"Action Plan for Green Technology Development in Central Asia" launched at the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
On October 18th, at the High-Level Forum on Green Development during the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Department of International Cooperation of NDRC, the Development and Reform Commission of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, together with partners from Central Asia, jointly launched the "Action Plan for Green Technology Development in Central Asia".
The theme of the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is "High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity". In addition to the opening ceremony, three high-level forums on connectivity, green development, and digital economy, as well as six thematic forums on trade connectivity, people-to-people bonds, think tank exchanges, clean Silk Road, subnational cooperation, and maritime cooperation, were conducted in parallel.
At the High-Level Forum on Green Development, the "Beijing Initiative for Green Development of the Belt and Road", the "Investment and Financing Partnership for Green Development " and the "Action Plan for Green Technology Development in Central Asia" were launched.
The "Action Plan for Green Technology Development in Central Asia" is being actively promoted by Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The action plan aims to address the region’s massive challenges including climate change, ecological degradation, and environmental crises, using the experience and know-how of China and Central Asian countries in ecological governance, efficient water-saving agriculture, food security, sustainable use of water resources, and biodiversity conservation. It included the building of a dialogue mechanism among national research institutions, an innovative tech center to drive the eco-friendly growth in the Aral Sea region, and the launching of "International Big Science Program for the Ecological Governance of the Aral Sea." It will support the ecological governance and sustainable development in Central Asia, through a series of green technology collaborations. Meanwhile, more efforts will be put to build joint laboratories and field stations, and train talents in relevant research areas for the region.
The action plan was launched (Image by Qiao Jianfang)
Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences