GREEN BUSINESS FORUM

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0171 Twentysix May Square

T'bilisi, Georgia 0171

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Environmental talks is sponsored by Green For Growth Fund and Toyota Caucasus. Join the discussion to make Georgia better place to live.

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Every year around 7 million premature deaths are attributable to air pollution—a staggering 800 people every hour or 13 every minute. According to the World Bank, air pollution costs the global economy more than US$5 trillion every year in welfare costs and $225 billion in lost income.

in Georgia

Nearly three-fourths of Georgians are exposed to high levels of particulate matter in the air in cities, where they face increased risks of cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer.

Children are at heightened risk of loss of cognitive abilities because of high levels of lead, despite the official ban on lead in fuels since 2000.

Waste management remains a problem .

Over the past 12 years, forest cover has been reduced by 7,800 hectares (ha), and Georgia has gained 4,900 hectares of forest of a different quality. Two-thirds of agricultural lands are eroded or degraded;

From 1995 to 2012, floods and erosion—particularly through landslides and mudflow—led to US$650 million in economic losses.

Main sources of air pollution are all man-made, business related and can be averted through good policies and practices.

AGENDA

12.00 Introduction by Zviad Pochkhua, The FINANCIAl Director

12.10 Welcome speech - Kakha Kuchava

HOW DOES CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS GEORGIA AND ITS ECONOMY?

Moderator: Eka Mikadze, Civil Development Agency, Environmental Governance Expert

12. 25 - Tbilisi, Environmental Impact

Giga Gigashvili, Tbilisi Municipal Department of Environment Protection, Chairman

12.40 - Green Business

Nino Janelidze, Environmental Information and Education Centre, Sustainable Development Department

12.55 - Analysis of Environmental Issues in Georgia

Darejan Kapanadze, The World Bank. Senior Environmental Specialist

INVESTING IN GREEN BUSINESS

Moderated by Anna Tsereteli, SENA AUTO Project Manager

13.10 - How leading corporations respond to GREEN Challenges

Sofi Bokuchava, Secretary General. ICC Geoirgia

13.25 - Sustainable tourism business

Nino Palavandishvili, Marketing Director, Brim Hotel

13.40 - Development of Electric Vehicles in Georgia

Anna Tsereteli, Expert of New Energy

13.40 - Promoting Green Business in Georgia

Rusudan Kvaratskhelia, Green Business Association, Chairwoman

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0171 Twentysix May Square

T'bilisi, Georgia 0171

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