A large number of environmental organizations operate in Central Asia today each occupying a particular niche and addressing certain ecological issues. The interest of all Central Asian stakeholders in resolving region-specific environmental problems continues to grow. However, the organizations working on the regional level are few.
The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) possesses a unique mandate granted by five Central Asian states (CAS). The Center’s mission is to assist CAS’s in addressing their national and regional challenges in the sphere of nature conservation. For this purpose, CAREC provides the platform for interstate and multisectoral dialogue permitting introduction of cutting-edge know-how, knowledge and technologies in the region. In its own turn, this promotes the deployment and application of innovative environmental policies, approaches and techniques, involvement of the public in environmental decision-making, and improvement of information exchange on the regional level.
CAREC goals and objectives:
• to promote intersectoral dialogue among national- and local-level authorities, NGO’s, local communities, the private sector and donor organizations on issues of environmental sustainability in the Central Asian region;
• to build capacity of accessing international expertise, knowledge, best practices and advanced technologies in the sphere of environmental management and sustainable development, and their application in Central Asian states;
• to enhance the role of the civil society in sustainable development activities in Central Asia;
We are open to implementation of joint projects, dialogue with various sectors of society, and are prepared to improve the state of the environment of our region based on collective efforts.