Economic Cooperation Organization

The 7th ECO Working Group Meeting on Environment was organized by the ECO Secretariat in hybrid mode on November 20, 2023. The meeting, chaired by Mr. Ali Küçümen from Türkiye, brought together delegates from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 

The Working Group revived the momentum of cooperation within ECO in the field of environment in view of the ever-increasing importance of environment and climate change in the global agenda. The meeting emphasized the need for more proactive engagement of the Member States and speeding up actions on the regional environmental agenda.

The meeting discussed the draft ECO Cooperation Framework on the Environment (2023-2030) and also deliberated on the way forward with the recently established High-Level Dialogue Platform on Environmental Cooperation. The meeting was also briefed by the representative of Azerbaijan about the preparation for the Ministerial Meeting on Environment, to be held on 9 December 2023 on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. 

The ECO Director for Environment, Minerals and Energy Dr. Farzalibeyov delivered a detailed presentation on the Regional Initiative on Resource Efficiency, Sustainability, and Circular Economy in the ECO Region (RESCUE), jointly initiated by the ECO Secretariat and the Chairmanship of Azerbaijan in ECO.

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