Economics of Climate Change in Central and West Asia

Title of task:

Economics of Climate Change in Central and West Asia

Country: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

Location within country: Tashkent

Name of client:

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Implementation period(month/year):

December, 2012 - December, 2014

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Madina Khalmirzaeva – Transport and Energy Specialist Tokhirjon Otahonov – Mitigation Investment Specialist

Project description:

The technical assistance will address the lack of robust evidence on the options and costs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce the negative effects of climate change (adaptation) in Central and West Asia. This project will identify priority investments for climate resilience and low-carbon development. The TA will have two components:
(i) adaptation to climate change will assess the costs and benefits of implementing adaptation measures to reduce the adverse effects of climate change on energy and water resources in the most vulnerable countries, i.e., Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan;
(ii) mitigation of climate change will assess the costs and benefits of GHG emission reduction measures and formulate low-carbon development investment proposals for energy and transport in the most carbon-intensive countries in the region, i.e., Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The TA will support the countries’ readiness for leveraging public and private sector finance to address prioritized adaptation and mitigation investment needs.