The Silk Road of Knowledge: Science Meets Green Policy
Scientifically based solutions to overcome the consequences of climate change and ensure sustainable development are significant for the countries of Central Asia both at the regional and national levels. Understanding how climate change can affect political, socioeconomic, and environmental conditions partially depends on an understanding of current and projected climate change and the availability of the climate data. Climate change impacts clearly need to be considered when making decisions related to water management, energy production, food and agriculture, and sustainable transport.
For sustainable economic development in Central Asian countries, it is necessary to use an innovative and scientific approach to address a wide range of social and environmental issues, especially in the face of the impact of climate change. Within the framework of the 'Green Central Asia' initiative, the Kazakh-German University from November 10 to 12, 2021 is holding an international conference "The Silk Road of Knowledge: Science Meets Green Policy". The conference will contribute to the exchange of existing scientific knowledge in the region, thus, supporting the development of necessary proposals for decision makers in the region based on the presented knowledge.
Objective of the conference: the conference is aimed at providing innovative solutions for the economies of countries through:
The online conference will cover a wide range of issues presented during the Conference pre-sessions, high-level session and thematic sessions focusing on the adaptation to climate change and its impact on Central Asian countries.
The session is organized to analyze the state of art of the climate change and climate impact research in the Central Asia
This session is dedicated to the management of water resources under climate change in Central Asia.
In the framework of the session will be discussed topics on the land use, climate change and food security.
This session will highlight the technical potentials and existing solutions of digitization and digitalization in irrigation water management.
The panel pinpoints the nexus between climate change/water and security in Central Asia.
Session will analyze investments in infrastructure and logistics under the increasing challenges of climate change in the CAREC region
The session will explaining the context of climate change and fossil fuel emissions and clarify the necessity of changing the fossil-based energy systems globally until 2050
Involving young people in scientific and practical activities on environmental issues in Central Asia. The purpose of the session is to discuss the impact of climate change on the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan, reducing current risks by optimizing landscape management and water use.
The UNESCO water-related centers, chairs and committees in Central Asia will discuss their experiences on challenges and issues in conducting their activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and will share on adjustments and adaptation of their activities under the new reality.
The conference will be held on Zoom app., where will be available synchronous translation on Russian.
Each thematic session will include presentations by speakers and poster sessions.