In 1999, a number of the Kazakh representatives from government, civil society and academia participated in the Central Asian Earth Charter meeting which took place on the lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan). At this time the Earth Charter Initiative and its draft documents were introduced to the countries of this region.
In 2000, the Regional Environmental Center (REC), organized the regional conference on Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter. The representatives from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Armenia took part in this conference. In 2001, The REC Central Asia convened various Earth Charter activities for children and youth: there were children’s Earth Charter discussions during the summer vacations at the Annual Environment Camp: they created a special exhibition entitled “Discussing the Earth Charter”, organized the art contest with Earth Charter theme, and the Earth Charter inspired science projects for the youth groups.
Although the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia used to be actively engaged in the Earth Charter activities, they are currently not active.