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Оn February 19, 2014 the report conference “Qualitative and quantitative changes in the civil society development in Uzbekistan” was held by the Institute for monitoring the formation of civil society in Tashkent.
In the conference took part the members of the Senate and the deputies of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, the representatives of the public and government organizations, scientific research and educational institutions, foreign and international organizations accredited in our country, mass media, the members of the Board of Founders of the IIMFCS and the colleagues of the Institute (more than 250 people).
During the conference the report about the activities of the IIMFCS in 2013 was presented by the director of the Institute.
The activity of the IIMFCS in 2013 was directed to the task solutions, appointed in the Concept of the further deepening the democratic reforms and establishing the civil society.
The system work on preparing and providing the Senate, Legislative chamber, political parties, ministries and departments, public organizations with the informative and informative-analytical materials was organized by the Institute.
1993 – 2013: 20 Years EuroBirdwatch:
For the Migratory Birds and Their Flyways
Largest Birdwatching Event in Europe: Save the Migratory Birds
Over the past weekend, more then 19.000 of adults and children took part in more then 900 events in 30 countries in Europe and Central Asia (which took part in reporting until Sunday 19:00 CET) to watch the fascinating migration of 2,4 millions birds to their wintering areas in the South. For the 20th time already, the public was invited by the national organisations of BirdLife International to observe this spectacle of nature. To survive, the migratory birds need good breeding conditions in the North, save stopovers on the flyway and good conditions in the wintering areas.
The national partner organisations of Birdlife International took the opportunity of the 20th anniversary of the event to raise awareness on bird migration and promote needed actions to save threatened bird species and their habitats.
On January 31, 2014 inTashkent, held a “round table” dedicated to the important ecological date - World Day of wetlands, celebrated annually on global environmental public on February 2. The event was organized by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds. The “round table” was presented educational package on the sustainable use of biodiversity, prepared by the Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds on the draft Public Fund for Support of NGOs and other civil society institutions under the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The event was attended by representatives of international organizations and the scientific research community,experts from the state environmental authorities,representatives of NGOs, specializing in solving problems of ecology and medicine, Members of the parliamentary group of the Ecomovement and Committee on Ecological and the Environmental of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as journalists.
As is known, the convention was developed and adopted by participating nations at a meeting in Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran on February 2, 1971. Currently, this Convention has been ratified in 168 countries.By land,listed in the Ramsar list, of 2171 with a total area of 2,072,912 square kilometers. Uzbekistan joined the Ramsar Convention, according to the Resolution of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated August 30, 2001 № 278-P, which entered into force on 2 February 2002. After the accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Convention,in the Ramsar list included lakeDengizkul and Aydaro-Arnasay lakes system.Being prepared for inclusion in the list include:Lakes System Sudoche, flood plain Amudarya area Termez, Achikkul lake.
April 20, 2013 in the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan held a press conference following the shooting of two documentaries films: “Open your eyes” and “Uzbekistan: Crossroads of Civilizations”, dedicated to environmental issues in Central Asia.
The event was attended by members of the parliamentary group of the Ecomovement of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of ministries and departments, representatives of NGOs, specializing in solving problems of ecology and medicine, and mass media workers.
Originally planned to shoot two films telling about the social life and the ongoing development processes in Uzbekistan. The group of filmmakers included the president of AQ International Salvatore Cacciola, research associate Italian Institute for water research Stefano Fazi, journalist operator, representative of the Italian television “RAI” Giuliano Salvatori.
The film “Open Your Eyes” is dedicated to the tragedy of the disappearing Aral Sea and the harmful effects of industrial emissions State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) “Talco” on the environment and human health. In preparation for this film crew visited the “graveyard of ships”, sandy bottom of the Aral Sea, where the plantations haloxylon and local water bodies, the so-called wetlands – lake Sarybas, Zhiltyrbas and others to reduce salt dust transfer from the bottom of a dried-up sea, fisheries development and create the appropriate climate for environmental mitigation tragedy. Also recorded interview residents Muinak, previously worked on the ships of the Aral Sea flotilla.
