European Union - Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation (WECOOP)

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Environment and Climate Action

The project aims to enhance environment, climate change and water policies in Central Asia through approximation to EU standards and to promote green investments in relevant sectors with the aim of contributing to measurable reductions in man-made pollution, including CO2 emission.

 

 
 
Implementing organisations: STANTEC sa/nv (leader), ELLE, ACTED, Kommunal Kredit Public Consulting
Duration: October 2019 - October 2022
Project budget: 2,996,000 € funded by the EU
Beneficiary Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Keywords: Environment, climate change, water, capacity building, EU- CA cooperation, WGECC
Contract number: ACA/2019/410-146
 
The project aims to enhance environment, climate change and water policies in Central Asia through approximation to EU standards and to promote green investments in relevant sectors with the aim of contributing to measurable reductions in man-made pollution, including CO2 emission.
 
Public authorities, private sector producers, operators and investors, as well as civil society of Central Asia.
 
  • Support to the EU-Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation: organisation of annual meetings of the EU­Central Asia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC) and the 7th EU- CA High-Level Conference in 2022;
  • Support to the EU Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues meetings organised by UNECE;
  • Provision of trainings, policy advice, workshops and study tours at the request of Central Asia stakeholders to present EU environment policies and best practices
  • Assistance in preparation of green investment projects for submission to International Financial Institutions (IFIs);
  • Regularly update of the Regional Knowledge Centre, project website and Investor Guide.
  • Environmental governance, circular economy and sustainable consumption and production;
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation;
  • Water resources management.
Expected results
  1. Improved environmental awareness among decision-makers, industry and civil society;
  2. Environmental policies and frameworks in Central Asia, including on water and climate change, improved;
  3. Environment friendly infrastructure investments contributing to measurable reduction in man-made pollution are identified, developed and submitted to IFIs for consideration.
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