Kazakhstan National Committee "Man and Biosphere"

Kazakhstan MAB National Committee and EABRN Secretariat UNESCO with the support of Korean National Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Environment, Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO and UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Development of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University will organize the 15th Meeting of the East Asian Biosphere Reserve Network (EABRN) in Almaty.

The Meeting will participate representatives from seven EABRN member states - China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation, representatives from biosphere reserves in EABRN and other MAB regional networks such as SeaBRnet (Southeast Asian Biosphere Reserve Network), SACAM (South and Central Asian Network for MAB) and PacMAB (Pacific MAB). Also participants from the relevant organizations such as UNESCO, UNDP, IUCN, WWF, etc. and representatives of key governmental agencies and local communities in Kazakhstan will arrive. Thus, it is planned to have about 70 participants.

The theme of the meeting is “Biosphere Reserves and the 2030 Agenda”. The meeting will primarily focus on the Lima Action Plan (LAP) and the EABRN strategy for its implementation considering the regional concerns and realities and will come out with recommendations for national action plans. The main goal of the event is to elaborate recommendations to implement Lima Action Plan in the context of EABRN region. During the meeting exchanging information and experience on conservation and management of Biosphere Reserves will take place, as soon as carrying out a field evaluation for the Altyn Emel Biosphere Reserve, evaluation of EABRN’s achievements and setting new priorities for the network and elaboration of an activity plan for EABRN cooperation for future.