Assessment of Assessments Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on air, wastes, biodiversity and climate change
Project period: 2012-2013
Federal office for the environment of Switzerland (FOEN)
About the project:
In 2010-2011, within the Environment for Europe Process, the Europe’s Environment Assessment of Assessments which focus on the Inland water resources and the Green economy was implemented towards the Pan-European Ministerial Conference EfE-7 (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2011). This Assesment of assessment project was implemented in two countries: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on air, wastes, biodiversity and climate change topics.
Project goal: to analyze the situation and available assessments (reports) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan with regard to four themes and prepare the AoA report.
Activities of the project:
- Setting up the project team from national experts and coordination of their work;
- Guiding the process of identification and analysis of available assessments and filling the review template for the most relevant assessments;
- Development of country fiches for each target country on each theme;
- Development of final AoA Report in close consultation with national focal points and experts;
- Discussion of the assessment findings at national and international platforms
- Presenting the outcomes of AoA at regional and international conferences and WG meetings.
Results of the project:
- Working groups (WGs) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are established,
- Two national focal points from countries are nominated, 4 experts for 4 thematic fields from both countries are nominated;-
- Enhanced capacities of involved experts and members of WGs on the process of applying existing methodology and tools available on the EE-AoA portal http://aoa.ew.eea.europa.eu/virtual-library-viewer;
- Under the guide of a key expert national experts collected, analyzed relevant and available assessments;
- Country fiches (one fiche for each subject for each country) has prepared and agreed with WGs
- Assessment reviews for Kazakhstan and for Kyrgyzstan that cover each focus theme are prepared;
- Findings with all relevant national stakeholders have been identified;
- Assessment of assessments report was presented at 14th session of the UNECE Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment in Geneva, November 2013.