Unlocking Climatic Insights: The Central Asia Information Portal (CACIP) in the Age of AI

Chief Operations Officer at SCiO Panagiotis Zervas shared his vision for an Al-enabled CACIP at the CACCC-2024 Panel Session “The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB): Achievements, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions”. “With the proposed implementation, CACIP will offer its users enhanced capabilities, including automated analysis of content (Le. project summaries) …

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Boriy Alikhanov: CAREC needs to increase the intensity of dialogue between the Foreign Ministry and Central Asian parliamentarians

Dr Boriy Alikhanov, Chairman of the Committee on Development and Ecology of Aral Sea region of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, highly appreciated the work of the platform of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and parliamentarians of the Central Asian countries. According to him, Uzbekistan received synergy and expressed …

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Rieks Bosch: The carbon sequestration level in Central Asia is low but the territories are large

Dr Rieks Bosch, Climate Adaptation Advisor, Dutch Green Business, when reflecting on carbon financing in Central Asia, said that carbon credits alone do not allow enough for investment at present.   He noted that Central Asian countries need a combination of social and ecological credits to reach over 10 USD/ton (up to 20 USD/ton).   …

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Amanda McKee on Finance Mobilization

Amanda McKee, Director for Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership, believes that decision makers must build on a strong climate rationale and institutional arrangements by analyzing financing gaps, exploring options, identifying barriers and solutions, and assessing the comparative advantages of various finance sources.       She thinks that a comprehensive mapping of investment needs will …

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Climate Capacity, Innovation and Financing: Needs and Opportunities

Climate change and adaptation are not just the responsibility of environmentalists, scientists, biologists and environmental ministries. It is impossible to adapt to climate consequences and solve climate challenges without finances, otherwise, all smart and innovative strategies will remain on paper. The financial resources available to the countries of Central Asia to solve climate problems were discussed at the panel session of CACCC-2024 “Climate …

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Zafar Makhmudov: Central Asian countries have made significant progress in increasing transparency in recent years

“As we all know, the Paris Agreement Transparency Framework requires countries to submit their first biennial Transparency Report (BTR) by December 31, 2024. These reports will replace the Biennial Updated Reports (BUR) and play a key role in providing detailed information on measures taken by countries, assessing the effectiveness of existing climate change policies, progress …

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Memorandum on Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia

The Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia on 27 May at CACCC-2024. The purpose of the Memorandum is to establish cooperation in disaster risk reduction. The Memorandum provides for the development and implementation of joint regional and international programs and …

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Tatyana Proskuryakova: The World Bank is the world’s largest development organization

The countries of Central Asia are experiencing the consequences of climate change like no other in the world, stated the World Bank’s Regional Director for Central Asia, Tatyana Proskuryakova, at the opening ceremony of the Central Asia Climate Change Conference on May 27 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. According to her, climate change issues in Central Asia …

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CACCC-2024 paves the way for the regional cooperation

Today, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea Askhat Orazbay and Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia Zafar Makhmudov signed a Memorandum of Cooperation at CACCC-2024.       As noted, the Memorandum will contribute to the expansion of cooperation on climate resilience of the countries of the …

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Olga Pilifosova: We have a window of opportunity that will close in 10 years

«Центрально-Азиатская Конференция по вопросам изменения климата (ЦАКИК-2024) проходит в очень важный момент глобального экологического дискурса, в момент, когда региональное и трансграничное сотрудничество становится критически важным», – заявила представитель Секретариата Рамочной конвенции ООН об изменении климата (РКИК ООН) Ольга Пилифосова на церемонии открытия Центрально-Азиатской Конференции по вопросам изменения климата (ЦАКИК-2024) в Алматы, 27 мая 2024 г.     Она …

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