The Kyrgyz Republic creates the Coordination Commission on the Green Economy

On 5 August, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic issued a resolution that will guide and coordinate the activities of the state executive authorities, local governments and other stakeholders in the implementation of the National Green Economy Policy. Through this resolution, the Government of Kyrgyzstan also formed the Coordination Commission on the Green Economy. PAGE supported the Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in this process.

The Coordination Commission on the Green Economy will ensure effective implementation of the Green Economy policy and will introduce Green Economy approaches in priority sectors of the country. Among other, the commission will ensure the effective implementation of the main provisions of the Kyrgyz Republic’s programme "Unity. Trust. Creation", an important element of the implementation of the National Development Strategy 2018-2040. In this context, the commission will coordinate actions of the state executive authorities, local governments, non-profit and international organizations.

The commission will also carry out assessments of the Green Economy Policy implementation results and will monitor and evaluate the achievement of targets. It will discuss recommendations to adjust the Green Economy Action Plan and approve roadmaps for solving Green Economy related issues. Overall, the commission will introduce and inform the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the implementation of the Green Economy Policy.

This is an example of the commitment of the Kyrgyz government to reversing environmental degradation trends while capturing opportunities for economic growth that is both inclusive and sustainable. Since Kyrgyzstan joined PAGE in 2016, the partnership prioritized support to advance the integration of inclusive Green Economy goals and targets into the government’s national planning processes.