Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya moderated the CEF 2022 session

The participants of the round table " The Caspian Region in the Global Climate Agenda: Challenges, Opportunities, Approaches" within the framework of the II Caspian Economic Forum discussed country-specific features, innovations, and prospects for convergence of the Caspian states’ economic and climate policy approaches.

“Different states are moving along the path of energy transition at different speeds, they have different internal priorities for mitigation and adaptation to climate change due to geographical, economic, and other specifics — but all are committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement and contribute to the common work. It is impossible to overestimate the contribution of business and business associations to solving climate problems,” said moderator of the discussion Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya, General Director of the International and Comparative Law Research Center.

Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Sahib Mammadov, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Farnaz Shoaie, Advisor to the Marine Environment and Wetlands Division of the Department of Environment (DOE), I.R.Iran, Natalia Tretyak, First Vice-President of BANK GPB (JSC), Alexey Miroshnichenko, First Deputy Chairman,  Member of the Management Board of VEB.RF, Aidar Kazybayev, Chief Executive Officer of the Astana International Financial Centre, Shattyk Tastemirova, Head of the Climate Change Adaptation Office of the Department of Climate Policy and Green Technology of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Andrey Sharonov, CEO of the National ESG Alliance were the speakers of the event.

“Low-carbon transformation and global energy transition will certainly have a direct impact on the economies of the countries in the region. It is important that we create conditions for the implementation of modern low-carbon and carbon-neutral technologies. The solution of this problem will largely determine the competitiveness of economies and companies in the international markets of carbon-intensive products,” Maxim Reshetnikov said in his speech.