CAREC - Support Regional Cooperation for SDG Implementation in Central Asia

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Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) commits to support central Asian countries on regional cooperation on the monitoring and implementation of the SDGs. The commitment will result in input for the Environment for Europe process and for the national strategic plans of five Central Asian countries. CAREC as well as input for the regional strategic actions and plans toward Agenda 2030.

The commitment falls under focus areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 ,7 , 8, and 9 of the Batumi Imitative to improve the measurement and valuation of natural capital; promote the internalization of negative externalities and the sustainable use of natural capital; enhance ecosystems and ecosystem services as part of ecological infrastructure; shift consumer behaviours towards sustainable consumption patterns; promote green and fair trade; increase green and decent jobs, while developing the necessary human capital; improve access to services, healthy living and well-being; and promote public participation and education for sustainable development.

Implementing partners will include national partners including state statistics Committees, ministries of economy, and ministries of the environment protection. 

The commitment is relevant to SDG 17.