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10/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/10/2019 03:17

Business Forum on Green Technologies held in Uzbekistan

Strengthening co-operation in the field of environmental and sustainable development in Central Asia was the focus of the 2019 OSCE Second Central Asian International Business Forum on 9 and 10 October 2019 in Tashkent.

The Forum aimed to familiarize participants with practical application, implementation and concepts for smart city technologies in Central Asia. It was organized by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan in co-operation with the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection and ITECA Exhibitions.

Over 200 participants from across the OSCE region, including private sector representatives, high-level government officials and representatives from embassies and international organizations participated. The participants discussed 'smart energy system' models and solutions, waste and water management, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

'The Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan John MacGregor said he: 'supports capacity building for regulators and civil society on green economy strategies, exchanging best practices and creating platforms for discussion. Events like today's Forum are an important part of these efforts.'

Bakhrom Kuchkarov, the Chairperson of the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, said: 'The Forum gives us a chance to put into action our plans for sustainable development and moves us a step closer towards fulfilling the goals for sustainability as described in Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's adopted strategy on moving country towards green economy

The Forum was held concurrently with the Second Central Asian International Exhibition 'Green Technologies, Environmental Protection and Recycling - Green and Environmental Technologies (GET) Central Asia 2019'.

The event is part of the Project Co-ordinator's project 'Support in the Implementation of Green Economy Policies in Uzbekistan'.