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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

Project overview

The second phase of the Regional Coordination and Support for the EU-Central Asia enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water project was launched by the European Union in August 2016 and will run until January 2019. The project seeks to engage the Central Asian partners in closer cooperation on environment protection and climate adaptation, mainly through the EU-Central Asia Environment and Water Cooperation Platform and the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change chaired by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. The project is funded by the European Union, and implemented by a consortium led by MWH in partnership with the Austrian Environment Agency, and the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus. 

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6th Meeting of the WGECC was held in Astana

6th WGECC meeting

The 6th meeting of the EU-Central Asia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change took place on 10-11 July 2017 in Astana in the Italian Pavilion of EXPO 2017. The meeting was organised by…

Kazakhstan: Round Table on SEA Protocol to the Espoo Convention held in Astana

Kazakhstan: Round Table on SEA Protocol to the Espoo Convention held in Astana

25 January 2017, Astana - Dr. Anatole Pichugin, WECOOP2 Team Leader, and Ms Lucia Hricova, Attache at EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, took part in the round table organised by the Green Academy under…

Kazakhstan: National Water Policy Dialogue Working Group meets in Astana

Kazakhstan: National Water Policy Dialogue Working Group meet in Astana

A meeting of the Working Group on National Water Policy Dialogue was held in Astana on 6 December to prepare the upcoming Inter-Ministerial Coordination Council. The Team Leader of the project,…

Meet our team

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Team Leader

Has over 25 years of diverse experience of working in the field of environmental and water management including more than 15 years experience as a leader and coordinator of complex multi-stakeholder driven projects funded by major international donors and various private clients. He has an extensive experience in business development and project implementation in UK and 17 overseas countries including Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh.

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Anatoly A. Pichugin, Ph.D.

Team Leader

Has over 25 years of diverse experience of working in the field of environmental and water management including more than 15 years experience as a leader and coordinator of complex multi-stakeholder driven projects funded by major international donors and various private clients. He has an extensive experience in business development and project implementation in UK and 17 overseas countries including Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh.

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Gilbert Ahamer

Dr. Gilbert Ahamer

Environmental Governance Expert

In Graz, Austria, Gilbert studied Technical Physics, Environmental Protection, and Economics & Law. Since more than 20 years he is affiliated to national and international institutions of research, administration and consultancy. At the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Environment Agency Austria, he contributed to climate change protection and energy economics. For the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he led interdisciplinary workshops in Central Asia, and designed Twinning projects for the European Commission in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Gilbert Ahamer

Dr. Gilbert Ahamer

Environmental Governance Expert

In Graz, Austria, Gilbert studied Technical Physics, Environmental Protection, and Economics & Law. Since more than 20 years he is affiliated to national and international institutions of research, administration and consultancy. At the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Environment Agency Austria, he contributed to climate change protection and energy economics. For the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he led interdisciplinary workshops in Central Asia, and designed Twinning projects for the European Commission in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

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This project is funded by the European Union

And implemented by a consortium led by