The coordinator of the regional coordinating group of the Climate Change and Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB) Irina Bekmirzaeva told the participants of the Central Asian Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2019) held in April 2019 in Tashkent about the structure and main directions of the project and the results that are planned to be achieved.
This project is implemented by the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC) under the auspices of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) and is funded by the World Bank.
Ms. Bekmirzaeva noted that the goal of the project is to solve common problems and challenges associated with the consequences of climate change in Central Asian countries through increasing access to improved climate change knowledge for key stakeholders, decision-makers, and expert communities, academia and the business sector. And also through increased investment and technical capacity building.
This is one of the largest projects in Central Asia aimed at disseminating climate knowledge, implemented in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The total project budget is $ 38 million. The regional component for which CAREC is responsible is $ 15 million.
The project has 7 sub-components, which are factually full-fledged and substantive projects, these are:
Development and creation of a regional information platform
Modernization of weather and climate observation systemsDissemination of methodologies, approaches and tools
Information products and new knowledge
Climate investment appraisal mechanism
The project activity began in 2016 and today is in the middle of the project cycle in the active phase of implementation.
In addition to the regional one, the project has a national component - lending aimed at the development of agricultural activities, which is implemented in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Speaking to the participants of CACCC-2019, Irina Bekmirzaeva mentioned to the participants that this is the second Central Asian climate change conference organized under the project. That, in her opinion, "is a confirmation of the expansion of the regional dialogue in Central Asia on climate change and the active promotion of a sustainable future."
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Sources: own information and materials from the Internet.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Program in the Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB).