Georgia ratified the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) in 1995 and the Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA) in 2004. By ratifying the Protocol, countries commit themselves to formulating and implementing policies for improving energy efficiency and reducing the negative environmental impact of the energy cycle (Art. 5). The guiding principle of the PEEREA is that contracting parties shall cooperate and, as appropriate, assist each other in developing and implementing energy efficiency policies, laws and regulations (Art. 3).
The country review process is a core activity in monitoring and facilitating the implementation of the Protocol. The in-depth energy efficiency reviews, implemented under PEEREA, have proven to be an important tool in assessing the progress of member countries in fulfilling their commitments under the Protocol. They also provide peer guidance to governments in developing and implementing energy efficiency policies.
The current in-depth review of Georgia's energy efficiency policies was carried out in 2010, following the previous review in 2005. The in-depth review report was discussed and approved by the PEEREA Working Group in 2011.
The In-Depth Review of Energy Efficiency Policies and Programmes of Georgia is available in English.