Central Asia Pavilion COP26: Climate Knowledge for Enabling Climate Action

Publication date: 09 November 2021
Central Asia Pavilion COP26: Climate Knowledge for Enabling Climate Action

Central Asia – On 1 November 2021 the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) started in Glasgow (the United Kingdom).

The COP26 summit is a landmark for countries of Central Asia since they will voice consolidated position at the joint platform - the united Pavilion of Central Asia - organized with the support of the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC).

On November 9 between 4:30-6 pm Glasgow time[1] (GMT +1) CAREC hosted a side event "Climate Knowledge and Information as Enablers of Climate Action in Central Asia".

It was attended by representatives of the line agencies of Central Asia countries, research institutions, international organizations, experts, NGO and academia.

The participants presented the latest developments in climate-related information exchange and knowledge dissemination in Central Asia and discussed opportunities for enhancing regional cooperation on climate change.

A particular focus was given to the introduction of the Central Asia Climate Information Platform (CACIP) that was designed to collect and visualize public-domain climate and climate-relevant data and information to help stakeholders improve awareness, assessment and decision making.

The CACIP was developed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), one of the leading research organizations, and commissioned by CAREC as part of the World Bank-funded regional project “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for the Aral Sea Basin” (CAMP4ASB).

Central Asia Pavilion is organized by CAREC in cooperation with EC IFAS and IGTIPC under financial support of the World Bank, OSCE, ERG, FAO and UNDP.

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