The meeting "Monitoring Uzbekistan’s Progress towards Green Economy using the OECD Green Growth Indicators framework" took place virtually on 16 February 2023.
Objectives of the meeting
The meeting aimed to launch the work in Uzbekistan to improve monitoring progress towards green economy using the green growth indicators framework. It discussed:
The meeting gathered the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, as key national Partner and beneficiary of the project, as well as other line Ministries, State Committee on Statistics, civil society and other national stakeholders. The representatives of the OECD and other international organisations, working in Uzbekistan, were also invited join the meeting.
The Government of Uzbekistan is committed to green growth and transformation towards a green economy. The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated October 4, 2019, No. PD-4477, approved the strategy for the transition of the Republic of Uzbekistan to a green economy for the period 2019-2030. The body tasked with promotion and implementation of the green economy strategy is the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction.
Launching the OECD GGI framework provides an opportunity for Uzbekistan to monitor progress towards green growth, including its potential for decarbonisation, energy efficiency in major sectors of the economy and sustainable livelihoods. The OECD green growth indicators (GGIs) enable the monitoring of progress towards four objectives: i) establishing a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy; ii) maintaining the natural asset base; iii) improving people’s quality of life; and iv) implementing appropriate policy to realise the economic opportunities of green growth.This work is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and implemented under the GREEN Action Task Force hosted by the OECD.