UNFCCC COP28: Monitoring climate change impacts in Central Asia’s cryosphere

Publication date: 03 December 2023

Dubai – UAE – December 3, the COP28 Central Asia Pavilion hosted the side event Monitoring climate change impacts in Central Asia’s cryosphere: cooperation, research and technology for improved climate change adaptation and resilience”.

Organizers are GIZ on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), SDC, Republic of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic and UNESCO Central Asian Regional Glaciological Center in Kazakhstan.

Speakers from different countries and relevant institutions with capacities and knowledge for cryosphere monitoring and glacio-hydrological modelling for early warning and water allocation will present lessons learned and discuss the importance of cooperation, data sharing, research and technology to improve the understanding of the high-altitude water cycle and achieve greater climate change adaptation and resilience in the region.

The side event focused on experiences and examples of cooperation, data sharing, use of glacier and snow survey technology and scientific research across Central Asian countries, and relevant public, private sector and research institutions to improve cryosphere monitoring in the region.

Videorecording is available at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Xo1jdybIM



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