The main objective of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE) program is to support the national policies of Central Asian countries on climate change and sustainable energy, using the approach of low-carbon development, carbon sequestration, promoting energy efficiency and the introduction of renewable energy sources, as well as promoting approaches to adaptation and mitigation of climate change.
The program’s activities during 2022-2024 include expanding the climate investment assessment mechanism, advocacy and coalition building, and improved access to information and knowledge. Particular attention was paid to the organization of the joint Pavilion of the Central Asian countries at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28).
The main objectives of the Central Asian Pavilion at UNFCCC COP28 in Dubai (UAE) are:
- Synergy: discussion of joint positions and actions, increasing efficiency, avoiding duplication
- Lobbying: advocating for strategic goals and interests in the region and abroad, participating in global climate debates and negotiations, ensuring a more active presence in global climate negotiations
- Capacity: strengthen knowledge and skills in climate action, policy, diplomacy, negotiation, lobbying, climate finance, carbon markets
- Know-how: exchange of experience with colleagues from other countries and regions, mutual study of proven technologies and practices, gaining access to unique experiences and innovations
- Partnerships: strengthening cooperation with other countries, international partners, regional groups and sectors
The organization of the Pavilion of the Central Asian countries is carried out within the framework of the project “Strengthening the coordination and positioning of Central Asia in global climate processes”, implemented by CAREC with the support of GIZ.