The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) initiated a project in order pave the way towards the establishment of a scientific network in the Caucasus Mountain Regions.
The meeting towards a Scientific Network in the Caucasus Mountain Region – was organised on 30-31 May 2013 at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia in Tbilisi.
The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Informal Working Group took place on 27-28 November 2013.
The SNC-mt Scientific Steering Group met in Kvareli, Georgia, on 2-5 July 2014.
On 16-17 September, 2014 UNEP supported the participation of Caucasus researchers at the 2014 Forum Carpaticum in Lviv, Ukraine.
Meeting of the Steering Group for the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Regions (SNC-mt) and Kick-of Meeting of the SCOPES Project 'Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus'
On July 2-3, 2015 the kickoff meeting of the project “Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus (Sustainable Caucasus)” was held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
On 27-28 November 2015 the Sustainable Caucasus Project organized a workshop on sustainable mountain development curriculum development in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Through September 5-16, 2016 International Summer School «Research for Development» was held in Abastumani
On 28-30 November 2016, the First Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, gathering over 150 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Kenya, etc.
In the framework of the project «Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus (Sustainable Caucasus)», geospatial data has been designated as a key element to support the process towards sustainable mountain development.