The CAREC 2030: Supporting Regional Actions to Address Climate Change—A Scoping Study presents a comprehensive overview of the potential impact of climate change on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) member countries. Its main objective is to assess and recommend how CAREC member countries can collaborate to address climate change issues through regional cooperation.
Commissioned by the CAREC Secretariat, this study examines 43 climate change issues and sub-issues through a literature review and in-depth consultations with experts and practitioners. The issues are core, crosscutting, and “on-the-horizon,” highlighting the need for policymakers to consider them.
The study concludes that CAREC has a unique opportunity to support its member countries in implementing and reinforcing existing national strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as in developing regional actions to respond to the regional climate change impacts and challenges.