The Eurasian Economic Commission and ANO "Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects" (ASI) announce the first international climate competition "Green Eurasia", which will become the main event of the year in the field of climate in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States.
“The competition is held to identify technological leaders of the green agenda aimed at ensuring the sustainable development of our countries. Applicants will be selected from March 9 to March 31”, said Vladimir Serpikov, Director of the EEC Trade Policy Department.
Participation in the competition is free of charge; each organization can apply for no more than three projects in different categories, including:
· clean energy and energy efficiency,
· clean manufacturing industry,
· sustainable agriculture,
· low carbon transport,
· sustainable building,
· green financing,
· effective waste management,
· environmental culture and public involvement in the climate agenda,
· environmental and climate monitoring,
· state policy in the field of low-carbon development.
Commercial entities, state institutions, government authorities, non-profit organizations and associations and natural persons are eligible to participate by filling out an application on the website: https://greeneurasia.asi.ru/?utm_source=eaeunion&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=start.
Following the work, the competition's expert group and the presidium will determine the winner (1st place) and finalists (2nd and 3rd places) in each nomination, who will be invited to the awards ceremony on the sidelines of the Eurasian Economic Forum scheduled for May 24-25 this year.
The High-Level Working Group (HLWG) on developing proposals for converging the EAEU States’ positions within the climate agenda was established in 2021 within the Eurasian Economic Union. In 2021-2022, the HLWG conducted outreach efforts to agree on the first package of measures (roadmap) for cooperation between the Union countries within the climate agenda, adopted at the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council’s meeting on October 21, 2022. One of the Roadmap paragraphs envisages the formation of the Bank of Climate Technologies and Digital Initiatives. In order to further promote the Member States' best technologies, both within and outside the integration association, the ASI, jointly with the EEC, holds the "Green Eurasia" competition.