Over 500 representatives from Central Asia attend CACCC-2023

Publication date: 16 May 2023

“Today the countries of the region experience such climate impacts as change of temperature and water regimes, precipitation shifts, extreme increase of rains and droughts. This causes land degradation and desertification, worsen water quality and increase the burden on infrastructure. Against this backdrop, the achievement of carbon neutrality is becoming one of the most important strategic challenges requiring a unified solution at the regional level,” Zafar Makhmudov, the Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia, said at the 5th Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2023) in Dushanbe.  

The regional cooperation fosters addressing climate issues and adaptation and the Conference is a platform for promoting and enhancing the regional dialogue on national climate priorities and climate financing. 

The Conference convenes over 300 people offline and 250 people online. They are representatives of the relevant ministries of Central Asian countries, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia and youth.

They gathered to coordinate further steps in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and discuss prevention measures of climate change in the region. 

The Conference is in a hybrid format. Updated information is on https://carececo.org/main/activity/mettings/cakik-2023/ 

 The 5th Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2023) is organized by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) under Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program in the Aral Sea Basin AF (CAMP4ASB AF) and Central Asia Nexus Dialogue Project: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus and Multi-Sector Investment (NEXUS) in cooperation with the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Central Asia Water & Energy Program (CAWEP), a partnership among the World Bank, the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and is supported by PROGREEN.

CAREC implements CAMP4ASB AF jointly with EC IFAS under the financial support of the World Bank and the Green Climate Fund. 

Additional information - Irina Bekmirzaeva, Program Manager “Climate Change and Sustainable Energy”/ CAMP4ASB AF Project Coordinator, ibekmirzaeva@carececo.org   

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

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