On August 2, the awarding ceremony of the Sustainable Development competition was held at the State Committee of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection.
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The initiative was organized by the State Committee and the British Council in Uzbekistan with financial support of the Delegation of the European Union in Uzbekistan and the British Embassy in Tashkent.
Head of Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan Mr. Radoslaw Darski delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the Delegation. As it was pointed out, the European Union is the biggest supporter of policies and actions designed to preserve our planet from any possible damage related to human activities. With EU's support, there have been numerous water/waste management and ecology-related projects successfully implemented in Uzbekistan.
"When our Delegation agreed to support this programme we could not even imagine what a great interest this endeavour will raise among youth. This has a special meaning for us, since it is the younger generation that in the future will have to face the conditions of climate change, therefore young people should play a key role in finding innovative solutions that will help substantially improve the situation in this respect. I am very glad to see, that so many young people in Uzbekistan made a "green" choice for future development", - Mr. Darski said.
At the end of the speech he quoted HR/VP Federica Mogherini, who said that "Climate change does not belong to a remote future. It is all around us. It affects us directly".
20 best projects were marked with certificates and prizes on behalf of the EU Delegation in Uzbekistan. The winners are the students of the Bukhara State University and the National University of Uzbekistan, who will go to the UK this November.
Watch "Education for Sustainable development Video" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfDwNBz2vU&feature=youtu.be
Pictures from the event: https://www.facebook.com/eudeluzb/posts/1583816331691291