The works fulfilled by the International Cooperation in 2015
Rational and purposeful activity of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources that directed to environmental protection was successfully continued in the field of international cooperation in 2015 as well. Thus, the agreements between the Azerbaijani and Montenegrin governments were signed on October 27, 2015 as part of Montenegrin Premier Milo Dukanovic’s visit to Baku. The 6th International Exhibition for Environmental Protection “Caspian: Technologies for Environment”, CTE 2015 started at the Baku Expo Centre Exhibition Complex on November 18, 2015. This exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Public Association IDEA (International dialogue in the name of environmental protection). 35 companies from 10 countries including Azerbaijan, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, and Switzerland participated in this exhibition. The national stand of the Czech Republic participated in this exhibition for the second year in a row and was exhibiting seven large Czech companies. The exhibition is also attended by government agencies such as the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as Temiz Sheher (“Clean City”) JSC and the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” Closed Joint-Stock Company, “Ekol” and “Yagmur-2”. Furthermore, the oil companies SOCAR and BP presented new technology for water purification, soil cleaning and toxic waste management. On the second day of the exhibition began an active business program, which included the presentations of Czech companies, I International Youth Conference "Youth energy", as well as a working meeting with the participation of experts of the company "Deloitte Azerbaijan". On November 17-19, 2015 during the visit of Bulgarian minister of environment and water resources Ivelina Vasileva to Azerbaijan Republic have been signed a two-year program (2016-2017) on implementation of the “Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the field of environmental protection”. From November 28 to December 11, 2015 the Republic of Azerbaijan was represented by large delegation in COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. As is known, the history of the New Global Agreement on climate change was adopted at the end of the event. By 2030 the Republic of Azerbaijan targets 35% reduction in the level of greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990/base year as its contribution to the global climate change efforts. Armenia used force against Azerbaijan, occupied almost one fifth of its territory, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region, one million refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as the existence of serious environmental problems, to threaten the further development of the issue in the agenda in whole region since 2015, solving of the problems mentioned in the sustainable development agenda of the country, also difficulties in the fulfillment of commitments related to the climate change in intended nationally determined contribution was submitted to the attention of the participants. In 2015, with a number of countries around the world (France, Sweden, Estonia, Qatar, Macedonia, Moldova, Lithuania, Slovakia, Turkmenistan, etc.) had been successful cooperation in the field of environmental protection, coordination procedures were carried out in accordance with relevant bilateral documents.