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Enhanced regional cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water

Project overview

The Regional Coordination and Support for the EU-Central Asia Enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment, Climate Change and Water (WECOOP2) project was launched by the European Union in August 2016. It intends to continue strengthening the dialogue and sustainable development between the Central Asia partners, and to facilitate their cooperation with the EU on environment and climate change. Specifically, the project efforts are concentrating on improving and rationalising the policies and expanding the capacities of national ministries and government agencies active in these areas. 

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9th EU-CA WGECC meeting in Brussels

9th WGECC

The 9th meeting of the EU–Central Asia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC) is the first gathering after the 6th EU–CA High-Level Conference on Environment and Water Cooperation…

EU-Central Asia Policy Dialogue on Environment and Climate Change: Circular Economy in Focus

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BRUSSELS – More than 100 participants including representatives of EU institutions, government officials and national experts from Central Asia, EU Member States, international financial institutions…

The EU’s WECOOP project to continue support for sustainable development and circular economy in Central Asia

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NUR-SULTAN – The European Union (EU) renewed the project “European Union – Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation” (WECOOP) in October 2019. It is the third phase of the…

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

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

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