The Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD) of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) commits to revise the Regional Action Plan for Environment Protection of the Central Asia (REAP CA), on the basis of modern environmental challenges for achieving sustainable development goals and implementation of the principles of green economy. Updated REAP must take into account the interests of National Development Plans of the Central Asian countries, as well as the regional dimension of environmental protection.
The commitment falls under focus area 2 of the Batumi Initiative to promote the internalization of negative externalities and the sustainable use of natural capital.
Implementing partners will include environmental agencies of Central Asian countries, interested international, regional and non-governmental organizations.
The commitment is relevant to SDGs 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 to the Central Asian regional context with the aim to encourage countries of Central Asia to collaboratively achieve these Goals.