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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 Stantec in partnership with the Austrian Environment Agency, and the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus. 

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Tailor-made support for investment project identification and preparation for consideration by IFIs: regional workshop

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WECOOP has identified a need for aligning the priorities as understood by the national stakeholders, and priorities as seen by the financial institutions and other donors. Project activity “Tailor…

WECOOP capacity building instruments were discussed at Central Asian Leadership Programme

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ALMATY - The 9th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development (CALP) was launched in Almaty on 17 September 2018. During one week, 32 young specialists from Central…

The EU and Central Asia discussed environmental projects for international financing

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ALMATY – Representatives of the European Union, Central Asia, donor organisations and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) gathered for а regional workshop to exchange knowledge and…

Meet our team

Valts Vilnītis

Team Leader

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.

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Valts Vilnītis

Team Leader

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 Krutov

Environmental Governance Expert

Mr Anatoly Krutov has over 30 years of experience in development of projects technical approaches, implementation planning, establishment of beneficiary partnerships, and supervision of international development programmes and projects funded by IFIs, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EU, UN, and SDC aid agencies.

Anatoly Krutov

Environmental Governance Expert

Mr Anatoly Krutov has over 30 years of experience in development of projects technical approaches, implementation planning, establishment of beneficiary partnerships, and supervision of international development programmes and projects funded by IFIs, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EU, UN, and SDC aid agencies.

His sectoral experience includes but is not limited to water (IWRM), institutional development, capacity building, project cycle, and logical framework analysis. He has an unrivalled track record in institutional strengthening and deep understanding of the international development, business re-vitalisation strategies and implementation in development environments.

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This project is funded by the European Union

And implemented by a consortium led by