Among the attendees was N. Sharbiev, the Vice-Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources from Kazakhstan, who participated in an event aimed at evaluating the outcomes of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and laying out plans for the forthcoming COP-29 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The gathering brought together heads and deputies of environmental departments from various Central Asian nations to delve into critical topics such as shaping climate policy in the region, the significance of international partnerships in bolstering the area’s sustainable potential, and the pivotal roles of non-governmental organizations and youth in driving forward sustainable climate policies.
In his address, N. Sharbiev underscored the imperative of concerted action at national, regional, and global levels to address contemporary climate challenges and the escalating demand for water and energy resources.
Looking ahead, Kazakhstan revealed intentions to convene a Regional Climate Summit in 2026. This summit aims to reinforce collective measures and cultivate collaborative approaches to address the region’s climate dynamics comprehensively.