THE REGIONAL

ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE

FOR CENTRAL ASIA

COP26

FROM November 01, 2021
TO November 11, 2021

The conference

Historic Event at the UNFCCC COP26: Central Asia – One Region, One Voice

For the first time in the history of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the countries of Central Asia will voice their consolidated position on climate change as one region at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26).

According to the organizers, COP26 will be a landmark event for the world community since it considers the issues in question determining the future of the whole humankind.

More than 10,000 people participate in various events during the Conference of the Parties.  In this case, the pavilions are a hallmark of the participating countries designed to attract everyone’s attention.

In previous iterations of the Conference of the Parties, the countries of Central Asia lost much by voicing their concerns separately. It is time for the five countries of Central Asia to unite and attract the attention of the world community in addressing the issues of climate change, and for closer cooperation,” said Zafar Makhmudov, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

For this reason, CAREC organized a joint Central Asian Pavilion at UNFCCC COP26 and nowadays Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will be able to demonstrate to the world their achievements, results, and prospects through a single regional platform. Throughout the 20 years of the joint work the countries of Central Asia have gained enormous potential in such fields as environmental legislation, strategic planning, and implementation of innovative technologies that can be considered certainly as an advantage to the region as a whole.  The Governments of Central Asia in their Regional Statement for UNFCCC COP26 emphasize the consolidated position to respond to climate change challenges.

For the first time in the history of such climate change conferences, the joint pavilion provides Central Asian countries with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their investment potential, their role in the global climate process, their perspectives and current needs for financing, technologies and expertise. It is also a unique opportunity to draw global attention to the high vulnerability of the region and the risks of climate migration, especially in the context of current geopolitical stability.

Contact person – Irina Bubenko, Knowledge Management Specialist, CAREC, email: ibubenko@carececo.org

Brief Background

At the previous COP25, the Central Asian national coordinators of the UNFCCC addressed the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC) with an urgent proposal to be the regional representative of Central Asia on this global platform, voicing their concerns as one in combatting the challenges the climate crisis faces them with.

The countries of Central Asia entrusted CAREC with a unique mandate – to assist Central Asian countries in addressing environmental problems at national and regional levels. CAREC’s systematic work strive for the consolidation of the region. It CAREC therefore serves as a resource for inter-state and inter-departmental dialogue for the countries of Central Asia to successfully introduce and apply innovative environmental policies, approaches, and methodologies as well as to involve the civil society in decision-making processes.

In 2020, CAREC intensified its work to support the CA countries in preparation for COP26. Thus, CAREC together with international and government partners – together with the involvement of representatives of civil society – has initiated consultations at regional and national levels. The consultations are aimed at developing the consolidated position of the region to address urgent issues in the countries of Central Asia caused by climate change and aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together with its partners, CAREC is jointly developing Regional Statements on behalf of the Central Asian governments and civil society to be voiced at UNFCCC COP26.

The draft Regional Statement for UNFCCC COP26, first of all, emphasizes the extreme vulnerability of the region to climate change, and its serious affects on ecosystems, national economies, and public health. At the same time the region has a high potential for testing innovative technologies, methods, and approaches to increase climate change resilience and fulfill the Paris Agreement objectives.

NGOs of Central Asia countries in their draft Regional Statement urge the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the international and business community to strengthen national and regional programs in order to prevent the climate crisis and its consequences in the region, as well as to increase the role of civil society in this process at all levels.

Interview with Zafar Makhmudov, the CAREC Executive Director (in Russian).

About the pavilion

Agenda

WORLD LEADERS SUMMIT:

Welcoming world leaders to COP to put forward high level ambition and action towards securing global net zero and keeping 1.5 degrees in reach; adapting to protect communities and natural habitats; and mobilizing finance

09:30am-10:00pm

Opening Ceremony of the Central Asian Pavilion

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95601048181?pwd=cXhqUE9CdThSMklIZ1BpU3V4L1FjUT09

Zoom logi: 956 0104 8181

Zoom password: 023412


10:00am-12:00pm

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation of the snow leopard, its prey and habitat in the Western Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai

Country: Kyrgyz Republic

Type: National

Duration: 2 hours

Partners:

  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection

Language: Russian with translation into English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95191282390?pwd=V3hwM0l4UEY4djB0dS9jcU5tU3YzQT09

Zoom login: 951 9128 2390

Zoom password: 178323

WORLD LEADERS SUMMIT:

Welcoming world leaders to COP to put forward high level ambition and action towards securing global net zero and keeping 1.5 degrees in reach; adapting to protect communities and natural habitats; and mobilizing finance

 

1:00pm-2:15pm

Updated Nationally Determined Contribution of Tajikistan: Funding Key Aspects and Needs, and International Expertise

Country: Republic of Tajikistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Partners:

  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • FAO
  • NDC Secretariat
  • Asian Development Bank

Language: English

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93384120182?pwd=Mk5QY0pqOFNVNnNtNG9WZEJKeitqUT09

