Post release The second day of the 12th CALP


The 2nd day CALP Agenda consisted of two large sub-topics, one of them is devoted to the resource efficiency in different sectors of economy within the framework of the European Union (EU) programme SCP Facility, SWITCH-Asia Programme to support sustainable consumption and production in South Asia, South East Asia, and Central Asia. The Session 5 covered the Regional Programmes towards Green Economy and moving to Circular Economy.

The Session 4 was moderated by Ms. Zinaida Fadeeva, Team Leader, SCP Facility, SWITCH-Asia Programme and Ms. Zulfira Zikrina, Key expert for Central Asia, SCP Facility, SWITCH-Asia Programme and attended by international experts and representatives of the Switch Asia programme as keynote speakers.

The fourth session covered the topics of resource efficiency in Agri-food, in agriculture production, in building sector, in textile and garments, in sustainable public procurement as well as in textile RUTSIS grant project.

The Role of Regional Programmes towards Green Economy and moving to Circular Economy was discussed within extensive Session 5, moderated by Mr. Zafar Makhmudov,  CAREC Executive Director. The aim was to draw attention to initiatives, processes, approaches and examples in the context of Green Economy and moving to Circular Economy in Central Asian countries.

Key speakers: Mr. Serik Bekmaganbetov,  International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea; Mr. Batyr Mamedov, Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development; H.E. Dr. Guy Bonvin, Swiss Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland, Ambassador; Mr. Alexander Nikolayenko, Regional advisor, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ); Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, Vice-Rector on International Cooperation and Public Relations, Kazakh-German University, and Ms. Lesya Nikolayeva, International Expert on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Presentations as a follow up to the in-depth discussion «WAVE and the Green Economy in Central Asia» were made by Ms. Yekaterina Strikeleva, USAID WAVE Project, Ms. Lyazzat Syrlybayeva and Ms. Cholpon Aitakhunova, regional coordinators of the Central Asia Youth and Water network as well as by Ms. Viktoria Demidova, Country Representative for Tajikistan, Geres NGO.

The participants had the opportunity to ask all interested questions and talk directly to speakers at the end of each session.