EU climate policy seminar organized in Baku
The Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRCS) held a seminar on ”The Climate Policy of the European Union and The Environment Policy in the European Partnership Program” on 26-27 September 2013 as part of the Climate Forum East project. This meeting was prepared by members of Azerbaijan Climate Forum East Network on 18 September 2013. In the EU Climate Policy, representatives of mass media were invited. The seminar was highlighted by Azerbaijan State Television, Public TV and the “Khazar” TV channel.The Vice-President of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society made the opening speech at the seminar. Then the Secretary General of the AzRCS Bayram Veliyev talked about an importance of the project and wished success to the seminar. In accordance with the program of the seminar AzRCS Deputy Secreatary General and project coordinator Jeyhun Mirzayev gave the floor to the Executive Secretary of the Azerbaijan National Non-Governmental Organizations Forum Gunel Ibrahim. Gunel Ibtahim spoke about network coordination, the necessity of strengthening of the National Society’s relations with a network. Then the president of Ecological Promotion and Monitoring Public Union Gamza Yusifova made a presentation on adaptation to climate change in the world as well as in Azerbaijan. A professor of the Ministry for Natural Resources and Ecology of the Azerbaijan Republic and a director of Climate Change and Ozone Center Gulmali Suleymanov spoke about climate policy of the European Union and the environment policy in the European Eastern Partnership program. At the end of the first day, the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) that formally creates Azerbaijan Climate Forum East Network was signed by Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society and NGOs. On the second day of the seminar, our climate experts – Shamil Ismayilov and Shamil Movsumov made their presentations on the national climate vulnerability assessment(CVA). Afterwards CSO Network members discussed the CVA.