Zoom login: 933 8412 0182

Zoom password: 023816


3:00pm-4:30pm

Regional Unity in Combating Climate Change

Organization: International Green Technologies & Investments Center (IGTIC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • International Green Technologies & Investments Center (IGTIC)
  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • UNDP Kazakhstan
  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Language: English and Russian with translation

Responsible person:

  • Nuray Satimov (nursat81@mail.ru)

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96408337694?pwd=cTBrT21GVFNDci9lUjhzMDhPVU13Zz09

Zoom login: 964 0833 7694

Zoom password: 749976

FINANCE:

Mobilizing public and private finance flows at scale for mitigation and adaptation

11:00am-12:30pm

Unlocking Green Investments

Country: Republic of Kazakhstan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)
  • UNDP Kazakhstan

Language: Russian and English with translation

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92759971875?pwd=THVwQlpSbGVlaU4wRlBpSWZ0by9nQT09

Zoom login: 927 5997 1875

Zoom password: 720516


1:00pm-2:30pm

Key aspects and needs for funding, technology, capacity building, international expertise and the role of civil society in Central Asia under Nationally Determined Contributions

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • UNDP Tajikistan
  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Language: Russian and English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91289571590?pwd=Tk5rTExXdkJNTEJNUDFLTFlDMHlVQT09

Zoom login: 912 8957 1590

Zoom password: 105711


3:00pm-4:30pm

Central Asia: A Regional Approach to Working with the Green Climate Fund

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Green Climate Fund
  • National Competent Authorities for Green Climate Fund in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  • National authorities
  • Implementing agencies
  • International organizations
  • Stakeholders

Language: Russian with translation into English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95357148703?pwd=bzFkUlBpUjJheXBxTXV3RnNCZWk2QT09

Zoom login: 953 5714 8703

Zoom password: 158862


5:00pm-6:00pm

Green Economy Strategy

Country: Republic of Uzbekistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Language: English and Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94746240166?pwd=TkdzVjBTQW01NGgvUWZiWDA4QWdOZz09

Zoom login: 947 4624 0166

Zoom password: 912949

ENERGY:

Accelerating the global transition to clean energy

11:00am-12:30pm

Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving: contribution to Carbon Neutrality

Country: Republic of Kazakhstan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • UNDP Kazakhstan

Language: Russian and English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94562810144?pwd=eXQwWEJxYjFud1FNYUFxSVdLdUo4dz09

Zoom login: 945 6281 0144

Zoom password: 121319


1:30pm-2:30pm

Climate Change Strategy of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030 and adaptation to climate change

Country: Republic of Uzbekistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • UNDP Uzbekistan
  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Language: Russian and English with translation

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91362854196?pwd=T0xUaWJCOXdvazF1WDM0U3VwVk5tZz09

Zoom login: 913 6285 4196

Zoom password: 937629


3:00pm-4:30pm

Fifth Meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and parliamentarians of the Central Asian countries on the status of implementation of Paris Agreement

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • World Bank

Language: Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91808640115?pwd=OVdUeEVjRGNQbDhxQmIyVnBiK1BsZz09

Zoom login: 918 0864 0115

Zoom password:  824152

YOUT AND PUBLIC EMPOWERMENT:

Elevating the voice of young people and demonstrating the critical role of public empowerment and education in climate action

11:00am-12:00pm

Position of Civil Society in Central Asia on Climate Change Issues

Organization: Central Asian Civil Society

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • EU Project on Resilience of youth to climate change

Language: English and Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94764869341?pwd=Q1BRbUtMV1ZVUE1maVhuZVhFT3V3dz09

Zoom login: 947 6486 9341

Zoom password: 999348


1:00pm-2:30pm

Adaptation to climate change in Tajikistan

Country: Republic of Tajikistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Aga Khan Agency Habitat

Language: English with translation to Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98369717617?pwd=eUgvQlY4VXBiTTBmTHJ2dEV3SEtndz09

Zoom login: 983 6971 7617

Zoom password: 627061


3:00pm-5:00pm

Middle Asia – Kazakhstan cooperation towards carbon neutrality and business opportunities

Organization: Climate Change Coordination Center

Type: Regional

Duration: 2 hours

Partners:

  • Climate Change Coordination Center
  • Nazarbayev University
  • “National Conservation Initiative” Corporate Fund
  • S. Chamber of Commerce

Language: English

Responsible person:

  • Asel Baibakisheva (assel.baibakisheva@nu.edu.kz)

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94867400946?pwd=ZnNCMk12TlBvWDJPbmpRNWJwd1NWdz09

Zoom login: 948 6740 0946

Zoom password: 723945

WEEKEND

WEEKEND

ADAPTATION, LOSS AND DAMAGE:

Delivering the practical solutions needed to adapt to climate impacts and address loss and damage

1:30pm-3:00pm

Regional Efforts: Exchange of Experience in Introducing and Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Central Asian countries

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia
  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • Climate Finance Center of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • UNDP

