Memorandums of Cooperation: Regional Cooperation Gains Vim to Keep up with the Green World

12 August 2021

МоСThe Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) held the solemn ceremonies of signing the memorandums of cooperation with its key partners at the Fourth Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2021).

The leading idea of the ceremonies is the enhancement of regional cooperation in the exchange of knowledge, information and data. “We need the holistic approach to enhance the effectiveness and resilience of the ambitious climate actions in the region so that we consider climate adaptation and climate change mitigation jointly not apart,” said Zafar Makhmudov, the Executive Director of CAREC.

Joint efforts of the countries of Central Asia will be maintained and implemented in cooperation with The Committee for Environmental protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, The Kazakhstan Agency for International Development KazAID, The "International green technologies and investment projects Center" NJC (IGTIC), Regional Programme for Sustainable and Climate Sensitive Land Use for Economic Development in Central Asia of GIZ (SLU-CA (GIZ).

As noted the international expert Alessandra Fidanza, the countries of Central Asia accumulated considerable experience in environmental legislation, strategic planning and introduction of innovative technologies; and have enormous potential for further actions.

МоСSigned memorandums of cooperation and agreement will effect a transition to the green economy; will raise green funding; will broaden experience; will inform about best practices for transition to green technologies; and develop innovative entrepreneurship.

Thus, the signed memorandum with IGTIC is the first step toward the establishment of the Central Asia Climate Hub for the real economy and introduction of the best world practices of transition to the green economy in the region as the establishment of the Central Asian BAT Bureau within the framework of the Green Bridge Partnership Program.

The partnership in disseminating environmental and climate information, strategies, policies and scientific research work under the recently established Central Asia Climate Information Platform (CACIP) has the central role in cooperation.