Sustainability

The Uzbek government has chosen to follow the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, indicating the country’s goal for a sustainable future. Indeed, Uzbekistan pledged in 2015 to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2018, 16 national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, together with 125 targets. Simultaneously, an inter-agency Coordination Council was formed to oversee the implementation of the national SDG Roadmap. In Uzbekistan, the SDGs were implemented in tandem with large-scale changes under the national Action Strategy for 2017-2021. The path to achieving the SDGs has been confirmed by this approach and its five priority areas. As a matter of fact, the SDGs are being integrated into national and regional development goals and initiatives, including the Republic of Uzbekistan's Concept of Comprehensive Socio-economic Development through 2030. Moreover, Uzbekistan prioritizes climate change mitigation and adaptation (including under the Paris Agreement) with a special focus on the Aral Sea region, conservation and effective use of water, land, and energy resources, and biodiversity conservation in the environment.