Nowadays the Ecomovement incorporates 125 ecological and 130 health NGOs
Upper house of parliament approved the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On environmental control”. In the wake of that the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan held a session.
The performance of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan and its parliamentary group in the lower house of parliament in 2013 and priorities for the coming year were reflected during the meeting of the “Uzbekistan Today” reporter with Boriy Alikhanov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan.
- Mr. Alikhanov, the consideration and approval of the Law “On environmental control” by the Senate is, perhaps, one of the most significant achievements of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan of 2013, is it?
- In its lawmaking activity in 2013 the legislature group of the Ecomovement has been focused on the work on two new bills and completion of seven existing legislative acts. As a legislative initiative we have been working on the preparation of amendments and additions to the laws “On waste”, “On state sanitary surveillance”, “On protection and use of fauna”, as well as on the new edition of the Law “On protection and use of flora”. Meanwhile, the Law “On environmental control” has been the core act. Guided by the ideas outlined by the President in the “Concept of intensifying democratic reforms and forming the civil society in the country”, the MPs of the Ecomovement and members of the Committee for Ecology and Environment of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan drafted the Law “On environmental control”. It is worth noting that the draft law is the first system bill put forward by the MP group of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan as a legislative initiative. Expert community considers the introduction of public environmental control system vested with certain powers, as well as the institution of public inspection of environmental control into national practice as a major feature of the bill. On November 12 this year the law was passed by the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis and recently it has been approved by the upper house - the Senate of the Parliament.
16-17 April 2013, 21st OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum: Second Preparatory Meeting held in Kyiv (Ukraine).
The Economic and Environmental Forum is the main annual event in the OSCE's second dimension. In 2013, under the Ukrainian OSCE Chairmanship, the 21st Economic and Environmental Forum will focus on "Increasing stability and security: Improving the environmental footprint of energy-related activities in the OSCE region".
The Forum process is meant to stimulate deeper political dialogue among the OSCE's 57 participating States. This year, the Forum will aim to renew and deepen the OSCE’s political commitments and engagement in promoting environmentally sustainable energy management. Representatives of national and international institutions, NGOs, academia and the business community will join their efforts throughout the Forum meetings in order to reinforce the role of the OSCE in the promotion of good governance and its support for the fulfillment of the aforementioned commitments.
In 2013, the First Preparatory Meeting was held on 4-5 February 2013 in Vienna. The Concluding Meeting, scheduled to take place in Prague on 11-13 September 2013, will build on the results of the two preparatory meetings.
On 23 October 2013, the Uzbek-Singaporean two-day workshop "Exchange of experience in the development of ecotourism and renewable energy, improving the environment and up-grading environmental law" started its work at Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan. The training for journalists, ecological NGO’s and students was initiated and organized by Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, its Deputy group in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Singapore Environment Council in the network of Memorandum of cooperation signed by SEC and Ecomovement in April, 2012.
The purpose of the workshop – to study the experience of the Republic of Singapore in national legislation that operates to regulate the interaction of population and the natural environment, also, the development of alternative energy sector and ecotourism infrastructure and service. The other purpose is to promote experience of Uzbek and Singaporean NGO’s in these fields and to meet the requirement in ecological information for civil society actors and national mass-media in network of 13th Republican environmental journalism contest.
February 12th at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration held ceremony summing up the contest “The best idea for Adaptation to Global Climate Change 2012” inter students and masters of higher educational institutions of the country, organized jointly by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, the StateCommittee for Communication, information and telecommunication technologies, centre of HydrometeorologicalService at Cabinetof Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzhydromet), National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan and Eco-Forum of NGOs of Uzbekistan with the support of the British Council in Uzbekistan and Tashkent city Committee for Nature Protection.
The goals contest is to raise awareness of future specialists in different fields to adapt to climate change; use of the creative potential of students youth in ecological problems; increase quality continuous ecological education and education for sustainable development. The statute of the contest is fixed, that the working languages of the contest are Uzbek, Karakalpak and Russian languages.
The contest attracted more than 100 students and masters of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Andijan, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya, Namangan, Syrdarya and Fergana regions and Tashkent. Contest works have been presented in the form of projects, papers, presentations, reports, scientific publications, etc.