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On October 8, a consultative working meeting, jointly organized by CAREC CO in Kazakhstan and the Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development, was held with all interested departments and institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan to discuss drought and sand and dust storms within the "Regional approaches to combating sand and dust storms and drought" funded by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia. The participants were briefed by a representative of the Institute on the development of a national action plan to mitigate the effects and risks of sand and dust storms in Kazakhstan.
More details about this meeting can be found here.
Information about the Project:
In January 2020, in all five countries of Central Asia with the financial support of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) the project “Regional approaches in combating sand and dust storms and drought” was launched. The project is implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), which works in close cooperation with designated national institutions and UNCCD National Focal Points in each of five countries.
Central Asian countries are highly exposed to drought and sand and dust storms (SDS). This problem is especially relevant for areas outside the highlands, where semi-arid and arid climate prevails.
To assist member countries in improving their preparedness and resilience to drought and SDS, the UNCCD Secretariat, in collaboration with a number of partners, has developed mechanisms to promote policies to combat these hazards. The Secretariat has supported countries in developing national plans, methodologies and tools for dealing with these natural events. In particular, a set of drought management measures has been developed, an SDS compendium and a global SDS sources base-map have been compiled.
You can learn more about the Project and its activities here: