COP-27. CA: Regional cooperation to ensure climate action transparency

Publication date: 14 November 2022

November 11Sharm el-Sheikh - Egypt – the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC) hold side event “Regional cooperation to ensure climate action transparency” during UNFCCC COP-27.

The side event was dedicated to building sustainable and comprehensive climate action transparency systems, supporting climate information dissemination and stakeholder engagement in adaptation, climate change mitigation and regional cooperation, as well as presentation of the climate action transparency project implementation plan and key gaps, needs and barriers in this area, disseminating transparency tools and guidance (such as the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) tools and methodologies and promoting their use in the Central Asia region. The second half of the side event was dedicated to the civil sector role in combating climate change and its consequences; a statement was heard from the civil sector of the countries of Central Asia.

CAREC Executive Director Zafar Makhmudov said that the event would also present the concept of climate technology center for the Central Asian countries

During COP26 in Glasgow, an Agreement was signed between the ICAT Climate Action Transparency Initiative and CAREC on project implementation to create a Regional Hub or Regional Center for Climate Action Transparency in Central Asia (ReCATH).

As Oleg Bulany, Senior Program Manager, project curator from the Secretariat of the ICAT-donor of the ReCATH project, noted, during the year of project implementation by joint efforts of national partners, experts developed a detailed and working plan for implementation of the project for the entire project period.

As Raushan Syzdykova, ReCATH Project Manager, noted, the following results have been achieved so far:

·       Team of experts formed

·       Gap and needs analysis conducted

·       Key stakeholders identified

·       National consultations held

·       Introductory workshop conducted

·       National implementation plan developed for the entire project period (2022-2024)


There is a lot of work to be done to implement the planned activities in 6 thematic areas, including greenhouse gas inventory, adaptation and climate finance.

Dr. Olya Glade, Director of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV), GHGMI, project partners provided information on how and based on what data and by what methods the gap and needs analysis was carried out, what key recommendations were given by a consortium of international experts.

During the side event, a regional statement was made on behalf of the NGOs “Appeal from Central Asian NGOs on climate change issues”

Read the text of the statement

Additional information – Raushan Syzdykova, ReCATH Project Manager, CAREC,

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