08TBILISI2315, GEORGIA: DEMARCHE ON AMENDMENT ISSUES AT LRTAP

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08TBILISI2315 2008-12-10 14:27 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS TBILISI 002315 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ECON ETRD SENV GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: DEMARCHE ON AMENDMENT ISSUES AT LRTAP 
CONVENTION DELIVERED 
 
REF: STATE 125329 
 
1. (U) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Ministry of 
Environmental Protection and Natural Resource's Head of 
Sustainable Development Department Revaz Enukidze, and Head 
of Integrated Environmental Management and Biodiversity 
Department Nino Tkhilava on December 8. Georgia is currently 
not party to any of the eight protocols of the Convention on 
Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP).  Their first 
priority is to ratify the EMEP Protocol, with no plans to 
pursue ratification of the POPs Protocol, or any of the other 
protocols, in the next two years.  The government's primary 
obstacles to ratification are old technology, inability to 
measure emissions and inadequate legislation.  In terms of 
the proposed amendments to the POPs Protocol, Tkhilava stated 
that they will not oppose any of the new substances.  She 
further stated that because there is no production of 
chemicals in Georgia, the issue of complying with the 
protocol is not related to the commercial use of any of the 
proposed substances, but the fact that they are not able to 
measure emissions.  Tkhilava suggested that in order to speed 
the ratification process of the protocols for Georgia and 
other economies in transition, the convention should adopt 
different schedules for developed and developing countries, 
as exists in other international treaties. 
LOGSDON

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