12 September 2014
On 28- 30 June, Rovshan Abbasov, head of the Khazar University Department of Geography and Environment, attended the International Modeling Conference and the third meeting of the Technical Working Group devoted to climate change and study of greenhouse gases in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
O June 16, in the city of Gabala, a two-day workshop on flood forecasting and early warning systems has been organized as part of the project “Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water & Flood Management by Vulnerable Mountainous Communities in the Greater Caucasus Region,” “Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water & Flood Management by Vulnerable Mountainous Communities in the Greater Caucasus Region.” The workshop brought together local stakeholders including project staff, beneficiaries, national and international experts, and delegates from the vulnerable mountainous communities in question.
On the 9th of September 2014, within the FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme, Dr. Rovshan Abbasov, a World Wild Foundation Programme Consultant on TEEB Scoping Study, made presentations on the draft report and preliminary results of the “TEEB Scoping Study for the forestry sector of Azerbaijan.. “Forests of Azerbaijan have significant ecosystem services and it is very important to evaluate their economic, social and cultural services,” said Dr. Abbasov. It was mentioned that the major threats to sustainable forests are illegal timber production, non-sustainable tourism and overgrazing which could be solved by improving forest governance.
The meeting was attended by representatives of authorized governmental bodies, civil society / nongovernmental organizations and universities as well as international organizations.