Bishkek - April 29, 2021 – Today in the Great Hall of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, a national seminar was held on the topic "Risk and Vulnerability Assessment to Increase the Ambition of Updating the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.” The seminar was held with the participation of representatives of government agencies, international and national experts with the support of the UNDP in cooperation with the consulting companies "Promotank" and "HYDROC.”
Kyrgyzstan is currently in the process of updating the NDC under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This process is supported by the UNDP within the framework of the global “Climate Promise” initiative.
At the seminar, international expert on adaptation to climate change of the HYDROC company Rieks Bosch presented an assessment of climate risks and vulnerability of the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and preliminary results of a pilot assessment of the Jalal-Abad region. In turn, the national experts of the NDC-Adaptation group presented preliminary versions of adaptation plans to climate change by sectors: energy, agriculture, health, forest and biodiversity, water resources and emergency situations.
As a result of the seminar, a discussion on the procedure for collecting proposals and comments on the NDC plan were held, and the next steps for sectoral discussions of the plans were planned. The NDC development process is one of the most important development priorities and should be completed by June 1, 2021.
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted by countries under the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) represent pledges on climate action that seeks to limit global warming to well below 2°C, preferably to 1.5 °C. NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.