Tatyana Proskuryakova: The World Bank is the world's largest development organization

Publication date: 27 May 2024

The countries of Central Asia are experiencing the consequences of climate change like no other in the world, stated the World Bank's Regional Director for Central Asia, Tatyana Proskuryakova, at the opening ceremony of the Central Asia Climate Change Conference on May 27 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

According to her, climate change issues in Central Asia are of particular importance and regional specifics. 

“No country on its own can prepare for or counteract climate change without working very closely with other organizations and other countries,” said Tatyana Proskuryakova.

She stressed that the World Bank is the world's largest development organization. In the area of development, the organization works on two fronts: the dissemination of advanced knowledge and the provision of financial support. 

Tatyana Proskuryakova highlighted the importance of the analytical work of the World Bank, which launched the preparation of analytical reports on climate change and country development strategies in Central Asia. These reports have already been published for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. This year, they plan to complete reports for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Tatyana Proskuryakova expressed the hope that they will be able to present their vision of priorities in the field of adaptation and combating climate change for Central Asia at the next Climate Change Conference.  

The Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2024) is organized by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) within the “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program in the Aral Sea Basin AF” (CAMP4ASB AF), Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in cooperation with The Global Partnership for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes (PROGREEN), NDC Partnership (NDCP), Coalition for Capacity on Climate Action (C3A), Asia Development Bank (ADB), Asia Development Institute (ADBI), International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), SWITCH-Asia— a programme funded by the European Union, the Kazakh-German University (DKU), Green Academy along with valuable support provided from other partners.

The CAMP4ASB AF project is implemented by CAREC together with EC IFAS with the financial support of the World Bank and the Green Climate Fund.

The Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP) is a partnership between the World Bank, the European Union, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom aimed at creating conditions for improving water and energy security at the regional level and in beneficiary countries in a changing climate.

For more information, please contact Irina Bekmirzaeva, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Programme Manager/CAMP4ASB Project Coordinator, at ibekmirzaeva@carececo.org 

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