UNDP Azerbaijan hosts Uzbekistan delegation for study tour on Climate Change Adaptation

May 1, 2024

Baku, April 30, 2024. The United Nations Development Programme Azerbaijan Country Office hosted the delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan on Climate Change Adaptation. The study tour marked a significant milestone in regional cooperation for climate adaptation strategies. Within the study tour, the delegation from Uzbekistan, with the support of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project funded by the Green Climate Fund and implemented by UNDP, has participated in comprehensive study tour to advance their understanding of climate adaptation measures, and learn relevant practices in the context of Azerbaijan. The first part of the tour included a series of meetings with relevant government agencies to increase knowledge exchange and cooperation between the two countries.

Ms. Alessandra Roccasalvo, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Azerbaijan, expressed optimism about the prospects for enhanced cooperation between Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan in addressing the shared challenges of climate change. Throughout the study tour, the delegation had the privilege of engaging with key stakeholders from across various sectors. Meetings were held with esteemed representatives from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, National Hydrometeorological Services, Center for Analysis and Communication of Economic Reforms. These interactions provided invaluable insights into both countries’ approach to climate resilience and sustainable development. 

On the second day of the tour, the delegation had an opportunity to visit the field of the Surakhani Oil Operation Company. During the visit, they had the chance to observe the company's innovative approaches to environment protection and climate adaptation. Discussions centered on the integration of sustainability practices within the oil industry, highlighting the essence of effective water management.

The visit of the Uzbekistan delegation marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to strengthen regional cooperation on climate resilience. As both countries advance towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), partnerships formed through such initiatives like these will play a pivotal role in shaping a more sustainable future for all.