The Workshop on Mainstreaming Technology in Climate Action Plans strengthened synergies to accelerate climate technology transfer.
In order to identify technology transfer opportunities on a broad range of sectors and which are packaged in climate action plans and nationally determined contributions, a workshop was held on the 7th June 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The event was co-hosted by the Centre’s Network member, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), which connects the Central Asian sub-region with global counterparts and maintains a dialogue on climate processes.
“The transfer of technologies is one of the key objectives and one of the solutions for addressing the climate change challenges we are facing now. I would like to call in everyone for active participation as this event is this a key opportunity to increase collaboration to address climate change challenges”, said Ms. Raisa Taryannikova, Head of the Department for Transboundary Monitoring of Environmental Pollution of Uzhydromet, Head of the CACILM Secretariat.
The sub-region of Central Asia is undertaking serious efforts to mobilizing resources for climate actions through different programmes and initiatives funded by national, bilateral, or multilateral agencies. However, with many national initiatives running in parallel, a close coordination is needed to mainstream technology in the national climate agenda and support implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). A common interest for Central Asian countries is seen in the preparation of technology needs assessment, capacity building, and sub-regional cooperation. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seen as a body for enhancing policy and capacity by bringing innovative solutions for drought resistance, climate risk reduction and resource saving techniques in energy and agriculture sector in particular.
CAMP4ASB project is a World Bank’s regional program to tackle the issues of adaptation and mitigation in the sub-region, intends to make closer links to climate-related technologies at the local level and upscale knowledge on best practices to the sub-regional platform on information exchange and communication. Having CAREC to implement the regional component of the CAMP4ASB and being a sub-regional network member to CTCN, the workshop provided a momentum for exploring opportunities to engage on climate adaptation and mitigation planning in Central Asia and bring more stakeholders to discuss issues of technologies and finance.
The workshop was organized as part of the Central Asian International Environmental Forum “Strengthening Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development”. The forum aimed to contribute to strengthening the dialogue among the government agencies, academia, the international community for development, civil society and business structures in Central Asia on environmental issues and the formation of joint solutions for sustainable development of the region. The Forum brought leaders and experts from Central Asia and Eastern Europe, UNFCCC, Green Climate Fund, UNEP, FAO, Multilateral Development Banks and CAREC.
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