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on energy efficient architectural design, sustainable transport and access to
In Azerbaijan, the leading source of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping
greenhouse gas (GHG) that has severely driven recent global warming is
associated with the oil and gas sector, the main driver of national economy.
Carbon emissions occur in the petroleum production and end-use energy
consumption sectors due to the combustion of fossil fuel during the oil and
natural gas extraction processes, transportation, and in residential facilities,
which, altogether, have an overall negative impact on global warming and climate
change. To address this environmental challenge, since 2015 UNDP and the State
Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) have been implementing a series of measures to
reduce the amount of GHG released into the atmosphere.
The energy efficiency measures are part of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation
Actions project (NAMA) for low-carbon end-use sectors in Azerbaijan. Funded by
the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project is to continue through 2020
and will draw upon three key areas of intervention. These interventions include
the application of energy-efficient technologies in construction design and
architecture, enforcement of sustainable driving habits and the provision of
clean sources of fuel for cooking and other household purposes.
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Azerbaijan's agriculture sector
needs large cooperatives
The process of creating large farms and agrarian cooperatives, initiated by the
Azerbaijani leadership, will positively impact the development of the country's
agriculture, the former agriculture minister of the Nakhchivan Autonomous
Republic, Rajab Orujov, told Trend on March 13.
This process will significantly accelerate the application of advanced
innovative technologies in the agriculture sector, according to the ex-minister.
"It is very difficult to apply innovative technologies on small land plots, as
their use and creation of the necessary infrastructure requires large areas.
Thus, the creation of large farms will positively affect usage of empty lands in
agricultural production, expansion of irrigated areas, and facilitate the use of
innovative technologies," believes Orujov.
The creation of large farms, according to Orujov, is also important for more
effective use of labor force in the country's regions. In addition, the
specialization of enterprises and farms plays an important role in the
development of agriculture, he added.
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Lakes on Absheron peninsula to b
Lakes on Absheron peninsula to be
Azerbaijan’s Tamiz Shahar JSC plans to start design work by mid-2018 within the
second phase of the Lake Boyukshor restoration, Chairman of the Board of Tamiz
Shahar JSC Etibar Abbasov said at a press conference in Baku March 13.
He said that 300 hectares of the territory have already been cleared within the
first phase of the project. A park and a boulevard were constructed on a
As part of the second stage of the project, 800 hectares of the territory will
"Of these, 400 hectares will be dried. The total area of the lake will thus be
700 hectares," he added.
In general, Abbasov added the company plans to restore nine lakes on the
Absheron peninsula. In addition, the design work for the restoration of the Zigh
Lake will be completed this autumn.
The restoration of the Lake Boyukshor is carried out within the State Program on
the socio-economic development of Baku and its settlements in 2014-2016 and the
presidential decree on additional measures to improve, protect and use the
ecological situation on the Lake Boyukshor.
New ADB strategy to promote incl
New ADB strategy to promote
inclusive development in Azerbaijan
The new partnership strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with Azerbaijan
will promote inclusive development in the country, Head of the ADB Azerbaijan
Office Nariman Mannapbekov said in an interview
The strategy will be designed for 2019-2023. It is planned to be coordinated
fully with strategic road maps that are being implemented in Azerbaijan. The
previous five-year partnership strategy between ADB and Azerbaijan was approved
"This year we are completing the program, implemented since 2014. It covers the
spheres of transport, energy and water supply, urban infrastructure and
services. According to preliminary estimates, we can say that we have done a
great job, nevertheless, we still have something to strive for. The volume of
our credit and other operations has grown. We began to cooperate in new areas,
such as the railway sector, electricity distribution and education," Mannapbekov
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