Country at a glance:
- Capital: Bishkek
- Size: 199,949 km2
- Population: 6 mln (2016)
- United Nations country profile
Kyrgyzstan and the EU:
The political foundations for the EU’s partnership with the Kyrgyz Republic lie in the 1999 Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA). This agreement aims at strengthening the links between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU.
The Kyrgyz Republic is a partner in the European Union and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership in Action.
Two regional flagship programmes are managed by the EU Delegation in Bishkek, BOMCA and CADAP. The Delegation also manages the largest portfolio of devolved IFCA projects totalling some EUR 25 million at the end of 2015 (29% of total CA region) in grants to blending projects with ERBD, EIB and KfW. The blending projects in Kyrgyzstan address regional priorities including infrastructure for waste management and water supply, mostly in urban areas, and energy efficiency.
Kyrgyzstan's initiatives on environment, climate change and water:
Kyrgyzstan signed the Paris Agreement on 21 September, 2016. However, the ratification is still undergoing internal country procedures.
In Kyrgyzstan, the Coordination Commission on Climate Change Issues works under the supervision of the First Deputy Prime Minister. The Dialog Platform for Climate joins efforts of the state organs, civil society, science and business for support of country's initiatives on sustainable development.
In 2013, Kyrgyzstan adopted the National Strategy for Sustainable Development till 2017, which includes measures for mitigating impact and ecological consequences of economic activities; preservation of biodiversity and restoration of ecosystem, including forest, improvement of water supply and sanitation, and measures on disasters risk mitigation and improved response.