The CAREC Institute and Kazakh-German University in collaboration with other development partners held an online conference titled “Silk Road of Knowledge Scientific-Practical” on 25-27 November 2020.
With the premise that development of science-based solutions to meet the climate change challenges is one of the crucial tasks for Central Asian decisionmakers at the regional and national levels, the conference set the basis for knowledge transfer to identify scientific gaps regarding the impact of climate change. It attempted to contribute to enhancement of constructive regional dialogue in Central Asia; knowledge generation covering the impact of climate change on water management, food security, infrastructure development, land management, water security, energy efficiency practices, decarbonization of energy systems, climate neutrality, and potentials of digitalization; also strengthening emphasis on educational and youth outreach and experience sharing.
The three-day online conference allowed government and educational institutions, senior and young scientists, youth organizations, international and regional partners, and civil society organizations discuss the impact of climate change on Central Asian countries and Afghanistan.
The CAREC Institute led a session on infrastructure and logistics under the climate change. This session aimed to present and discuss how transport corridors affect the economic potential of cities and regions. The session provided details of investments in infrastructure and logistics in CAREC under the increasing challenges of the climate change. The session included presentations based on recent CAREC Institute-ADB, ADBI, and partner research projects.