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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

6th European Union – Central Asia High Level Conference on Environment and Water Cooperation

The 6th EU – Central Asia High-Level Conference presented the results of the activities of the EU-CA Platform since 2015, expanded the mandate of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC), identified ways to promote investment in infrastructure to mitigate climate change, reduce pollution and to promote green and circular economy in the region.The parties defined the priority areas for further EU – CA cooperation.

Presentations

Session A:

1. Roman Vassilenko, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (oral intervention in Russian)

2. Arsen Ryspekov, State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (oral intervention in Russian)

3. Alimardon Azimzoda, Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (oral intervention in Russian)

4. Magtymguly Bayramdurdyyev, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy of Turkmenistan (oral intervention in Russian)

5. Shavkat Khamrayev: Present developments in Uzbekistan (in Russian)

6. Bakhrom Kuchkarov, State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection, Republic of Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan's Proposal for Joint Action under the EU – Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation (in English)

7. Iskandar Abdullaev, Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia: Regional Environmental Cooperation: opportunities, lessons and future (in English)

7.1 Iskandar Abdullaev, Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia: Regional Environmental Cooperation: opportunities, lessons and future (in Russian)

8. Helena Fraser, UN Resident Mission at the Republic of Uzbekistan: Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (in English)

9. Matthew Griffiths, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD Green Action Task Force work in Central Asia (in English)

9.1 Matthew Griffiths, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD Green Action Task Force work in Central Asia (in Russian)

10. Ralf Ernst, Office of the Coordinator of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: Climate Change and Water Projects and Environmental Cooperation Initiatives (in English)

10.1 Ralf Ernst, Office of the Coordinator of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: Climate Change and Water Projects and Environmental Cooperation Initiatives (in Russian)

11. Yasmin Siddiqi, Asian Development Bank: ADB Interventions in Water Resources Central Asia Region (in English)

11.1 Yasmin Siddiqi, Asian Development Bank: ADB Interventions in Water Resources Central Asia Region (in Russian)

12. Raphael Jozan, French Development Agency: AFD in Central Asia and Caucasus (in English)

13. Neil McKain, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: EBRD environmental and water projects in Central Asia (in English)

Session 2:

14. Ludmila Kiktenko, Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia: Fostering Water, Energy, Food Security Nexus Dialogue in Central Asia (in English)

14.1 Ludmila Kiktenko, Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia: Fostering Water, Energy, Food Security Nexus Dialogue in Central Asia (in Russian)

15. Christina Leb, World Bank: Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program (CAEWDP) (in English)

15.1 Christina Leb, World Bank: Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program (CAEWDP) (in Russian)

16. Valts Vilnītis, WECOOP: Implementing the EU – Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation (in English)

16.1 Valts Vilnītis, WECOOP: Implementing the EU – Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation (in Russian)

Session 3:

17. Massimo Cozzone, Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea: The EU-CA Working Group on Environment and Climate Change: Terms of Reference (in English)

17.1 Massimo Cozzone, Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea: The EU-CA Working Group on Environment and Climate Change: Terms of Reference (in Russian)

HLC

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