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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

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

To discuss policy developments at regional and national level in Central Asia, representatives of all five Central Asian countries, the European Union (EU), International Financial Institutions (IFIs), international and regional organizations, and NGOs gathered in Brussels, Belgium, on 6-7 February 2018 for the 7th meeting of the EU-CA Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC), chaired by the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea.

Presentations at the 7th WGECC meeting

Session 1:

1. Jürgen Heimann, DG DEVCO: Overview of development cooperation activities with Central Asian countries

2. Andreja Skerl, DG ENV: Recent developments in the environmental policy of the EU 

3. Niels Schuster, DG CLIMA: Recent developments and perspectives in EU approach and policies on transition to low-

emission and climate-resilient economy

4. Iskandar Abdullaev, CAREC: Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-sector Investment in Central Asia in English

4.1 Iskandar Abdullaev, CAREC: Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-sector Investment in Central Asia in Russian

5. Gediminas Ramanauskas, DG Research & Innovation: EU-Central Asia Water Regional Science Diplomacy

6. Zhan Nurbekov, Ministry of Energy, Kazakstan: Transition of Kazakhstan to Green Economy 

6.1 Zhan Nurbekov, Ministry of Energy, Kazakstan: speech

7. Aizada Barieva, State Agency on Environment and Forestry, Kyrgyzstan: Environmental Management To-do List in Kyrgyzstan 

8. Suhrob Olimov, Agency on Hydrometeorology, Tajikistan: National Policy and Legislation on Climate Change Adaptation in Tajiikistan 

8.1 Suhrob Olimov, Agency on Hydrometeorology, Tajikistan: oral intervention 

9. Berdy Berdiyev, State Committee of Nature Protection, Turkmenistan: National Policy on Environment and Climate Change in Turkmenistan

10. Tolegen Abdulgaziev, State Committee of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Uzbekistan: Environmental Sustainability in Uzbekistan: Achievements and Development Priorities 

10.1 Tolegen Abdulgaziev, State Committee of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Uzbekistan: Central Asian Environmental Forum

11. Yurii Skochilov, NGOs Climate Network, Tajikistan: Views from CA NGOs

Session 2:

12. James Falzon, EBRD: EBRD Green Finance in Central Asia 

13. Fanette Bardin, AFD: AFD in Central Asia 

14. Marco Beros and Umberto del Panta, EIB: EIB's Activity in the Water Sector in Central Asia 

Session 3:

15. Valts Vilnitis, WECOOP2: Investor Guide and the Knowledge Centre Web Platform for CA – purpose, objectives, key points and future developments 

Session 4:

16. Anja Nagel, DEVCO, European Commission: Investments and EU Blending

17. Zhan Nurbekov, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan: Development Drivers for Waste Management
in Kazakhstan (in English)

17.1 Zhan Nurbekov, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan: Development Drivers for Waste Management
in Kazakhstan (in Russian)

17.2 Zhan Nurbekov, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan: speech

18. Makka Shingazieva, KazCentre JSC, Kazakhstan: Implementation of investment projects in the municipal infrastructure sector with the participation of IFIs (in English)

18.1 Makka Shingazieva, KazCentre JSC, Kazakhstan: Implementation of investment projects in the municipal infrastructure sector with the participation of IFIs (in Russian)

19. Bolat Bekniyaz, IFAS, Kazakhstan: Key Areas for Further Development of EU-CA Regional Cooperation on Environment and Climate Change (in English)

19.1 Bolat Bekniyaz, IFAS, Kazakhstan: Key Areas for Further Development of EU-CA Regional Cooperation on Environment and Climate Change (in Russian)

20. Maksat Amiraev, State Agency for Architecture, Construction, Housing and Public Utilities, Kyrgyzstan: Investment Projects on Water, Energy Efficiency and Solid Waste Management in Kyrgyzstan

21. Bakhodur Akhadzoda, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Tajikistan: Investment Opportunities and Projects on Water, Energy and Waste Management

22. Shukhrat Murodov, State Committee of Investments and State Property Management, Tajikistan: Tajikistan and Climate Change 

22.1 Shukhrat Murodov, State Committee of Investments and State Property Management, Tajikistan: speech

23. Berdy Berdiyev, State Committee of Nature Protection, Turkmenistan: National Policy on Environment and Climate Change in Turkmenistan

24. Serik Bekmaganbetov, IFAS, Turkmenistan: oral intervention

25. Tolegen Abdulgaziev, State Committee of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Uzbekistan: Project proposals for implementation within the framework of cooperation with the EU 

Session 5:

26. Snejana Popova, EU Delegation to Kazakhstan: WECOOP2 Work Plan towards completion in Feb 2019 

27. Iskandar Abdullaev, CAREC: Regional Cooperation in Central Asia on Environment, Water and Climate: Input from CAREC

28. Batyr Mamedov, ICSD: Preparation of the Regional Program in Central Asia

29. Zhanar Mautanova, IWAC: IWAC Work Program

30. Vadim Ni, Environmental NGOs Forum: Increasing public environmental awareness and facilitating engagement of civil society organizations and local communities

31. Felix Beck, GIZ CA Regional Environmental Program: Regional Programme for Sustainable and Integrative Land Use for Economic Development in Central Asia 

32. Jean-Gabriel Duss, SDC: Reforming the water sector in Central Asia 

33. Jenniver Sehring, OSCE: OSCE’s current and planned environmental activities in Central Asia 

34. Sylvie Motard, UN Environment: UN Environment's activities in Central Asia 

35. Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa, UNECE: UNECE Environment activities in Central Asia 

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