Climate change in Central Asia

Climate change in Central Asia: impacts, response measures and readiness to Paris.

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COP21 in Paris: Climate Change Agreement is signed.
196 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on December 12, 2015. This agreement will replace the active nowadays Kyoto Protocol. The agreement sets the goal of combating global warming in average temperature to "well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C by 2050." In the frameworks of this agreement, developing countries will have an opportunity to get additional funding to switch from fossil fuel to greener sources of energy and adapt to climate change effects, the developed world will provide $100 billion a year.

In 2015, CAREC in close cooperation with international partners facilitated the regional dialogue platform, bringing on board the countries of Central Asia to discuss challenges, opportunities and readiness of the region in times of a new Global Climate Agreement.

CAREC also prepared a series of knowledge products, dedicated to “Paris 2015” process at the regional level in Central Asia. They include:
1. Towards Paris 2015: what a new global climate agreement will mean for the countries of Central Asia? Technical paper. Almaty: August. 2015
2. Global climate processes in Central Asia: achievements, opportunities and expectations. Background paper. Almaty: November. 2015
3. Climate change in Central Asia: impacts, response measures and readiness to Paris. Video. Almaty: December. 2015

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