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1. BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
In 2002, GRID-Tbilisi, together with the UNEP Regional Office for Europe (ROE), completed an initial sub-regional analysis process for the Caucasus Ecoregion, generating the flagship report entitled Caucasus Environmental Outlook (CEO) at that time covering only four countries of the region: (Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia).
The report remained as a key reference document but needed to be updated in terms of data and information and expanded to the broader Caucasus region (including Iran, Turkey).
In December 2018, the Caucasus Network for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions (Sustainable Caucasus) and Swiss Cooperation South Caucasus signed an agreement, which marked the start of the implementation phase for the project Strengthening Adaptive Capacity in the Caucasus: Enhancing Regional Cooperative Action for the Benefit of the Caucasus Mountain Region (SCAC).
Partners of the second Caucasus Environmental Outlook, (hereinafter Partners) are:
2. CAUCASUS ENVIRONMENTAL OUTLOOK 2022
Under the SCAC project, the CEO will be updated. It will form the sub-regional examination and synthesis of the current environmental situation in the Caucasus mountainous region, including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and parts of Iran, the Russian Federation and Turkey. The aim is to provide a fundamental reference document for assessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation in the Caucasus region.
The second Caucasus Environment Outlook (CEO) is a state-of-the-environment report built according to the DPSIR framework (Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact, Responses). Each Chapter contains a similar structure, and the author should first familiarise him/herself with the framework.
Hydropolitics Association is in charge of preparing the Turkey's Part Report of the Caucasus Environmental Report Chapter 5 Freshwater section.