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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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Workshop on access to IFIs investments in water, energy efficiency and waste management

Workshop

Promoting a green economy and finding sustainable solutions to water, energy efficiency and waste management related…

7th Meeting of EU-CA WGECC took place in Brussels

7WGECC

2018 is a crucial year for boosting concrete activities in Central Asia, taking stock of the past experience to deliver a…

Meeting on the National Water Policy Dialogue in Kazakhstan

NPD

ASTANA, 7 December 2017 - Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, international and regional organisations, IFIs, Delegation of the EU to Kazakhstan, diplomatic missions of…

Meet our team

Valts Vilnītis

Environmental Governance Expert

Holding a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Latvia and a M.A. in Environmental Management from the University of Amsterdam, Mr Valts Vilnītis is an environmental governance expert with an in-depth knowledge of environmental and climate policy and with over 25 years of professional experience.

Valts

Valts Vilnītis

Environmental Governance Expert

Holding a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Latvia and a M.A. in Environmental Management from the University of Amsterdam, Mr Valts Vilnītis is an environmental governance expert with an in-depth knowledge of environmental and climate policy and with over 25 years of professional experience. Fluent in English and Russian, he has been involved in implementation of technical assistance, capacity building and environmental governance projects in the EU, EU Eastern Partnership and Central Asia countries.

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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.

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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This project is funded by the European Union

And implemented by a consortium led by