The Regional Ramsar Network of Central Asia offers new approaches to protect the wetlands

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – On November 28-30, 2023, representatives of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) and the Ramsar Regional Initiative of Central Asia (RRI-CA) participated in the Regional Dialogue on Transboundary Conservation in Central Asia. The dialogue aims to identify priorities and initiatives for cross-border environmental initiatives and cooperation for sustainable landscape management …

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Why is the UNFCCC COP28 a landmark event for the future of Central Asian countries?

On November 30, 2023, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28) will begin its work in the UAE, Dubai. At this global climate summit engaged almost all countries of the world, the states of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – will …

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Network Of Academic Societies Meeting: Significant Impact on Research Potential of Central Asian Universities for 10 Years

Network Of Academic Societies Meeting: Significant Impact on Research Potential of Central Asian Universities for 10 Years Last Wednesday, November 24, a significant event took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan – the meeting of the Central Asian Network of the Academic Societies (NAS). The event was attended by 24 representatives from 19 universities in the region. …

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Central Asia at UNFCCC COP28: What is Regional Statement of NGO and Youth about?

Representatives of the national climate and environmental networks of Central Asian countries, together with representatives of the youth of the region finalized the Regional Statement on behalf of civil society and youth of Central Asian countries. The Regional Statement will be voiced at the 10th Meeting of the MFAs and Parliamentarians of Central Asia in …

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Water Resources Management in Tajikistan: Reducing Water Scarcity

A large-scale regional project is being launched in Tajikistan, focused on the first concrete steps and actions by the local communities on the rational management of water resources in the region. This problem is so important for all Central Asian countries that the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) considered it timely and relevant …

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Training for trainers on water diplomacy and international water law

The USAID Regional Project on Water Resources and Environment, as part of the implementation of Component 1 on Capacity Building and Education, initiated the development of a full-fledged course on Water Diplomacy and International Water Law for undergraduate/graduate students at universities in Central Asian countries. With financial support from the Blue Peace Central Asia initiative, …

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Central Asian Network of Academic Societies: role in strengthening regional cooperation

Central Asian Network of Academic Societies: role in strengthening regional cooperation Almaty, Kazakhstan – Today, the Central Asian Network of Academic Societies (NAS) held a bi-annual meeting at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty. The meeting was organized by USAID1 Central Asia’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity (WAVE) in cooperation with the Regional Environmental …

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A new project on financial self-sufficiency of protected areas starts in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s Office of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) launches the project “Feasibility study of an effective system of financial self-sufficiency in protected areas (PAs)”. The project is supported by the UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN-II). BIOFEN is a global partnership that addresses the issue of biodiversity financing in a comprehensive way for …

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Sadyr Japarov at the One Planet Summit called for the preservation of glaciers and the protection of the zone of formation of water resources

The President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov called for joining efforts to find ways to preserve glaciers and cooperate in protecting the zone of formation of water resources, speaking on November 10 at the High-Level Segment of the “One Planet Summit” in Paris. According to the presidential press service, Japarov noted that global climate change is …

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Central Asia to Increase Hydropower Capacity by 8900 MW by 2035

In the years 2028-2029, Central Asia is expected to face a consistent and sustainable deficit of fresh water, estimated at approximately 5-12 cubic kilometers. At the same time, in the next 10 years, the region anticipates a substantial increase in its demand for electricity. These were the key points highlighted by Nikolai Podguzov, Chairman of …

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