The Taraz meeting took place on 16 July 2012 and was chaired by Mr. Mukhtar Toleyliev, First Deputy Chairman of the Taraz municipality. The Energy Charter Secretariat gave an overview presentation about the DACO project, while other partners introduced the Covenant of Mayors initiative and discussed the development of a baseline emission inventory and the Sustainable Energy Action Plan. A local consultant presented the scope and objectives of the stakeholder group. Local stakeholders shared information about the legislation, environmental aspects and ongoing activities in the field of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. All participants welcomed the DACO project and reiterated their support for the project activities.
The Somoniyon meeting followed on 18 July 2012 and was chaired by Mr. Usupov, Deputy Chairman of the Rudaki district, and co-chaired by Mr. Bobiev, Mayor of Somoniyon. The first session focused on the formal introduction of the Covenant of Mayors, the DACO project and local Sustainable Energy Action Plans. The second session was dedicated to the presentation and discussion by the stakeholders of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and planning of such activities at local level. During panel discussions, participants considered various options for continued cooperation of all stakeholders in order to support further the implementation of the DACO project.
The global objective of the DACO (Yes (Da) to the Covenant) action is to support local authorities in acquiring a common methodology to correctly monitor, evaluate and reduce their energy consumption and CO2 emissions. More specifically, the aim is to improve energy security at local level by enhancing energy efficiency, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and contributing to climate change mitigation in the participating regions, thus implementing the concept "Think Globally, Act Locally". The intention is to extend the principles, rules and goals of the Covenant of Mayors to these new participating regions.
Note: the DACO project benefits from financial assistance from the European Commission. The views expressed on this page are those of the Energy Charter Secretariat and can therefore in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Commission.
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