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This section presents past and upcoming events in the Caspian Sea region related to environmental protection.

  • 10 August 2022
    “Caspian-2022” exercise will be held on August 10, 2022 in the northern part of the Caspian Sea
    Astrakhan, Russia
  • Event

    “Caspian-2022” exercise will be held on August 10, 2022 in the northern part of the Caspian Sea

    10 August 2022

    Location
    Astrakhan, Russia

    The "Caspian-2022” exercise, supporting the implementation of the Aktau Protocol to the Tehran Convention and organized by the Russian Federation, will be held on August 10, 2022 in the northern part of the Caspian Sea. One of the objectives of the exercise is to practice the elimination of the consequences of a marine accident and an oil spill. 

  • 11 May 2022
    International Assembly "Caspian Dialogue-2022"
    Moscow, Russia
  • Event

    International Assembly "Caspian Dialogue-2022"

    11 May 2022

    Location
    Moscow, Russia

    On May 11, 2022, the International Assembly "Caspian Dialogue" will be held in Moscow on site and in online format with the support of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. Within the framework of the upcoming Assembly, it is planned to hold a Plenary session "Caspian Dialogue - development in new conditions", Caspian diplomatic meetings, expert platforms, a photo exhibition "The Caspian is our home" and a round table "Challenges and problems of the Caspian Sea in the information space of the Caspian states".

    The main organizer and operator of the Assembly is the Caspian Science and Innovation Association. Partners in the preparation and holding of the Assembly: the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Committee for the "Man and the Biosphere" UNESCO Programme, the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, faculties and institutes of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Moscow State Linguistic University, the Russian State University for the Humanities, "Kaspika" – Caspian Seals Conservation Agency, State Television of Iran, "Caspian Bulletin" information portal.

    One of the central events of the Assembly will be the International Conference "Save the Caspian Sea".

  • 12 April 2022
    Third Technical Meeting of Experts under the Environment Monitoring Programme of Tehran Convention
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    Third Technical Meeting of Experts under the Environment Monitoring Programme of Tehran Convention

    12 April 2022

    Location
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    On April 12, 2022 the Third virtual technical meeting under the Caspian Environment Monitoring Programme (EMP) was held to bring together experts from all the Caspian littoral states for the purpose of discussing  obligatory and optional parameters of marine environment to be observed under EMP and littoral states' capacity in observing the marine environment parameters of the Caspian Sea. The Meeting participants agreed to rely on the categories of substances listed in the Protocol for the Protection of the Caspian Sea against Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities ("Moscow Protocol") to the Tehran Convention in the process of further discussions on the parameters of the marine environment to be monitored. The next technical meeting under the Caspian Environment Monitoring Programme will be held soon.

  • 15 March 2022
    Fourth Caspian Sea ALPHA/BRAVO Exercise under the Aktau Protocol
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    Fourth Caspian Sea ALPHA/BRAVO Exercise under the Aktau Protocol

    15 March 2022

    Location
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    The Fourth online Caspian Sea ALPHA/BRAVO exercise meeting under the Aktau Protocol was held on March, 15 and April, 5, 2022. It was organized by the Tehran Convention interim Secretariat (TCIS) with the participation of emergency response experts of the Caspian Sea countries and international experts from the Oil Spill Preparedness Regional Initiative (OSPRI). The exercise was divided into two parts, a written communication part and an online meeting. The representatives of the Russian Federation described the incident scenario and outlined the objectives and tasks for the Party representatives and participants during the exercise.

  • 9 February 2022
    Consultative Meeting of the Tehran Convention Interim Secretariat on the Adaptation Fund proposal Urbanisation and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caspian Sea Region
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    Consultative Meeting of the Tehran Convention Interim Secretariat on the Adaptation Fund proposal Urbanisation and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caspian Sea Region

    9 February 2022

    Location
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    The meeting is conducted via an online platform with simultaneous English-Russian interpretation. The objective of the meeting is to carry out regional consultation on development of the final list of activities planned under the regional component of “Urbanization and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caspian Sea region” programme which was a joint proposal of UN Habitat and UN Environment Programme.

  • 8 February 2022
    National Convention Liaison Officers meeting
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    National Convention Liaison Officers meeting

    8 February 2022

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    The online Meeting of the National Convention Liaison Officers will be held on February 8, 2022. The objectives of the meeting are to discuss the Programme of Work for the years 2022-2023 and the approval of the project “Addressing marine litter and marine plastic – a systematic approach in the Caspian Sea” by the Official Development Assistance of the Russian Federation, to summarize the outcomes of the Scientific Conference on Climate Change in the Caspian Sea region and to discuss other issues relating to cooperation and implementation of the Tehran Convention.

  • 22 December 2021
    Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Tehran Convention on Protocol on Monitoring, Assessment and Information Exchange to the Tehran Convention
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    Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Tehran Convention on Protocol on Monitoring, Assessment and Information Exchange to the Tehran Convention

    22 December 2021

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    The online Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Tehran Convention on Protocol on Monitoring, Assessment and Information Exchange to the Tehran Convention will be held on December 22, 2021. It is the objective of the Meeting to advance the review and finalization of the draft text of the Protocol. Attached are the draft text of the Protocol as emerged from the last meeting held on June 8, 2021 and a note by the interim Secretariat providing the background information and current state of affairs. 

  • View of the city of Aktau in the Caspian Sea
    1–3 November 2021
    Implementation Meeting under the Protocol Concerning Regional Preparedness, Response and Cooperation in Combating Oil Pollution Incidents (Aktau Protocol)
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    Implementation Meeting under the Protocol Concerning Regional Preparedness, Response and Cooperation in Combating Oil Pollution Incidents (Aktau Protocol)

    1–3 November 2021

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    The first high-level Implementation Meeting under the Protocol Concerning Regional Preparedness, Response and Cooperation in Combating Oil Pollution Incidents (Aktau Protocol) will be held from 1 to 3 November, 2021. This Meeting will also comprise the first Meeting of the Operational Authorities responsible for the implementation of the Caspian Sea Plan Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Oil Pollution Incidents (Plan) in accordance with its section 2.3.

    It is the objective of the Meeting to advance implementation action under the Aktau Protocol through finalizing the Plan, developing robust long-term planning and partnerships, and introducing supportive tools. Attached are the annotated agenda of the meeting, a note by the interim Secretariat specifying the state of affairs including the draft text of the Plan as emerged from the last dedicated meeting in February 2020 and a draft budget for the biennium 2022-2023.

  • Trail along the Caspian sea in Aktau Kazakhstan
    11–12 November 2019
    Meeting of the Government-nominated Experts on Marine Litter in the Caspian Sea
    Aktau, Kazakhstan
  • Event

    Meeting of the Government-nominated Experts on Marine Litter in the Caspian Sea

    11–12 November 2019

    Location
    Aktau, Kazakhstan
  • Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan
    16–20 September 2019
    PrepCom-7 to COP6
    Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Event

    PrepCom-7 to COP6

    16–20 September 2019

    Location
    Baku, Azerbaijan

    Seventh Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the Tehran Convention will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from16 to 20 September 2019. The meeting documentation will be circulated by the interim Secretariat through the National Convention Liaison Officers and placed on the Convention website (www.tehranconvention.org) in due course. Should you need more information please contact mateusz.benko@un.org.