Workshop Report on Climate Change Impact on Infrastructure in CAREC

Nov 2020; CAREC Institute

Our workshop report of November 2020 scientific-practical conference summarizes participation of the CAREC Institute in the session regarding the climate change impact on infrastructure and logistics In CAREC. The conference itself focused on regional collaboration, informed by science, that can help solve climate-related challenges in Central Asia.

The session on infrastructure discussed climate adjusted investments, new opportunities emerging from digital and knowledge corridors, new mechanisms for attracting private investment in water infrastructure, measuring high quality infrastructure by economic and social value, the case of Kazakhstan and knowledge transfer setup at the Kazakh-German University, the case of Toshguzar-Boysun-Kumkurgon railway line in Uzbekistan and its spillover effects, and potentials of transforming transport corridors into economic corridors.

The report concludes with recommendations that there is more research and emphasis needed on holistic approach to regional cooperation to promote construction and maintenance of infrastructure; more research for informed decision-making; and strengthening linkages among transport, logistics, trade, energy, environment, and labor while optimizing CAREC corridors.

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