Environmental and social assessment for the oldest resort of Caucasus

In 2023, the city of Bakuriani will host the winter sports championship. One of the key aspects is the preparation of the city's infrastructure in accordance with international standards and the implementation of programs for the local economy`s sustainable development.
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Service: social & environmental assessment of city's infrastructure, with stakeholder engagement

Service
social & environmental assessment of city's infrastructure, with stakeholder engagement
Context
The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia is cooperating with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to improve the quality of municipal services and security measures in Bakurian. The cost of the project is estimated at 5 million euros.

The project requires:

  • to purchase modern buses (Euro-5 diesel) for passenger transportation
  • to purchase equipment for solid waste management
  • to carry out specialized communal works

The development of the project will significantly strengthen the center of Bakuriani and ensure sustainable development, support the local economy and prepare Bakuriani for the 2023 World Ski and Snowboard Championships, as well as the FIS 2022 World Ski Championships.
Our approach

Step one
01
we identified and assessed potentially significant current and future adverse environmental & social impacts associated with the city's current operations and the project
Step two
02
we assessed compliance with current legislation and the EBRD's environmental and social policies
Step three
03
we identified the measures needed to prevent or minimize and mitigate adverse effects, as well as identifying potential environmental and social opportunities;

Step four
04
we made a research on following issues within the project: climate change, human rights, inclusion, gender equality and/or vulnerable groups;

Step five
05
we involved stakeholders and formed a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP).
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