USAID launches a “community of practice” to strengthen cooperation on water, energy, food and environmental issues in Central Asia

BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (November 10, 2022) – Today, in Bishkek, USAID launched a Community of Practice webpage that will serve as an online knowledge repository and discussion platform for water specialists in the region, and provide an important foundation for ensuring sustainable collaboration on water, energy and climate change issues in Central Asia. Tha launch …

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Impact of COVID-19 on Lives, Livelihoods and Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Tajikistan

The coronavirus pandemic hit Tajikistan when its economy and livelihoods were already fragile following several economic disruptions in the past decade. The economic implications of the COVID-19 outbreak became apparent soon after the first cases were officially declared, and businesses and vulnerable population groups have been on the front lines ever since. The impact of …

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THE ROLE OF CLIMATE FINANCE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT IN CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES

We are glad to provide you with the Synthesis Review (in Russian and English) dedicated to the “Financing climate change actions ”. This synthesis review aims to inform the public on the role of climate finance in fulfilling national commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement in the Central Asian Region, as well as to highlight …

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COVID-19 highlights the need for access to clean water

As healthcare workers across the globe unanimously promoted frequent handwashing as the most effective element in preventing COVID-19, Viloyat Valieva, a 48-year-old teacher from Laboba, Khatlon, grew more concerned about hers and her fellow-villagers’ disproportionate vulnerability to the disease due to lack of access to clean water.https://www.tj.undp.org/content/tajikistan/en/home/presscenter/stories/2020/covid-19-highlights-the-need-for-access-to-clean-water.html

GHG Forecasting in Key Sectors and Impact Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Policies and Measures

Tajikistan has implemented in recent years a number of policies and measures (PAMs)6 to mitigate climate change reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Assessing the impact of these measures, and additional PAMs that will be implemented in the future, is key for tracking progress of the achievement of national targets (i.e. NDC), facilitating policymaking and improving the …

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Pilot Project in Central on Payments for Ecosystem Services

An assessment of the proposed five pilot sites was conducted within the CAREC Project on “Payment for Ecosystem Services in the Issyk-Kul oblast”. The project is implemented by the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia (CAREC) with support of the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Issyk-Kul oblast state administration of …

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Student research competition on sustainable management of natural resources in Central Asia

The student research competition aims to build the capacities of young specialists in the sustainable management of natural resources in the Central Asian countries. The competition is organized within the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin project. Main topics of the competition: All thematic areas should be directly or indirectly related to climate change …

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Talk Eastern Europe 32: Addressing the challenge of climate change

After the European Commission announced its ambitious initiative of an EU New Green Deal, many questions remain, including to what extent members of Europe’s eastern neighbourhood will be involved in the project and how a just transition from a carbon-based fuel economy could look like. To get a better sense of the challenges in the …

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