TASHKENT, March 14. /“Dunyo” IA/. On March 11, The first meeting of the Advisory Council of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD) of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea was held via videoconference, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to the State Committee for Ecology, the participants got acquainted with the activities of the ICSD, discussed issues of strengthening regional cooperation in environmental protection and economic development within the framework of joint initiatives and programs.
The event was organized by the State Committee for Ecology and the Branch of the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan. It was attended by representatives of environmental agencies and the economic bloc of Central Asian countries, the UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the GIZ, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, the U.S. Agency for International Development.
It was noted that the idea of sustainable development is being actively implemented in the life of our society and is aimed at achieving harmony between humanity, society and nature.
It was emphasized that in 2020-2021 Uzbekistan is the presiding country of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea.
The Chairman of the ICSD and the State Committee for Ecology, Alisher Maksudov, called on all participants to take an active part in the implementation of the initiatives outlined in the Regional Environmental Protection Program for Sustainable Development in Central Asia.
The possibility of further cooperation with international and regional partners within the framework of the implementation of the Regional Program was considered at the meeting.
The next meeting is planned to be held in a wider format in the second half of this year in Tashkent.
The Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development was established on July 19, 1994, by the decision of the Interstate Council for the Aral Sea Basin. ICSD coordinates and determines the directions of regional cooperation between the Central Asian countries in environmental protection and sustainable development.