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Workshop on policy recommendations for food-water-energy resource management in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Hybrid (Geneva and online)

08 October 2021 11:30 - 13:00

Under the UNDA project Integrated energy and water resource management in support of sustainable development in South-East Europe and Central Asia

Progress towards a circular economy, transparency and a new social contract on natural resources are some of the requirements that are well recognized by all stakeholders – the governments, industry, financial community, and the civil society. Even though there is a broad agreement of the directions of the integration and development, a diverse set of standards, guidelines, and best practices exist at national, regional, and global levels. They often create barriers for the progress, which is seen as the 92 per cent circularity gap, falling productivity, lack of connectivity to the food-water-energy nexus and misaligned stakeholder communications, to name a few. Integrated policies, harmonized regulations, new business models, smart financing options and effective social communications are required to close identified gaps. The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) provide the framework for harmonizing the approaches for utilizing the available natural resource-base for sustainable development. The workshop will discuss the policy recommendations, policy recommendations for sustainable energy and water resources management in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Draft Programme

COVID-19 and Critical Raw Material Supplies needed for Health Care - Mr. Michael Haschke, DMT, Germany

Integrated Water and Energy Resource Management – Mr. Jeremy Webb, Chair, Renewable Energy Working Group, EGRM

State roles and responsibilities – Mr. Sigurd Heiberg, Chairperson, Petronavit a.s, Norway

National perspectives and case studies

  • Prof. Heorhii Rudko, Chairman, State Commission on Mineral Resources, Ukraine
  • Mr. Rahmonbek Bakhtdavlatov, Chairman, State Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan on Mineral Reserves
  • Mr. Radoslav Vukas, National Consultant, Serbia
  • Mr. Boban Jolović, Geological Survey of Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mr. Viktor Babashev, LLP "Timal Consulting Group", Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Arkady Rogalsky, Executive Director, Kyrgyz Society of Subsoil Experts

Q&A, Discussions