Baku to host international conf on Caspian Sea level fluctuations

By Vugar Khalilov

Baku will host an international conference to debate
fluctuations in the level of the Caspian Sea on July 5, Azernews
reports.

Organized by the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources
Ministry, the conference will focus on the theme of “Caspian Sea
level fluctuations, forecast and adaptation measures in the face of
climate changes,” the report added.

According to Umarya Taghiyeva, head of the National
Hydrometeorology Service, the Caspian Sea level fluctuations and
the causes for its fall, the preparation of regional adaptation
measures, and the expansion of joint cooperation will be discussed
at the conference, which will be attended by specialists from the
Caspian countries, representatives of international organizations,
and foreign experts.

Taghiyeva added that discussions on the results of the
assessment report presented by the intergovernmental expert group
at the 56th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and
Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the Framework Convention on Climate
Change in Bonn (June 2022) will be held.

Furthermore, there will be a discussion on the increase in
climate change rates over the previous decade and the future
fluctuations, she added.

The head of the service noted that there are various medium and
long-term forecast scenarios regarding the level fluctuations of
the Caspian Sea. From this perspective, the selection of a more
realistic scenario, as well as the issue of defining cooperative
activities in the application of a regional approach in the
formulation of the Caspian Sea Adaptation Plan, will be
discussed.

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