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

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 - 308 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Under implementation


One region

  • Eastern Europe

One country

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 39,989,781
Total GCF Financing
USD 39,989,781


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 144,378,048
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 12,195,121
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,743,902
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 12,804,878
Total Co-Financing
USD 172,121,951

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6485 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
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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. Nana Kunkel
Head of GCF Oversight Function
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
Ms. Nino Tandilashvili
Deputy Minister
6, Marshal Gelovani Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone +995 322 237 80 30