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26 January 2019 | Georgia launches of the Ambient Air Quality Portal

Countries: Georgia

The Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Mamuka Bakhtadze and Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Mr. Levan Davitashvili launched a new Ambient Air Quality Portal , which ensures availability and public accessibility to the information on air quality, sectorial emissions, response measures, air quality plans and key health messages.

The minister highlighted in his speech that 'it is important to provide timely and credible information about the air quality to the public, as well as, information on environmental protection and planned initiatives. Raising awareness of the population is a crucial factor in problem solving, as each of us can contribute to improving air quality.'


Government of Georgia is actively working on the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. An important part of this commitment is improvement of the air quality and sharing of information, as it is outlined in the comprehensive environmental chapter of the Agreement.

The Air Quality Portal provides full access to the air monitoring data conducted by National Environmental Agency (NEA). It is stored in one repository managed by the Environmental Information and Education Center (EIEC), which will be supporting e-governance, policy making and planning process on air quality, ensuring and promoting participation of the public in decision-making process. 

Negotiations on data exchange with the EEA through this portal and integration with EEA’s Air Quality Portal (  are in progress. The visit of EEA experts in December 2018 noted that the portal is well designed. This portal will be the first attempt for the non-EU country to exchange data with the EU and to integrate it into a single European information system.

You can find this announcement in Georgian here