RK Ecology Minister suggests creating CA regional climate hub
Kazakhstan Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Magzum Mirzagaliyev took part in the fourth Central Asian conference on climate change in Dushanbe, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the said Ministry.
During the Conference, heads of Central Asian nations’ environmental departments discussed issues of assessing climate risks, vulnerability and planning adaptation measures to climate change, climate finance, etc.
Magzum Mirzagaliyev took part in the high-level segment, where he noted the measures taken in the country to improve climate policy, introduce green technologies, prevent desertification and land degradation, and also touched on the Aral region’s environmental problems.
The Minister proposed to create a Central Asian Regional Climate Hub, located in Kazakhstan, purposed to address "green" growth in the region through the implementation of projects, technology transfer and knowledge exchange.
Mirzagaliyev also proposed to create a regional mechanism for working with climate funds (Green Climate Fund, GEF, etc.), develop new projects to introduce modern approaches to integrated water resources management, preserve biodiversity, and improve data exchange in the region.
Also within the Conference, Magzum Mirzagaliyev held a number of meetings with the Minister of Energy and Water Management of Tajikistan D. Dzhuma, Chairman of the State Committee on Ecology and Climate of the Kyrgyz Republic D. Kutmanova, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection of Uzbekistan I. Bokizhonov, and Guy Bonvin, Special Envoy for Water of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.