"Building the capacity of SPECA countries to adapt and apply innovative green technologies for climate change adaptation"
The increased application of green technologies is an essential part of Central Asia's climate action. To succeed, the right enabling conditions and policy capacity to support the take-up and diffusion of these technologies need to be in place. Regional cooperation also can play an essential role in this process.
The United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project “Building the capacity of SPECA countries to adopt and apply innovative green technologies for climate change adaptation” aims to build capacity of the five SPECA member countries (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) to adopt and apply innovative green technologies for climate change adaptation and sustainable knowledge-driven growth.
Specifically, the proposed project aims to strengthen national policymakers’ capacity to design effective innovation policy for green technology take-up and diffusion that mainstream climate change considerations into the policy mix; and to understand the different financial mechanisms to facilitate the adoption of such technologies.
At the regional level, the project aims to improve exchange of national experiences and best practices on enhancing their climate change adaptation potential and to strengthen regional dialogue and networking on related issues.
Project implementation will be led by UNECE, in collaboration with ESCAP and UNDP within the framework of SPECA. The project will actively seek cooperation from other organizations working in the field such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and United States Agency for International Development, among others.
Project Executive Summary
A number of events have been organized within the framework of this project.
Final Regional Meeting on Promotion and Financing of Innovative Green Technologies
19-20 November 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Joint National Seminar and Stakeholder Meeting on the Promotion and Financing of Innovative Green Technologies
23-25 October 2013, Astana, Kazakhstan
National Seminar and Stakeholder Meeting on the Promotion and Financing of Innovative Green Technologies
15 - 17 May 2013, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Joint National Seminar and Stakeholder Meeting on Promotion and Financing of Innovative Green Technologies
7-9 November 2012, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Assessments of the economic, institutional and policy situation regarding the introduction of greeen technologies and the use of public-private partnerhsips to mobilise the necessary financing were produced for the five countries participating in this project.
A set of training materials on innovation policies for climate change adaptation and public-private partnerships were produced in the context of this projects. These materials are suitable for self-study or a classroom environment.