Enhancing Georgian Approach Towards Emergency Preparedness and Management
The proposed project ‘Enhancing Georgian Approach Towards Emergency Preparedness and Management’ is a continuation of the previously implemented project by Dekonta in Georgia, named ‘Capacity Building in the Major Accident Prevention (MAP) in Georgia’, aimed at harmonizing existing Georgian legislation with the EU SEVESO Directive and UNECE Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents Convention.
The Emergency Management Service reports 1-3 accidents crashes in the chemical industry per year. These are mainly leaks of oil or oil products and ammonia, which are extremely dangerous. Georgia’s main obstacles in industrial safety are the absence of compliant safety standards, shortcomings in the current legislation and insufficient awareness, including lack of the infrastructure for safe disposal of hazardous waste.
Dekonta is one of the Leading European environmental consulting and research companies. Their clients include international organizations like the United Nations agencies and NATO, and private sector industry leaders as PepsiCo, Skoda and Tesco.