Preparation of the Regional Statement on behalf of the governments of Central Asia for the UNFCCC COP28: A new stage
Central Asia – October 31 – The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) conducted the next online meeting of the working group to discuss a draft statement on behalf of the Governments of the Central Asian countries for the UNFCCC COP28 in Dubai, UAE.
The text of the Regional Statement will be announced by the representative nominated by the Central Asian countries at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28) in Dubai, UAE.
The meeting gathered the representatives of all Central Asian countries – officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the relevant ministries of the Central Asian states who were nominated by their governments as persons authorized to draft a joint regional statement.
The participants discussed almost every paragraph and every word of the text of the statement so that it was balanced, reflected the interests of all Central Asian countries and represented the region as a whole.
The meeting is held within the framework of the project “Strengthening coordination and positioning of Central Asia in global climate processes” implemented by CAREC under GIZ support and is part of the series of meetings “Regional Dialogue of Central Asian Countries on Joint Preparation for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change”.
Dilovarsho Dustzoda, Program Manager “Climate Change and Sustainable Energy”/ CAMP4ASB AF Project Coordinator, email@example.com
Vladimir Grebnev, CAREC Climate Change Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recall that for the first time in the history of the Conferences of the Parties to the UNFCCC, CAREC, with the support of the governments of the Central Asian countries, development partners and non-governmental organizations, organized the Central Asia Pavilion at the UNFCCC COP26 in November 2021 in Glasgow (UK). For the first time in the history of the COP, two Regional Statements on behalf of the governments of the Central Asian countries and NGOs were also announced in the Central Asian Pavilion.
The Central Asian Pavilion, united by the slogan “5 countries – 1 region – 1 vote”, allowed the Central Asian countries to present to the international community their investment potential, role in the global climate process, prospects and current funding needs and opportunities for cooperation. The Pavilion hosted over 60 events at COP26.