Dushanbe to Host Central Asian Conference on Climate Change

Dushanbe to Host Central Asian Conference on Climate Change
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The fourth Central Asian Conference on Climate Change (CACCC-2021) will be held in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on July 26-27, Khovar, the National News Agency of Tajikistan, reported on Sunday with reference to the country’s Committee on Environmental Protection.

The heads of the Central Asian countries’ ministries working on environmental protection, representatives of state bodies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth groups for climate action, international organizations and international development banks will take part in the CACCC-2021, according to the report.

The main message of the event is the integration of the Central Asian countries to achieve an ambitious goal, which is to prevent an increase in the average global temperature by more than 1.5°C.

Another global topic that will be discussed at CACCC-2021 is climate financing. Besides an overview of existing funding in Central Asia, the participants are expected to present potential financial resources to mitigate climate change impacts at national and regional levels.

CACCC-2021 is organized by Tajikistan’s Committee on Environmental Protection, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) with the support of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. The 2021 conference is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the start of CAREC's activities.