The Kyrgyz Republic is very vulnerable to climate change. This is because its water resources, mountain ecosystems, and agricultural systems are sensitive to extreme weather changes. Since 2017, UN CC:Learn has been working with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, and with many other stakeholders in the country, to build a strategy that increases the individual skills and institutional capacities needed to foster green and climate-resilient development.


Towards a National Climate Change Learning Strategy

The Kyrgyz Republic is taking a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning. Our project is working towards strengthening the human resources and skills needed to meet key climate change commitments, such as the Nationally Determined Contribution and the National Action Plan.

Our work in the Kyrgyz Republic is aligned with major national policy initiatives that recognise the need for greater capacity, knowledge and skills. These include:

  • The Paris Agreement and the Kyrgyz government’s commitment to enhancing its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
  • The planned development of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which requires a set of particular competencies and capacities.
  • The adoption of a Green Economy National Programme, which recognizes capacities for a green economy as an underlying cross-sectoral condition for green development in the country.

Our work in the Kyrgyz Republic was officially kicked off with an inception workshop during the Green Economy Week in Bishkek in November 2019.

Our National Partners

Our work is coordinated by the Climate Finance Center, in collaboration with the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Climate Change, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

A technical task team comprising key ministries, academic institutions, students and civil society organizations has been set up. It is tasked with supporting the development of the country’s Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy and the implementation of identified priority actions. 


Mr. Kanat Abdrahmanov
Climate Finance Center of the Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: +996 312 975771

UN Country Team Liaison

UN Development Programme (UNDP) Kyrgyz Republic
160 Chui Avenue, 720040
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 

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