A high-level government meeting was held on 7 November 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan.


High-level government officials of ministries and departments of all Central Asian countries in charge of climate change issues – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – discussed the topical and significant issue of building up regional cooperation to address climate change problems at the large-scale Central Asian Forum “Central Asia on the Way to the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC: 5 countries – 1 region – 1 voice”.


As noted by Zafar Makhmudov, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), CAREC organized the joint preparatory meeting prior to the UNFCCC COP-28 at the initiative of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects and with the financial support of GIZ, USAID and UNDP.

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