A regular meeting of the Interagency Working Group: a framework of a joint project comprising the UNDP, UNEP and the Uzhydromet “Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme in Uzbekistan” was held on October 5, 2018 and dedicated to the selection of project proposals for the Green Climate Fund.
The members of the Interagency Working Group listened to the presentations of the three applicant-organizations, including representatives from the Ministry of Housing and Utilities Services, the Association of the Enterprises of Alternative Fuels and Energy, and the State Forestry Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The applicant-organizations submitted the following projects to the members of the Interagency Working Group:
1. “Creation of the second stage of the Bukhara green barrier on the area of 121 thousand hectares” initiated by the State Forestry Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan. This project aims to prevent the process of desertification and further land degradation in the Bukhara region. The project is scheduled to be completed in four years.
2. The Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the republic of Uzbekistan first presented their proposal for the “Modernization of the sludge treatment complex at the Salar aeration station of Tashkent. The aim of the project is to upgrade the sludge treatment complex, producing biogas, which is a source of thermal and electrical energy. The location of the project implementation is the Salarsky aeration station in Tashkent. This project will be implemented within two years.
3. “Reducing the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere due to the construction of biogas plants in agriculture” was re-submitted by the Association of Enterprises of Alternative Fuels and Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The project is aimed at accessing energy sources and generating electricity through the use of renewable energy, as well as increasing soil fertility through the use of organic fertilizers obtained from biogas plants. It will be implemented in the Fergana Valley, Tashkent, Samarkand and Khorezm regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The aim of the project is to reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases, the generation of electrical and thermal energy, as well as organic fertilizers and feed additives through the introduction of efficient biogas technologies, and the processing of organic agricultural waste.
The meeting participants noted the relevance of projects and their compliance with national priorities and development strategies. In addition, the focus of projects wassddd aimed at mitigating climate change and adjusting to its negative consequences. As a result of the workshop, it was decided to approve the projects of the State Forestry Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Association of Enterprises of alternative fuels and energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the further development of a full-fledged project proposal.