U.S. Government Helps Uzbekistan Shape its National Climate Adaptation Plan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 13-14, 2019 – The U.S. government-funded C5+1: Adaptation Planning project held a two-day training workshop for 25 experts from government ministries and stakeholders in Tashkent to shape Uzbekistan’s key adaptation principles and to share global best practices for adaptation planning and implementation.

At the workshop, participants learned climate change adaptation planning concepts and principles in the areas of agriculture and disaster risk management to prepare the country for long-term climate change. Participants were encouraged to develop a timeline and to identify concrete next steps for carrying out adaptation planning in priority sectors in Uzbekistan to reach the country’s long term goals and objectives.

The C5+1:Adaptation Planning” project is providing technical assistance for national climate change planning and supporting Central Asian countries in developing National Climate Change Adaptation Plans. Uzbekistan is a part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which calls for countries to prepare National Adaptation Plans to assess vulnerabilities, identify climate change risks, and incorporate adaptation strategies across sectors.