Laurie Bristow - speaker of CACCC 2020

Publication date: 12 October 2020
Laurie Bristow - speaker of CACCC 2020

The Third Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC 2020) will be held online on October 19-23, 2020. The objective of the conference is to strengthen a regional dialogue on climate change and sustainable development through the information and knowledge exchange in Central Asia. You can get more detailed information on the CACCC-2020 here.

A series of our publications will be dedicated to the speakers of the upcoming event. And, today, we would like to introduce you to Sir Laurie Bristow, Regional COP-26 Ambassador of Great Britain. Her presentation on the COP 26 as a road towards enhanced climate actions will take place on October 19 as a part of the thematic opening session of the CACCC 2020.


Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG was appointed the UK government’s COP26 Regional Ambassador to the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and China in March 2020.

Previously, from January 2016 until January 2020, Sir Laurie was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Before that position Mr. Bristow held the following positions:

  • 2012 to 2015 - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Director, National Security;

  • 2010 to 2012 - FCO, Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia;

  • 2007 to 2010 - Moscow, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission;

  • 2004 to 2007 - Baku, Her Majesty’s Ambassador;

  • 2003 - FCO, Deputy Director, Iraq Planning Unit/Iraq Policy Unit;

  • 2002 to 2003 - NATO Defence College, Rome (Senior Officers’ course);

  • 1999 to 2002 - Ankara, Head of Political Section;

  • 1996 to 1998 - FCO, Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Europe;

  • 1995 to 1996 - FCO, Head of Trade Policy Section, Europe Union Department;

  • 1995 - FCO, Gibraltar Desk, Southern European Department;

  • 1992 to 1995   - Bucharest, Second Secretary;

  • 1990 to 1991 - FCO, Taiwan Desk Officer, Far Eastern Department.

Stay tuned for further updates to learn about other speakers from CACCC-2020

Climate  Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin or CAMP4ASB is implemented by CAREC and financed by the World Bank. Project aims to enhance regionally coordinated access to improved climate change knowledge services for key stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, communities, and civil society) in participating Central Asian countries as well as to increased investments and capacity building that, combined, will address climate challenges common to these countries.CAMP4ASB is implemented in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan during the period from 2016 to 2021.

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