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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

8th meeting of the EU-CA WGECC in Tashkent

High level representatives of all five Central Asian countries, the European Union, International Financial Institutions, international and regional organizations, and NGOs gathered for the 8th meeting of the EU-CA Working Group on Environment and Climate Change on 7-8 June 2018 in Tashkent to discuss the progress in cooperation on environment, climate change and water. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr Massimo Cozzone from Italy, the coordinating EU country for the process.

Presentations at the 8th WGECC meeting

Session 1:

1. Andreja Škerl, DG Environment, European Commission: Recent developments in the environmental policy of the EU (in English)

2. Niels Schuster, DG Climate Action, European Commission: Overview of the recent EU policy developments on climate action and international priorities (in English)

3. Ludmila Kiktenko, CAREC: Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-sector Investment in Central Asia (in English)

3.1 Ludmila Kiktenko, CAREC: Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-sector Investment in Central Asia (in Russian)

4. Nara Luvsan, UN Environment: Sustainable Infrastructure for Delivering SDGs (in English)

5. Gulmira Galiyeva, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan: Overview of National Policy on Climate Change in Kazakhstan (in Russian)

6. Arsen Ryspekov, State Agency of Environmental Protection and Forestry, Kyrgyzstan: Recent and Future Developments in Environmental Governance in the Kyrgyz Republic (in Russian)

7. Suhrob Olimov, Agency for Hydrometeorology, Tajikistan: Overview of Recent Developments in Environmental Protection and Activities in the framework of WECOOP2 in Tajikistan (oral intervention in Russian)

8. Mergen Yusupov, State Committee for Environment Protection and Land Resources, Turkmenistan: Overview of National Policy on Environmental Protection and Climate Change in Turkmenistan (in Russian)

9. Tolegen Abdulgaziev, State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection, Uzbekistan: Current and Future Developments in Environmental Protection in Uzbekistan (in Russian)

10. Yurii Skochilov, Tajikistan Climate Network: The Role of Civil Society in Climate Action in Tajikistan (in Russian)

Session 2:

11. Valts Vilnitis, WECOOP2: Overview of the process and outcomes from the on-site visits (in English)

12. Arsen Ryspekov, State Agency of Environmental Protection and Forestry, Kyrgyzstan: Priority Projects on Environment in the Kyrgyz Republic (in Russian)

13. Suhrob Olimov, Committee of Environment protection, Agency for Hydrometeorology, Tajikistan: Air Quality and Waste Management (in Russian)

14. Yuliya Dushkina, KazWaste Association: Perspective Projects on Waste Management in Kazakhstan (in Russian)

15. Alexander Rogachevsky, EBRD: Case studies and lessons learnt from environmental investment projects development in the region (in Russian)

16. Valts Vilnitis, WECOOP2: Proposal for the workshop for “clinic” review in September in Almaty (in English)

Session 3:

17. Valts Vilnitis, WECOOP2: Investor Guide and the Knowledge Centre Web Platform for CA – purpose, objectives, key points and future developments (in English)

18. Alessandra Fidanza, Sogesid-spa, Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea, Italy: SEA as a tool for sustainable infrastructure development (in English)

19. Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa, UNECE: Strengthening environmental assessment systems in Kazakhstan by integrating modern SEA and EIA procedures (in English)

19.1 Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa, UNECE: Strengthening environmental assessment systems in Kazakhstan by integrating modern SEA and EIA procedures (in Russian)

20. Alisher Mamadzhanov, UNECE, and Christina Leb, World Bank: Financing Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins Preparing Bankable Projects (in English)

21. Nurzat Abdyrasulova, KyrSEFF: Unlocking finance for private sector engagement and promotion of green technologies (in English)

22. Raphael Jozan, AFD: Improving knowledge about the IFI requirements and the Process of bankable project preparation (in English)

23. Umberto Del Panta, EIB: EIB support to climate action and environmental protection (in English)

Session 4:

24. Snejana Popova, EUD Kazakhstan: WECOOP 2 Work Plan until February 2019 (in English)

25. Arsen Ryspekov, State Agency of Environmental Protection and Forestry, Kyrgyzstan: Next phase (post-February 2019): future governance of the process and new mandate for the WG (oral intervention in Russian)

26. Suhrob Olimov, Agency for Hydrometeorology, Tajikistan: Next phase (post-February 2019): future governance of the process and new mandate for the WG (oral intervention in Russian)

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