This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

This report has been compiled within the GIZ program “Capacity Development for climate policy in the countries of South East, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia, Phase III”

As a service provider with worldwide operations in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government and a host of public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

This report was prepared under the supervision of Kumi Kitamori and Virginie Marchal. The lead authors were Douglas Herrick, Alin Horj, Virginie Marchal and Andrei Smirnov. The report was prepared for publication by Lupita Johanson.

The report was presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the GREEN Action Task Force and benefited from comments from the members of the GREEN Action Task Force, the OECD’s Environment Directorate and Global Relations Secretariat under the Office of the Secretary General, GIZ, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan, the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development of Central Asia and the Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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