Press Release

UN Azerbaijan and PASHA Holding collaborate for “29 Climate Conversations: The Road to COP29” Program

10 May 2024

The private sector is one of the critical actors for climate action, and we are pleased to partner with Pasha Holding on this important priority

The recent event in the "29 Climate Conversations: The Road to COP29" series, held in collaboration with UN Azerbaijan and PASHA Holding, focused on the theme "Overview of the UN Climate Change Conference: Private Sector Perspectives." 

PASHA Holding, one of the leading companies in the country, demonstrated its commitment to raising awareness about the UN Climate Change Conference and the role of private sector in climate action and just transition.

This event, the fourth in the series and the first jointly organized with PASHA Holding, took place on May 10 with participation of over 200 employees of PASHA Group companies.

During the event, Teymur Huseynov, Chief Strategy Officer of Pasha Holding, Elnur Soltanov, the Chief Executive Officer of COP29 Azerbaijan, and Vladanka Andreeva, the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Azerbaijan, presented opening speeches. Distinguished speakers, including Ms. Cecilia Njenga, Director of Intergovernmental Support and Collective Progress Division at UNFCCC, Mr. Fernando Castellanos, Head of Environment and Climate at UN Global Compact and Founder of Sustainera Solutions Ilkin Hajiyev delivered insightful presentations.

At the event, staff members were also provided with the chance to contribute to environmental initiatives presently undertaken by the Karabakh Revival Fund.

Vladanka Andreeva, Resident Coordinator of the UN in Azerbaijan, highlighted the significance of the partnership with PASHA Holding, stating, "The private sector is one of the critical actors for climate action, and we are pleased to partner with Pasha Holding on this important priority, not only for the country but also for the world."

"Considering the relevance of the climate issue, we wanted to create an opportunity for our stakeholders to increase awareness of both the COP and climate challenges in general. Thus, as soon as we heard about the "29 Climate Conversations" initiative by United Nations in Azerbaijan, we expressed our intention to join this initiative. A total of 29 events will be held by the UN in Azerbaijan as part of the initiative, and 4 of these events will be held in partnership with PASHA Holding. Today, we are holding the first of these events, and we wanted to start the discussions with our employees first," said Teymur Huseynov.

The "29 Climate Conversations: Road to COP29" program aims to foster collaborative action and dialogue across different sectors to combat the global climate crisis. In the next events of this series, which will be organized with the support of PASHA Holding, the participation of local and international media representatives, clients, partners, and non-governmental organizations as well as experts from various UN agencies on the subject are planned.

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Resident Coordinator Office

Goals we are supporting through this initiative