Mission and Principles

  • The mission of Sustainable Development Center “Remissia” is to support the Government of Georgia in implementation of the sustainable development principles and efficient conduction of decentralization processes, participation in definition of policies, preparation and implementation of strategies and action plans for different sectors of economy, regions and municipalities.
  • Promotion the introduction of modern knowledge, analytical methods and models, as well as present-day energy efficient technologies; facilitation the development and marketing of local knowledge and know-how; capacity building of local and national experts, and stakeholders.
  • While performing this mission “Remissia” is mainly focused on ecosystems, sectors of economy and regions, particularly vulnerable to climate change or those which are making major contribution to the global processes of Climate Change.
  • Facilitation of providing the involvement in the decision making and execution processes.
  • Human right protection and integration of gender issues in its activities are the main principles of “Remissia”.


Our Vision

Global Challenges


Warming of the climate is evident and since 1950s its changes are unprecedented for the last million years. Atmosphere and ocean have warmed, ice and snow cover has decreased and the sea level has risen. Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases have increased compared to the previous industrial period and at present are higher than ever before, caused mainly by demographic and economic growth

South Caucasus


The South Caucasus Region encompasses southern flanks of the Greater Caucasus and lowlands, representing the boundary between Regions of Europe and Asia. From the north it is limited by the Greater Caucasus Ridge, from the south- by the Turkish and Armenian border, from the west- by the Black Sea and from the east- by the Caspian Sea. There are undeniable signs of current warming, going on for the last century in the South Caucasus Region.

Georgia’s Approach


Georgia is taking active steps for the mitigation of climate change and its impact. These include both the reduction of GHG emissions and the adaptation to climate change. Georgia is non- Annex I member country to the UNFCCC and hence, for the time being it has no quantitative commitments to reduce GHG emissions from its territory. However, country has submitted its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) and joined the Paris Agreement.





Consultations and services provided




Strategic Planning

The initial steps by “Remissia” as an organization were exactly towards strategic planning – the first project implemented by “Remissia” was the elaboration of Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for Tbilis





Capacity Building

Besides the “Remissia” is staffed and is closely cooperating as well with national and international experts in the field of Climate Change, it has a possibility and will to transfer necessary knowledge on modern approaches to various stakeholders.




Mitigation of Climate change

The mitigation of climate change implies complex of measures which allows to reduce the GHG emissions or to limit their increase. Among climate change mitigation measures usually considered introduction of new energy efficient technologies, substitution of traditional energy sources with renewable and low-carbon energy sources, the alteration of management practices or consumers behavioral to secure the sustainability of systems.





Modern Technologies

One of priority directions and interest of Remissia’s activities is the introduction and deployment of contemporary approaches and technologies to mitigate the climate change and facilitate adaptation to it.





Vulnerability and Adaptation

The vulnerability to climate change of ecological, economic, social or any other type of system (including human being) is defined by three principal parameters: sensitivity of the system, impact of climate change on this specific system and its adaptive capacity. As a rule, the assessment of system’s adaptive capacity is performed using multi-criteria analysis methods. Adaptation to climate change implies carrying out definite changes in ecological, social or economic systems in response to climate change and its impact





Greenhouse Gases

The inventory of GHG emissions is conducted for the various purposes - scientists are using the results of inventory of natural and anthropogenic emissions to create atmospheric models and forecast future processes, decision makers- to work out emissions reduction strategies and policies, as well as to reduce risks caused by climate change. The regulating agencies utilize inventory results to monitor the implemented measures and to control the reaching of GHG concentrations of upper permissible level.