Language: Russian and English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96815400048?pwd=Y2Fubm01ZE1xbk1rZDlQMDUxd2JIQT09

Zoom login: 968 1540 0048

Zoom password: 975394


3:30pm-4:30pm

Climate change and biodiversity in Uzbekistan

Country: Republic of Uzbekistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection

Language: Russian and English with translation

Responsible person:

  • Jahangir Talibov

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92811401723?pwd=YjdaRXcrYktPbnNUbEJGUzBjRS82Zz09

Zoom login: 928 1140 1723

Zoom password: 817340


5:00pm-6:00pm

REAP project event

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • European Union

Language: Russian and English

Responsible person:

  • Valeriya Orlova ( vorlova@carececo.org)

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99717597169?pwd=akJ2NnhxYkdDOVlQcCtxY2tmTlV6dz09

Zoom login: 997 1759 7169

Zoom password: 182002

GENDER:

Progressing gender equality and the full and meaningful participation of women and girls in climate action

SCIENCE AND INNOVATION:

Demonstrating that the science and innovation can deliver the climate solutions to meet, and accelerate , increased ambition

11:00am-12:30pm

Regional Climate Information: Asia

Live stream link:

https://apps.ipcc.ch/outreach/programme.php?q=23&e=1

Organization: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia
  • World Bank
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Language: English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97964008129?pwd=MU0xblBScnVGWkRtekZOZitpbGRjQT09

Zoom login: 979 6400 8129

Zoom password: 967853


1:00pm-2:00pm

Green Economy Strategy

Country: Republic of Uzbekistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Language: English and Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91007228358?pwd=M1NaYTBjZHo1VzhkQzFMVFVwRzA4dz09

Zoom login: 910 0722 8358

Zoom password: 310041

 


 

2:30pm-4:00pm

Increasing the resilience of the Aral Sea region to climate change through a systematic approach and partnership

Country: Republic of Uzbekistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • UNDP Uzbekistan
  • Center of the Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Language: English with translation into Russian

Responsible person:

  • Abdurahmanov
  • Yunusov

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92211220489?pwd=VE9RMmg5VHlrd05yVDNTNTQ1dml3UT09

Zoom login: 922 1122 0489

Zoom password: 980343


4:30pm-6:00pm

Climate Knowledge and Information as Enablers of Climate Action in Central Asia

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • World Bank

Language: Russian with translation into English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93429797202?pwd=UXNQNGRXV0JBY3lRWHpzQnhMNmR6UT09

Zoom login:  934 2979 7202

Zoom password: 432078

NATURE:

Ensuring the importance of nature and sustainable land use are part of global action on climate change and a clean, green recovery

10:00am-11:00pm

Signing an agreement between Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) and Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT):

Launch of reCATCH center at CAREC

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)
  • Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)

Language: English

Responsible person:

Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/99070261377?pwd=enFNdENWRCtuTW12Vk5Ca0VSWFpFdz09

Zoom login: 990 7026 1377

Zoom password: 914840


11:30am-1:00pm

Climate change in highlands

Country: Kyrgyz Republic

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of Kyrgyz Republic

Language: Russian and English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91302866339?pwd=NGkwODJ5cFpOM3VwYktvYXI5V1hjQT09

Zoom login: 913 0286 6339

Zoom password: 751211


1:30pm-3:00pm

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change initiatives

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Partners:

  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • World Bank
  • Nazarbaev University

Language: English

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99944870646?pwd=eGpJa2JOKzVlcTNFQXBzaGMyUnNyZz09

Zoom login: 999 4487 0646

Zoom password: 773573


3:30pm-4:30pm

Nationally Determined Contribution of Uzbekistan

Country: Republic of Uzbekistan

Type: National

Duration: 1 hour

Partners:

  • Center of the Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • UNDP Uzbekistan
  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Language: English and Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95805686734?pwd=MkFXSDV0SEl4c3pKcFhaUmhrVldPQT09

Zoom login: 958 0568 6734

Zoom password: 952728

CITIES, REGIONS & BUILT ENVIRONMENT:

Advancing action in the places we live, from communities, through to cities and regions

TRANSPORT:

Driving the global transition to zero emission transport

11:00am-1:00pm

Lessons learned and key issues in the process of the NDC Enhancement in Tajikistan

Organization: ФАО

Type: Regional

Duration: 2 hours

Partners:

  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • UNDP
  • World Bank
  • European Union
  • GiZ

Language: English

Responsible person:

Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/95143221521?pwd=V1dPM0F5VzB1eUxQZEtrNnJtcnkwQT09

Zoom login: 951 4322 1521

Zoom password: 463951


1:30pm-3:30pm

Final meeting of national delegations of Central Asian countries

Organization: Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

Type: Regional

Duration: 2 hours

Partners:

  • Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia
  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
  • State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection

Language: Russian

Responsible person:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98265404586?pwd=dU5QVDdxdWdjV3o0RXZ6UndEZTVSdz09

Zoom login: 982 6540 4586

Zoom password: 228777

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