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Общественное Объединение Сеть экспертов устойчивого развития Центральной Азии


This Handbook was developed under the CAREC and World Bank project on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB). Its purpose is to provide expert information on technologies for adaptation to climate change in Central Asian countries for practical use by a wide range of stakeholders, including households and farms, expert communities and educators, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Adaptation is becoming today a priority direction of humanity's response to global climate change. According to international organizations, the countries of Central Asia are among the countries most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. These changes are especially affected by the population living in rural areas, mountainous and remote areas, which do not have access to reliable sources of water and energy supply and are dependent on vulnerable natural resources and ecosystems.

In addition to government initiatives and programs to adapt to climate change, a network of civil society organizations and experts from Central Asia has initiated a collection of information on climate resilient technologies and practices that are easy to manufacture and affordable for widespread use and dissemination at the local level.

The Handbook describes 43 available technologies and practices for providing water, energy and food to the population in the face of climate change. Descriptions of technologies include practical recommendations for their own manufacture, benefits from their use, as well as links to videos and other useful materials.

And although adaptation techniques are far from being exhausted by this list, the technologies presented in this Handbook have been practically tested and are now being successfully disseminated in the countries of Central Asia, including trainings for local communities held with the support of CAREC, other international organizations, experts and NGOs, as well as farmers themselves. and households.

The Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia expresses its gratitude to its partners: NGO “Network of Experts on Sustainable Development of Central Asia (Kazakhstan), Public Association“ Akmena ”(Kyrgyzstan), Youth Ecological Center of the Republic of Tajikistan, Eco-forum of NGOs (Uzbekistan) and Public Association“ Tebigi Kuvvat ”(Turkmenistan) for their contributions to gathering information about adaptive technologies and practices, providing trainings for local communities and preparing this Handbook.

In conclusion, it should be noted that regional cooperation, national and local programs, targeted funding and legislative incentives can significantly contribute to the development of this public initiative.


The guide is available for download from this link

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