During a 3-day mission to Bishkek, experts from UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC) have held bilateral meetings with local technical experts and Government officials, to discuss how best to position The Kyrgyz Republic’s Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and build partnerships that will enable local-level ownership and ensure impact beyond the life of the project and its technical outputs.
UNEP-CCC, in partnership with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), is supporting the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to meet its climate ambitions through the TNA project financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The project is anchored in the national Climate Finance Centre (CFC), hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Technical Supervision. The country-driven work focuses on 4 x sectors that align with the priorities stated in the country’s revised NDC published in 2021 namely the agriculture, energy, water and waste sectors covering both mitigation and adaptation-side need.
Creating bankable climate action
Presentations of the overall project scope, objectives, methodology and timeline were provided to members of the sector-specific working groups, overseen by the Government. This was followed by bilateral meetings with Mr. Dastan Abdyldaev, Director of the CFC, where UNEP-CCC experts discussed the project workplan, implementation and longer-term strategies for ensuring impact.
A wider stakeholder meeting was also held on 21 July, attended by approx. 50 representatives from Government, business and trade associations, major development banks, the UN and academia. Reflecting on experience with TNAs implemented elsewhere, UNEP-CCC highlighted the importance of involving national and international climate and development finance organizations early on, to ensure that project deliverables are taken forward for full feasibility and ultimately the creation of bankable investment opportunities.
A bilateral meeting was also held with Mr. Beksultan Ibraimov the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and the National Designated Authority for the GCF. Mr. Ibraimov reiterated that the TNA, and the broader technology transfer agenda, remains of strategic relevance for the Kyrgyz Republic. The Government have a stated ambition to secure 6bn USD in climate finance by 2030 in priority sectors to help implement the revised NDC.