Iryna Stavchuk, 2015
The presented report consists of the following two parts: (1) Scientifi basis for climate change actions, and (2) Climate policy review for EECCA countries. The fist part presents scientifi background information of the urgency to reduce emissions, risks associated with the global temperature increase above 2 °С, as well as global budget allocation options for emissions between developed and developing countries to reach a long-term objective. The second part provides information on the trends in greenhouse gas emissions, development of renewable energy sources and incentive legislation, fossil fuel subsidies, trends in the forestry sector, institutional organization of work on the topic of climate change, examples of negative solutions in climate policies, and an overview of positive regional initiatives.
Nastassia Bekish, Iryna Stavchuk, 2015
Nikolai Sindorf, Jessica Forrest, Bernadette Arakwiye, 2014
A new series of maps and analysis from WWF, funded by USAID, explores the links between climate change, snow leopard habitat, and water provision across the major mountain ranges and river basins of the Snow leopard range across Central Asia. The map book provides new insight into the downstream water provision benefits provided to human populations by the high altitude areas of the Snow leopard range, and how they are threatened by increasing temperatures and other climate change. Covering 12 countries, the range forms the headwaters of 20 major river basins which flow to 22 countries
Taylor Smith, 2014
A new report from WWF, funded by USAID, outlines the most recent science on the impacts of climate change across the major mountain ranges of Central Asia. It outlines how communities and ecosystems are vulnerable to changes throughout the region, from increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather to shifts in rainfall seasonality and increasing rates of glacial melt. Lastly, it summarizes existing efforts to adapt to these changes and provides recommendations for future adaptation efforts, including addressing key research needs moving forward
The World Bank, 2013
These Overviews of Climate Change Activities consists of a series of country notes for five Central Asian countries that summarize climate portfolio of the major development partners in a number of climate-sensitive sectors, namely energy, agriculture, forestry and natural resources, water, health, and transport. Recognizing the nature and significance of climate change contribution to an increase in disaster risk, the note also looks into the development partners’ approaches and measures in this area. The note further provides a brief overview of region’s climate context in terms of observed impacts and historical trends as well as climate projections specific to sectors that are considered to be essential to the region’s economic development.
Jos G.J. Olivier, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Jeroen A.H.W. Peters, Julian Wilson, 2011
This paper discusses the method and results of a trend assessment of global CO2 emissions up to 2010 and updates the previous assessment of CO2 emissions up to and including 2009 (Olivier and Peters, 2010). This assessment includes not only fossil fuel combustion on which the BP reports are based, but also incorporates all other relevant CO2 emissions sources including flaring of waste gas during oil production, cement clinker production and other limestone uses, feedstock and other non-energy uses of fuels, and several other small sources.
This Strategy and Action Plan was written within the framework of the project on Sustainable Land Management in the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains (PALM). PALM is an integrated transboundary initiative of the governments of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan. It aims to address the interlinked problems of land degradation and poverty within a region that is one of Central Asia’s crucial sources of freshwater and a location of biodiversity hotspots.