member of the ruling Georgian Dream party, throw his support behind the $1bn Nenskra HPP hydropower project, while rejecting accusations related to the
New wave of protests against the Nenskra dam
April 30, 2018
On April 21, around 200 people went on a protest in Chuberi to once again oppose the construction of the Nenskra dam and to demand their indigenous status that grants a higher level of safeguards.
[Campaign update] More EBRD cash for Georgia dams should be cautionary tale for other development banks
February 5, 2018
The European Investment Bank is set to decide on the billion dollar Nenskra dam project during its board meeting today.
Talking too much in the marshrutka: how I came to treasure Saventi
January 16, 2018
Rosa Vroom, author of the multimedia hub ‘Sventi is my homeland’, reflects on what makes the region and its people so special
Comments on the Nenskra supplementary environmental and social studies
January 15, 2018
The revised supplementary studies for the Nenskra project fail to properly perform a cost/benefit analysis. It lacks an assessment of the energy efficiency alternatives, the environmental externalities, the opportunity costs and even an economic inte
The true colours of Svaneti – A festival in the stunning Georgian mountains
August 30, 2017
Despite the remote location, the culture festival We Are Svaneti brought together people from three continents and helped young Svans to become aware of their communities’ unique traditions.
Women and hydropower: exacerbating vulnerability without resettlement
June 19, 2017
The disproportionate impacts that the Nenskra hydropower project in Georgia will have on women are not being assessed by the project company, in spite of its financiers’ standards.
AIIB briefing on Nenskra HPP project
June 5, 2017
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is in the process of assessing a loan for the 280 megawatt Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia. In March supplementary environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) were released in order to bring th