On February 15, 2013, Professor Hans Wiesmeth, vice-president of the Saxon Academy of Sciences, delivered a presentation titled “Integrated Environmental Policies: Supporting the Sustainable Development of Georgia” to the academic community at the National Science Academy of Georgia. The event was initiated and supported by ISET. For the past five years Prof. Wiesmeth has been a senior visiting professor at ISET, where he teaches an environmental economics course to second year MA students.

Prof. Wiesmeth opened his talk by briefly reviewing current environmental conditions in Georgia. He focused primarily on the situation regarding the management of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), which is at the lowest level of development.

With a bit of push and pull from the National Bank of Georgia, ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) developed its first analytical product in the Georgian language – a regular monthly review of the Georgian economy. The first issue of the report, covering October 2012 (the first post-election month) was presented to the Georgian public and media on December 19, 2012. Prepared by Giorgi Bakradze and a team of ISET-PI research fellows, this report reviews the main macroeconomic trends in Georgia taking account of the broader economic context of the region and the global market dynamics.

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