On November 13, the Agricultural Policy Research Center at ISET-PI presented the main results of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the draft law of Georgia on soil protection at a stakeholder workshop held at the conference hall of the Environmental Education and Information Center (EEIC) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA).
The first part of the workshop was devoted to the presentation of the operational objectives of the draft law and indicators used to measure progress against those objectives. This discussion was followed by the presentation of the results of the assessment, wherein the RIA team presented the major findings of the analysis. During this part of the presentation, the stakeholders discussed the major assumptions used in the analysis as well as the results of the cost-benefit analysis.
The third part of the presentation was devoted to the discussion of the alternatives – policy options regarding the implementation of the draft law. The workshop was concluded with an ‘outbreak session’, which summarized the discussion points of the workshop and the feedback obtained from the workshop participants.
The RIA report will be published by the end of the year.