Fighting Climate Change in Georgia

In the latest episode of the Eurasian Climate Brief, we speak to Georgian environmental researcher Mariam Devidze from the Green Alternative about the impact of international climate projects in her country.

Hydroelectric brutalism. Enguri Dam, Georgia.

While funding from institutions such as the Adaptation Fund has helped mitigate impacts such as flooding, Devidze stresses that international institutions have yet to learn how to take local communities with them.

The environmentalist is also critical of mega-dams in Georgia, which she says support investors, rather than benefit people and the planet.

Our own Angelina Davydova tells us about the current proliferation of climate initiatives in Russia, including Russia’s first environmental theatre festival in St. Petersburg.

Photograph courtesy of Donovan Driver/Wikimedia. Published under a Creative Commons license.