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The Climate-Cryosphere-Water Nexus in Central Asia

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Managing disaster risks and water under climate change in Central Asia and Caucasus

This publication presents the conclusions emerging from a joint learning journey involving three thematic networks – Climate Change and Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Water.

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Mitigation: Conditional on the receipt of external financial and technical support, Uzbekistan has committed to decreasing specific emissions of greenhouse gases per unit of GDP by 10% by 2030 from 2010 levels. This will be accomplished through an approach to climate change that attempts to integrate mitigation and development. Specific activities include promoting energy efficiency and the renewable energy sector (particularly in terms of solar), and industrial modernization and clean development. Adaptation: Climate change adaptation is a priority for Uzbekistan. Within agriculture and water management, crop diversification, irrigation improvements, climate smart agriculture, and improved pasture productivity are all priorities. Within the social sector awareness raising, the provision of early warnings systems for hydrometeorological phenomena, disease control, and increased public participation in adaptation (particularly by women, and local communities) are key to adaptation. In terms of ecosystem adaptation, forest restoration, the preservation of desert ecosystems, and responding to the ecological challenge of the Aral Sea disaster are priorities. Finally, adaptation within infrastructure and industrial production is also considered a national priority. Uzbekistan is seeking international assistance with these adaptation activities. International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)


Uzbekistan's NDC-SDG Connections

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in central Asia, it is characterized by a flat landscape of deserts and desert forests, with some foothills and mountains. Uzbekistan is a developing country with an economy based in the services and industry sectors, with agriculture also playing a significant role. Climate change threatens livelihoods and economic development by worsening water scarcity, water salinity desertification and land degradation, while also prompting flooding, mudflows and avalanches. Climate change is a particular challenge to the agriculture sector, undermining development and food security.





International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement -

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal -
ClimateWatch Profile -
NDC Partnership Page -

SDG Voluntary National Review

Uzbekistan has not yet completed a Voluntary National Review, but should a review be completed it will be available here -

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview -
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub -

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections -

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability -

Emissions Data

Uzbekistan does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report -
The ClimateWatch profile may provide one more recent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions -

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action -
Statement to the United Nations 66th General Assembly thematic debate on disaster risk reduction -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Solar Energy Development in Uzbekistan -
Rainfed Mountain Belt Reforestation -
For recently added action check here -

National Action Plans

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 142 Action Plan of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Environmental Protection for the years 2013-2017 -

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme -
Fifth National Report of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Conservation of Biodiversity -

National Regulations/Policies

Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Water and Water Use of 6 March 1993 -
Law No. ZRU-409 On protection and use of vegetation -
Law No. 754-XII on nature protection -
Presidential Decree on measures to improve the land reclamation system -
Law No. ZRU-408 On protection and management of wild fauna -
Law No. 545-I of 1997 On the protection and usage of the animal world -
Land Use Planning Code -
Law No. 770-1 on forest -
Resolution on Further Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 2017-2025 -
Law on the Rational Use of Energy; and the Parliamentary Decree regarding the procedure of enforcing the Law on the Rational Use of Energy -
Decree no DP-2343 on the Program of measures to reduce energy consumption, implement energy-saving technologies in the fields of economy and social sphere for 2015-2019 -
Decree no UP-4512 About measures for further development of alternative energy sources -
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 245 validating the Regulation on use of electric and thermal energy -
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 183 validating the Regulation on the State Hydrometeorological Service and Cabinet Decision no 606 -

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation -


Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing sustainable forest management -
Financing sustainable agriculture -
Financing resilience to drought -
Financing biodiversity conservation -
Financing sustainable rural housing -
Financing integrated urban development in medium size cities -
Financing efficient outdoor lighting -
Financing energy efficiency in buildings -
Financing climate resilient water services in Uzbekistan -
Financing disaster resilience -
Financing climate adaptation for the Aral Sea Basin -

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update -
OECD Climate Change -
OECD Investment for Green Growth -

Multilateral Funders

Uzbekistan receives climate funding from the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Green Climate Fund, the Islamic Development Bank, the Adaptation Fund, and the Global Environment Facility, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery -
PreventionWeb -

Energy Supply and Demand

Key Energy Statistics -
Improving Supply, Meeting Increased Energy Demand in Uzbekistan -
U.S. Energy Information Administration: Uzbekistan -

Land Use

Improving the Sustainable Management of Forests in Uzbekistan -
Strengthening Organic Agriculture in Uzbekistan -
Scoping of promising land management and water use practices in the dry areas of Uzbekistan -
Analysis of Land Use Land Cover Change Detection of Bostanlik District, Uzbekistan -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement in Uzbekistan -
Diagnostic study of barriers for strengthening livelihoods of low-income rural women in Uzbekistan -
Livelihood implications of in situ-on farm conservation strategies of fruit species in Uzbekistan -
Uzbekistan: Climate Change and Agriculture Country Note -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Uzbekistan's Third National Communication -
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action -

Case Studies

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page -

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard -

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping -

Land Use Data

FAOStat -

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile -
Uzhydromet -

<span class="isdb-tag">Climate Smart Agriculture</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Desertification</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Food Insecurity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Reforestation and/or Afforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy Efficiency</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Solar Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Water Scarcity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Water Desalination</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Climate Services</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydrometeorological Hazards</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Agriculture Fishing Forestry Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Community Organization and Action</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Education and Public Awareness</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy and Extractive Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Gender/Gender Equality</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Services Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Biological Hazards </span>

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