Tashkent hosts Central Asia Climate Change Conference on “Towards achieving climate resilience in the region”.
The conference, organized in cooperation with Uzhydromet Center, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, the World Bank and other organizations, was attended by representatives of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and the World Bank.
The effects of the climate change are felt in all key sectors of the economy. Central Asia is considered one of the most vulnerable regions to the impact of climate change. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the average global temperature over the five-year period (2013–2018) was the highest in the entire history of meteorological observations.
The Central Asia Conference is organized to continue the discussion of measures on combating the effects of climate change and adapt to them, drawing the attention of participants to the priority needs of the region. At the event, organized within the framework of the World Bank’s CAMP4ASB project, main attention was paid to the exchange of knowledge, information and experience in the field of climate change in Central Asia, taking necessary measures in this direction.
At the conference, global climate policy and national commitments, the impact of climate change on a regional and global scale and adaptation, climate services, financing projects and technology development initiatives and implementing climate change practices were considered.
Participants exchanged views on integrated management of natural resources, the role of science-based resolutions and decisions, regional initiatives, civil society and the private sector in the field.
Exhibition of practical works and technologies on mitigating the effects of climate change and adaptation was held.