Proceedings Report: Central Asia Climate Change Focal Points and Experts Consultation Meeting, 28-30 Sept 2011, Turkmenistan
The consultation meeting of climate change focal points and experts in the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from September 28 to 30, 2011, with the support of UNEP. Representatives from ROAP and AIT-UNEP RRC.AP (Bangkok) also participated in this event.
The goals of the workshop were to discuss the outcomes of the Phase 1 of the UNEP-KEMCO project “Capacity Building in Development of Policy Framework for Promotion of Low Carbon Emission Societies in Central Asia”, and discuss the way forward in Phase 2.
The workshop began by providing a general overview of the Phase 1 activities and their
outcomes after the completion of implementation. It went on to discuss proposals for Phase 2, and the need for in-depth planning before embarking on this phase. Sectors and technologies for work on mitigation came under special focus as did knowledge gaps and capacity building needed for adaptation. The meeting laid special emphasis on the action plan for implementation of mitigation under Phase 2, and the action plan under AKP/APAN.
It also provided a platform for the introduction of the initiatives being undertaken by Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) and Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) in Central Asia. CAREC, which has been active in the region for several years, was also formally inducted as a sub-regional node of APAN during the meeting, which discussed in detail the importance of adaptation knowledge for the region, and the steps required to promote it.
Visit the meeting's page for proceedings and presentation files.