About the Policy Dialogues
The Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of Uzbekistan, the World Bank, and the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia are hosting a series of 11 hybrid (virtual and in-person) roundtables on the topic of green growth and climate change in Uzbekistan. They will be held twice per month between August 2021 and February 2022.
These policy dialogues create a space for public discussion on Uzbekistan’s progress in implementing its climate change commitments and accelerating the transition to green growth. They will bring together policymakers and government officials, leading economic development and environmental experts, representatives of civil society, international organizations and the media.
The virtual round tables are held on a Zoom platform and are open to the public. The working languages are English, Russian and Uzbek with simultaneous translation.
Please consult the schedule below to find more information about upcoming policy dialogues. Registration links will be made available for each individual session as it draws closer.
Round Table Topics
August 20, 2021
Setting the Stage for Green Growth (GG) and Climate Change (CC) Dialogue
September 9, 2021
Green Growth in a Post-COVID World: Presenting the Green Transition Framework
September 23, 2021
Supporting Green, Low Carbon Development of Industry and Economy
October 7, 2021
Supporting Low Carbon, Sustainable, and Inclusive Urbanization
October 14, 2021
Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change: Moving from Draft Climate Change Strategy 2030-To-Long-Term Strategy for Decarbonization By 2050
November 18, 2021
Building Climate Resilience Through Strengthened Response to Disasters
December 2, 2021
Just Transitions: Supporting People and Places Most Impacted by Climate Change Policies
|December 9, 2021||Building climate resilience through cross cutting measures - Sustainable and efficient use of natural resources|
December 15, 2021
Enabling Policy Environment: Reforms, Legal and Policy Processes and Plans for Climate Change and Green Growth
January 13, 2022
Mobilizing Green Finance and Innovative and Effective Green Public Investment
February 17, 2022
Strategic Framework for Green Economy for Moving GG and CC Agenda Forward
Central Asia is a region that is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Preserving unique ecosystems and biodiversity, transitioning to efficient use of water and energy resources, and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation are critical for Uzbekistan. The government has made great strides in setting prioritizing environmental sustainability, as outlined in its Climate Change Strategy 2021–2023 and Strategy on Transition to a Green Economy 2019–2030. The World Bank stands ready to support Uzbekistan in charting a long-term path towards environmental sustainability goals and climate action while building a green economy and creating green jobs.
The NDC Support Facility – Just in Time (JIT) Window is providing generous financial support for delivering the policy dialogues. The JIT COVID Support Window is also a World Bank contribution to efforts of the NDC Partnership, a coalition of national governments, international institutions, civil society, researchers, and the private sector to help fast-track climate and development action, in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in member countries which will benefit from Development Policy Financing (DPF).