International experts discussed accelerating the transition to climate neutrality
The International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects held another webinar on the topic: "Accelerating the transition to climate neutrality through business and political actions – the prospect of Central Asia".
The main objectives of the webinar are to create an effective communication platform for an open and constructive dialogue to discuss issues of accelerating the transition to climate neutrality, as well as to consider the prospects for the development and application of green technologies in the context of climate neutrality in Central Asia.
The speakers of the webinar were experts from international organizations, including the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia, WECOOP, UNDP, as well as the Competence Center for the "Green" Economy at the Representation of the German Economy in Central Asia.
Opening the meeting, Zafar Makhmudov, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia (CAREC), noted that only by joint efforts of the Central Asian countries can the dramatic consequences of climate change characteristic of the region be mitigated. According to the speaker, the Governments of Central Asia need to strengthen national and regional programs to prevent the climate crisis in the region.
Vladislav Bizek, WECOOP's key expert on EU legislation, spoke about the transition to climate neutrality using the example of the European Union.
The results of the work of the UNDP climate projects, which include "The development of the Eighth National Communication and two Biennial Reports (fourth and fifth)", "Assistance in updating the ONU of Kazakhstan", Climate Promise, Stockholm +50, were shared by the climate change specialist of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Sabyr Asylbekov.
Anna Kim, Senior Expert on hydrogen and renewable energy, Green Economy Competence Center at the Representation of the German Economy in Central Asia, spoke about the role of Germany and German business in achieving the goals of the "green" agenda of Kazakhstan in her speech. Special attention in her speech was paid to "green" projects, in particular the export initiative in the field of energy and environmental protection, as well as cooperation with the German Energy Agency Dena.
Following the results of the online meeting, the participants noted the real importance of the topics raised at the webinar, exchanged views, and received exhaustive answers from the speakers to their questions.