October 29, 2018

Mainstreaming Agenda 2030 Requirements in the Regulatory Impact Assessment on Windbreaks Draft Law

On October 26-27, 2018, at Hotel “Schuchmann Wines”, Kisiskhevi, Georgia, the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (RECC) held workshop on Mainstreaming Agenda 2030 requirements in the Regulatory Impact Assessment on Windbreaks Draft Law.

The workshop was organized with the support of GIZ IBiS and Agenda 2030 Programs as a part of  RIA + Initiative in the framework of GEF/IFAD funded project: "Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the Draft Law on Windbreaks".

The main objectives of the workshop were gaining experience in mainstreaming Agenda 2030 Principles in RIA, including its SDGs that are most relevant to the RIA on Windbreaks Draft Law,  as well as recommendations were elaborated on mainstreaming SDGs in further stages of this RIA process.

The attendees agreed that "leave no one behind" is a core principle to be considered in the process of development of RIA. All key stakeholders emphasized that it is fundamental for the development of Windbreaks Law that the Agenda 2030 Goals and targets are met for all segments of society.

The workshop participants also discussed "shared responsibility" and integrative approach as one of the main principles of Agenda 2030 and agreed to mainstream this approaches in the RIA.

The workshop was opened by The State Attorney - Governor in the Kakheti Region - Mr. Irakli Kadagishvili and attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, the members of the Agrarian Issues and Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, the representatives of “The Agriculture Modernization, Market Access and Resilience (AMMAR)" project, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) group leaders and experts, CSO's, as well as the representatives of international organizations and stakeholders.