Enabling Implementation of Forest Sector Reform in Georgia to Reduce GHG Emissions from Forest Degradation

Enabling Implementation of Forest Sector Reform in Georgia to Reduce GHG Emissions from Forest Degradation

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 23 Sep 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

Up to 90 percent of rural households in Georgia rely on fuelwood for their energy needs, most importantly heating during the country’s cold winters. This leads to forest degradation and a reduction of carbon absorption capacity, which is projected to decrease by five times between 1990 and 2030.

This project is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enhancing carbon sequestration through the introduction of sustainable forest management in three Georgian regions. This includes tackling the pressures of deforestation and the high demand for fuelwood. It will increase the uptake of energy efficient stoves through an innovative combination of market development, along with technical and financial assistance to local stove and alternative fuel producers and customers. The durability of the project will be strengthened by helping beneficiaries adapt to a new forest code and by developing sustainable livelihoods linked to forestry products. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


20 Jul 2018 - 764 days

Concept note received

20 Jul 2018

Funding proposal received

13 Aug 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

26 Mar 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

09 Jun 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 399 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

02 Aug 2021

Under implementation

23 Sep 2021 - 996 days so far

FAA effective

23 Sep 2021

Disbursement - USD 4,910,354

07 Feb 2022

Disbursement - USD 5,612,612

25 May 2023

Disbursement - USD 7,810,451

23 Apr 2024

To be completed

23 Sep 2028 - 1,562 days to go

One region

  • Eastern Europe

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing52% disbursed

GrantUSD 35,527,216
Total GCF Financing
USD 35,527,216


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 128,266,522
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 10,834,236
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,437,703
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 11,375,948
Total Co-Financing
USD 152,914,409

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Accredited Entity

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Ms. Ilona Porsche

Head of GCF Business Development Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5, Eschborn, Germany
Phone +49-619679-3130
Ms. Tatjana Krueger

Head of GCF Oversight Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5 65760 Eschborn, Germany, Eschborn, Germany
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
Ms. Nino Tandilashvili Primary
Deputy Minister
6, Marshal Gelovani Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone +995-322-237-80-30
Ms. Maia Tskhvaradze Secondary
Head, Climate Change Division
6, Marshal Gelovani Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone +995-591-27-67-77