In June 2022, the National Statistics Office of Georgia issued its annual publication on the agricultural sector – Agriculture of Georgia 2021. The publication estimates that agriculture, forestry, and fishing comprised 7% of the GDP in 2021, which was lower than the 8.3% share in 2020, but in line with the general trend over the last few years (agricultural GDP being 7-8% of GDP on average).
In the third and the fourth quarters of 2021, Georgian power plants generated 3,766 mln. and 3,479 mln. kWh of electricity, respectively. This represents a 27.3% and 34.1% increase in total generation compared to the corresponding periods of the previous year (in 2020, the total generation in Q3 was 2,958 mln. kWh and 2,594 mln. kWh in Q4).
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as the global pandemic, have diverted the world’s attention and in general, put climate change and the green economy onto the back burner of the political agenda.
The ISET Policy Institute, the USAID Economic Governance Program, and Internews Georgia hosted a two-day training course to introduce journalists to the MediaTOR platform and its Library of Economic Reforms for Media.
During the Russia-Ukraine the EU has become a clear example of how substantial reliance on a single country to satisfy energy needs can threaten nations’ economic development, and how challenging the task of achieving energy security is while substantially depending on a single country in key energy products.