CAREC Institute’s New Report Highlights Urgency of Addressing Climate Inaction in Central Asia

Mar 2024; Abdurasul Kayumov , Asif Razzaq, CAREC Institute

The Climate Inaction Report “Implications of Climate Inaction across the Water-Agriculture-Energy Nexus and Potential Benefits of Improved Intersectoral and Regional Cooperation” authored by Dr. Abdurasul Kayumov and Dr. Asif Razzaq, sheds light on the critical implications of climate inaction across the Water-Agriculture-Energy Nexus in Central Asia. This comprehensive report delves into the challenges faced by the region and offers actionable policy recommendations to tackle climate change effectively.

Key findings from the report include:

– Identification of key issues in the water, agriculture, and energy sectors in Central Asia,

– Insights on the impact of climate change on energy systems and glacier mass loss in the region,

– Policy recommendations for improving intersectoral and regional cooperation to address climate challenges.

The report, funded by the Asian Development Bank, involved national consultants and experts in data collection and analysis. It provides a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders working towards sustainable development in the region. This report serves as a wake-up call for Central Asia to prioritize climate resilience and cooperation across sectors.

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