The initiative to create a mechanism for applying the Green Standard of the Caspian was proposed to be discussed at the First Caspian Economic Forum, which will be held on August 12 in Avaza, the head of the Russian Ecological Society Rashid Ismailov.
The Caspian Green Standard project is aimed at protecting the Caspian Sea from various environmental disasters. It involves the introduction of resource-saving and energy-efficient technologies, the use of environmentally friendly materials that would minimize the negative impact of industrial enterprises on the marine environment.
The Caspian Green Standard implies ensuring environmental openness, guaranteeing citizens' rights to information about the state of the environment, prioritizing the use of green technologies, as well as organizing environmental protection measures, assessing environmental risks, responsible investing, etc.
Protecting the ecological system of the Caspian Sea, preserving its biodiversity, sustainable and rational use of biological resources, a comprehensive assessment of the impact of external factors on the environment are among the key points of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, signed by the heads of the five coastal states in August 2018.
Unlike other seas and rivers in Central Asia, oil exploration is underway in the Caspian. Therefore, in this case, you need to be doubly careful about environmental pollution, reducing biodiversity, etc. The agreement reached on the Caspian Sea by five countries is a very big step forward, a breakthrough in the last period. It determined the responsibility of the parties, including environmental. Now it is necessary to create institutions - on monitoring in the Caspian Sea, studying the state of its resources, developing concrete measures in this area.
“If any changes take place in the Caspian, this will affect the region as a whole,” - said Iskandar Abdullayev, director of the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, who acted at the II Central Asian Conference on Climate Change in Tashkent.
Based on this, the inclusion of the Caspian Green Standard issue, along with other important topics, on the agenda of the 1st Caspian Economic Forum is intended to become an important link in the process of implementing agreements and further strengthening cooperation at sea.