Promoting a green economy and finding sustainable solutions to water, energy efficiency and waste management related issues are at the top of national development agenda in all Central Asian countries. To discuss available opportunities and ways to improve access to international financing, representatives of the Central Asian governments, the European Union (EU), International Financial Institutions (IFIs), international and regional organizations, and NGOs gathered in Almaty on 23-24 November 2017 for a workshop on access to international investments in water, energy efficiency and waste management infrastructure.
The workshop participants discussed practical ways to improve the process for preparing bankable projects. Particular attention was paid to key directions for action to catalyse investment through other considerable sources for financing “green” projects – the Green Climate Fund and the EU Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA). Financial capacity of the private sector was also reviewed.
Presentations at the workshop