08:30 Registration opens
08:45 Registration / Welcome coffee

09:45 Opening of the conference and welcome by
H.E. Mr Heiko Maas
Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany

09:55 Statement by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security H.E. Mr Josep Borrell


Panel Discussion with Foreign Ministers of Central Asian States, Afghanistan and Germany: “Climate change and Security - Challenges for Central Asia”

Key Note: Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

  • H.E. Mr. Mirwais Nab
    Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Mr Niels Annen
    Minister of State of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • H.E. Mr Mukhtar Tileuberdi
    Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • H.E. Mr Chingiz Aidarbekov
    Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • H.E. Mr Sirojiddin Muhriddin
    Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • H.E. Mr Rashid Meredov
    Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan
  • H.E. Mr Abdulaziz Kamilov
    Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan

11:30 Signing of Joint Declaration

11:30 Lunch

12:45 Panel 1: Climate security risks and response capacities in Central Asia and Afghanistan

Introduction: Mr Dan Smith, Director SIPRI
Moderator: Ms Caroline Milow, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Mr Mavlon Kazakov
    Executive Directorate of IFAS in Tajikistan
  • Mr Batyr Mammedov
    Director of the Scientific Information Centre of the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development, Turkmenistan
  • Mr Vadim Sokolov
    Director of the GEF Agency, Uzbekistan
  • Mr Marco Keiner
    Director, Environment Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • H.E. Amb. Guy Bonvin
    Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia, Global Program Water and Eurasia division, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

14:00 Coffee Break/Networking


Panel 2: Outlook “Green Central Asia” - Enhancing environment, climate and water resilience

Introduction: Miguel Berger, Director General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, Federal Foreign Office
Moderator: Susanne Schmeier, IHE Delft

  • Mr Fazlullah Akhtar
    Infrastructure Expert, Office of the Chief Advisor to the President of Afghanistan
  • Mr Ysmaiyl Dairov
    Director – Regional Mountain Centre, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Mr Bolat Bekniyaz
    Director of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • H. E. Amb. Peter Burian
    European Union Special Representative for Central Asia
  • H. E. Ms Nathalia Gherman
    Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia, Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA)

16:00 Closing statement by Miguel Berger, Director General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development