This section presents past and upcoming events in the Caspian Sea region related to environmental protection.
- 19–21 October 2022Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Tehran ConventionBaku, Azerbaijan
- Baku, Azerbaijan
Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan, 19-21 October 2022. The meeting consisted of a Working-level segment held on 19 and 20 October 2022 and a High-level segment held on 21 October 2022. It was attended by delegations of the five Contracting Parties, representatives of UNEP and the interim Secretariat of the Convention (TCIS).
- 5–6 October 2022Second Caspian Economic ForumMoscow, Russia
- Moscow, Russia
Second Caspian Economic Forum was held in Moscow, 5-6 October 2022 with the participation of delegations of the all the five Caspian states, representatives of public authorities, and heads of leading companies.
- 9–10 September 2022Seventh Caspian Media ForumAstrakhan, Russia
- Astrakhan, Russia
Every year, the Caspian Media Forum gathers experts to discuss the most urgent informational issues. The Forum is a platform for meetings and communication between representatives of mass media, scientific, governmental and business communities. This year, the meeting especially focused on the youth policy.
- 10 August 2022“Caspian-2022” exercise will be held on August 10, 2022 in the northern part of the Caspian SeaAstrakhan, Russia
- 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.
- 29 June 2022Sixth Caspian SummitAshgabat, Turkmenistan
- Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
The Summit discussed key issues of cooperation in the Caspian Sea region in various fields as well as the implementation of decisions taken at previous meetings, and also adopted a joint communiqué confirming the principles of the partnership of the Caspian littoral states.
- 22–24 May 2022Second International scientific forum "Caspian Region 2022: Sustainable Development Trajectories"Astrakhan, Russia
- Astrakhan, Russia
Key focus of the event are development of science and creation of high-tech technologies, training of human resources and measures to support them, involvement of young people to address public and scientific issues, establishment of new academic contacts.
- 11 May 2022International Assembly "Caspian Dialogue-2022"Moscow, Russia
- 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".
- Attached documents
- 15 March 2022Fourth Caspian Sea ALPHA/BRAVO Exercise under the Aktau Protocol,
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.
- 22 December 2021Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Tehran Convention on Protocol on Monitoring, Assessment and Information Exchange to the Tehran Convention,
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.
- 1–3 November 2021Implementation Meeting under the Protocol Concerning Regional Preparedness, Response and Cooperation in Combating Oil Pollution Incidents (Aktau Protocol),
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.