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TA-6932 REG Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia – Capacity building, communication, and climate strategy (56025-001)

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia

Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resource Management

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The Central and West Asia region is vulnerable to climate change, as its impacts threaten the region's resource-dependent economies. The region is also susceptible to issues on fragile ecosystems vulnerable to climate change, energy-intensive economies, institutional fragmentation, and limited capacity to translate climate ambition.

Despite the CWRD's vulnerability to climate change impacts, many of the DMCs do not have appropriate and up-to-date regulatory policies to address climate change adaptation and mitigation. Moreover, ADB interventions lack strategic inclusion of climate change components in project designs.

To address the core problem of insufficient low-carbon and climate-resilient investments in the CWRD region, ADB, along with partner country governments, has prepared the knowledge and support technical assistance to increase the capacity of DMCs and CWRD staff, raise awareness of climate change impacts, and increase buy-in of DMC agencies to low-carbon emission projects that promote climate-resilient economies.

The KSTA aims to deliver knowledge solutions to CWRD countries and accelerate the integration of climate resilient investments in the CWRD region through enhancing the capacity of DMCs in implementing climate actions. Enacted on regional, sectoral, and country levels, the operational plan centers on capacity building and development as its thematic priority, supported by communications and knowledge management for upstream climate assessments. The activities are implemented with the following outputs:

  • Output 1: Climate change strategy including action plan for CWRD DMCs finalized.
  • Output 2: Upstream climate assessments and opportunities for scaled up climate finance in key sectors supported.
  • Output 3: Technical capacity to integrate climate considerations and priorities in investment programming strengthened.