CAREC Open Day and International Conference «Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Asia»

Publication date: 20 June 2016

CAREC Open Day and International Conference «Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Asia»

Full details about the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of CAREC’s foundation is available here

On 20-21 June, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) holds its CAREC Open Day and International Conference «Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Asia» on the occasion of its 15th Anniversary.

The date of the CAREC Open Day: 20 June 2016.
Venue: Almaty city, microdistrict Orbita 1, building 40, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia.

The primary objective of CAREC Open Day is to demonstrate openness of the centre in promoting environmental initiatives in Central Asia, its willingness to cooperate, promote environmental partnership. The invited guests include representatives from environmental ministries of the CA countries, Almaty City Akimat, international partners and donors.

Within the framework of this celebration, CAREC will demonstrate its achievements through a series of sessions and round table aimed at raising awareness of a wide range of actors on priority issues of the environmental situation in Central Asia.

In the territory of the centre, there will be organized fair-exhibition of eco-artisans and competition on children’s painting on environmental themes, etc.

The date of the International Conference: 21 June 2016.
Venue: The conference hall «Nomad», hotel Ramada Almaty,
Baitursynov street 27/1, Almaty city, Kazakhstan
The registration of media is from 09.00 to 09.30 hours

On 21 June in Almaty CAREC will hold an International Conference «Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Asia» on the occasion of its 15th Anniversary.

The aim of the conference is to discuss the cooperation matters on environment and sustainable development in Central Asia: progress and achievements, plans and priorities. Within the Conference, it would be signed an outcome document defining the cooperation strategy in Central Asia for the next decade.

Speakers of the Conference will be following officials: heads of ministries, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, CAREC Executive Director, Director of State Agency on Environment protection and forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, The Chairman of the Committee on environmental protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Chairman of the State Committee on environmental protection and land resources of Turkmenistan,  as well as representatives of environmental organizations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The conference will include three plenary meetings where will be  presentation by: Mr. Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, European External Action Service Mr. Gyorgy Szabo, Ambassador, OSCE Programme Office in Astana, Mr. George Buma, Team leader, UNDP Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS, Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, Head of Office, Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, United Nations ESCAP, Mr. George Deikun, Regional Mission Director for Central Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development, Mr. Bo. Libert, Regional Advisor on Environment, Environment Division, UNECE, Mr. Jan Dusik, Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe, Mr. IJsbrand H. de Jong, Lead Water Recourse Specialist, The World Bank, Dr. Volker Frobarth, Programme Director, Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia, GIZ GmnH and Mr. Peep Mardiste, EU Water Initiative Programme Manager, UNECE.

At the thematic panel sessions organized during the Conference, there will be discussion of key issues in the area of climate change, water cooperation in Central Asia, health and environment, etc.

The International Conference participants will be representatives of the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environmental and Agencies responsible for Environment, national agencies in Central Asia, members of CAREC Board of Governors and CAREC Public Advisory Council, NGO representatives, partners and donors from international, regional organizations.

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Alexey Kobzev         

Leading Knowledge Management Specialist  


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Aleksandr Kerimov



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Olga Kalenichuk



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The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) is an independent, non-profit, non-political, international organisation assisting the Central Asian governments, regional and international stakeholders in addressing environmental and sustainability challenges across Central Asia. By promoting dialogue and collaboration among all environmental stakeholders, CAREC has today become a leading regional knowledge hub in the field of environment and sustainable development recognized by national, regional and international partners.

CAREC was founded by the governments of the five Central Asian republics, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and the European Union and UNDP, following the resolution of the IV Pan-European Conference held in 1998, Aarhus (Denmark). It began its operations in 2001. Since then, operating through its head office located in Almaty, Kazakhstan and a well-established country office network through the five Central Asian states (CAS), CAREC has become a true leader of environmental cooperation in the region.

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