News ID: 4258
Publish Date: 07 September 2015 - 14:28
ECO-IEST in cooperation with the ECO Secretariat are going to develop a policy paper on climate change for the ECO Region , entitled "the ECO climate change roadmap to Paris and beyond".
ECO Climate Change roadmap to Paris and beyondECO-IEST: We are pleased to announce that the ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ECO-IEST), in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) are going to develop a policy paper on climate change for the ECO Region , entitled "the ECO climate change roadmap to Paris and beyond".

This policy paper is going to be developed pursuant to the decision of the 5th ECO Ministerial Meeting on Environment in December 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, about active representation and participation of the ECO in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the emphasis on the importance of achieving "ECO common positions and approaches in the UNFCCC and other relevant platforms". Moreover,  In Istanbul Declaration Ministers/the Head of Delegations of the ECO Member States responsible for environment and climate related issues also reaffirmed their "commitments on tackling the impacts of climate change which require regional concerted actions in the field of environmental protection and environmental impact assessment" and stressed " the need to identify applicable common approaches on combating climate change".

Thus, as it was mentioned earlier,  we are working on a policy paper to be sent to the ECO decision making bodies in order to recommend a specific course of actions in response to this compelling global issue to enable the Member States to follow a set of coordinated policies for adaptation to the climate change conditions and mitigating its impacts on the environment and socio-economic condition of the Region.

To do so, we are trying to have a brainstorm among environmental and climate change experts, academia and activists in the Member States and beyond and any contribution including professional/academic and/or administrative inputs on this issue in order to make the policy paper as promising as possible would be highly appreciated. It would be highly appreciated if the contributions are provided in a paper not less than 1000 and not more than 3000 words. The paper should simply include an introduction to the issue, a body and some conclusions/recommendations and being supported by facts and figures would be an advantage.

Contributions would be off course acknowledged in the final policy paper and all documents that will use it as a reference and it would be expected that the contributes would be also invited to attend the meetings that are going to be held in order to review and discuss the output policy paper.

The papers are expected to be received by 20 September 2015.

The papers should be sent to the following email address:

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