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Scientific Conference on Climate Change in the Caspian Sea Region materials are available for viewing
We are happy to share the proceedings of the Scientific Conference on Climate Change in the Caspian Sea Region, which took place on October 27-28, 2021. The Conference were addressed by Mr. Mahir Aliyev, the Coordinator of the Interim Secretariat of the Tehran Convention, Ms. Danara Alimbayeva, the Director General of Kazhydromet, Ms. Andrea Hinwood, the UNEP Chief Scientist and Mr. Hoesung Lee, the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Above you can find attached the addressing by Dr. Lee, as well as the recordings of both days of the Conference. At the bottom of the page you can also find the link to presentations of the participants.
Three areas of the Caspian Sea are awarded the IMMA status - October 29, 2021
On October 29, 2021 the Secretariat of the Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMA) announced that three Red-Listed species in 11 prime areas of the Black Sea and one species in 3 areas of the Caspian Sea were officially awarded the IMMA status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Task Force on Marine Mammal Protected Areas.
Established by the five Caspian countries and serviced by the UN Environment Programme