|Official name Georgia
Population 4,646,003 (2007 estimate)
Area 69,700 sq km
Capital Tbilisi 1,103,500 (2002 estimate)
Population growth rate
-0.34 percent (2006 estimate)
GDP per capita (U.S.$) $3,800 (2005)
GDP by economic sector
fishing 17.8 percent (2004)
Industry 25.4 percent (2004)
Services 56.9 percent (2004)
Forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits;
coastal climate and soils allow
for important tea and citrus growth
SPARE in Georgia
Pilot energy villages, promotion of sustainable energy solutions in refugee projects after the war, school energy educational project SPARE.
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EcoVision is an environmental organization working with sustainable development in general, and with ecological education in particular. EcoVision is running SPARE in around 150 schools. With their location between Armenia and Azerbajan, EcoVision plays an important role in uniting all the 3 national SPARE partners in Caucasus. Schools in the border areas in Georgia teach in Azeri and Armenian, and EcoVision use project materials in all three languages in order to bridge the gap between population groups also within the country.
Georgia's energy sector lags well behind that of its neighbors and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe for many reasons, including years of neglect and widespread corruption. Despite the government's recognition that reform is vital for long-term environmental sustainability and economic growth, Georgia's power sector remains incapable of reliably meeting its current and future energy demands. The conflict with Russia and unstable energy supply and prices in Georgia has raised new attention to energy security and energy efficiency. However, the official strategies and spending is push forward new energy production rather than harvesting from the huge energy efficiency potential.