The V Central Asian Conference on Climate Change completed its work in Dushanbe
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 16-17 May 2023, Dushanbe hosted the "Central Asian Conference on Climate Change" (CACCC-2023), which was attended by delegations from Central Asian countries in order to agree on further steps for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Conference participants discuss measures to prevent climate change in the region. The conference was held with the participation of representatives of the relevant ministries of the Central Asian countries, international organizations, the civil sector and the academy.
The conference was jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia and the World Bank.
The Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Mavlodod Abdulkodir delivered a welcoming speech. The presentation noted the importance of coordination of efforts between the environmental authorities of the region on the issues discussed, including the promotion and expansion of the regional dialogue on cooperation and coordination of actions on national climate priorities and climate finance.
In turn, the World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Tatyana Proskuryakova noted that the World Bank pays great attention to climate change issues at the global and regional levels. In Central Asia, the bank is helping countries develop practical green growth strategies and attract investment to implement them.
This conference was a preparatory stage in the organization of the next Central Asia Pavilion at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP-28), which will present concepts, ideas, strategies for climate-smart transformation of the countries of the region.
As part of the agenda, a number of side events are also planned, in which representatives of government bodies, NGOs, international organizations, academia and representatives of youth organizations take part.
The conference continued for two days. More than 500 people participate in it both offline and online.