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The 1st AASSA Regional Workshop - March 15-16, 2012 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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The 1st AASSA Regional Workshop on
'Roadmap of Transition Strategies to Green Economy'


March 15-16, 2012
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Hosted by Academy of Sciences of Republic of Tajikistan

 


 

The 1st AASSA Regional Workshop was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, during March 15 ~ 16, 2012. This workshop, 'Roadmap of Transition Strategies to Green Economy', was hosted by the Institute of Water Problems, Hydropower and Ecology (IWPH&E) of the Academy of Sciences of Republic of Tajikistan (ASRT) and sponsored by AASSA and the Global Network of Academies of Sciences, IAP.

 

Academician Mamadsho Illolov, the President of ASRT, Dr. Won-Hoon Park, the Co-President of AASSA, and Prof. Zainalobudin Kobuliev, the director of IWPH&E welcomed the participants, including 26 speakers from China, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Palestine, Turkey and Tajikistan.
 
The workshop focused on increasing the role of science in green development, reducing the risks of climate change, maintaining sustainable growth, and solving water scarcity, energy, poverty, and ecosystem problems, and the mechanism of Asian cooperation.

 

Participants, recognizing that the climate change should be considered as an important global as well as regional challenge, agreed on several proposals including (1) calling for immediate actions from the governments and various sectors for greener productions with improved eco-efficiency and reduced negative environmental impacts and (2) calling for immediate actions from our citizens to promote greener consumption and life styles.

Participants also recognized the need for (1) a considerable amount of investment on areas such as the development of clean energy in industrial and agricultural sectors and innovative solutions for the waste and environmental problems in industry and water infrastructure, (2) controlling and monitoring of the environmental and ecological standards by an independent international group of experts, (3) better relations between countries towards solving the ecological and economic issues related especially with trans-boundary waters and allocation of natural resources, (4) improvements on taxation, promotion, permissions, and personnel training and education for stimulation of green investment and innovation use, (5) free or low cost transfer of green technologies from major industrialized countries for the green growth in Asia developing countries, and (6) scientific collaboration for better monitoring water quality, improving water use efficiency, and environmentally-friendly water management of major watersheds, among others.

 

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