A delegation from Turkmenistan took part in an online meeting on climate change mitigation. The event was held as part of the CAREC - Central Asian Regional Environmental Center project. The Turkmen side was represented by delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture and Nature Protection, as well as Turkmen public organizations, whose activities are aimed at protecting the natural environment.
The participants of the videoconference discussed the measures that the countries of the Central Asian region are taking to mitigate the effects of climate change. They also considered the possibility of using the resources of various international financial institutions to address the above-mentioned issues. For example, the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF).
It is noted that over the past few decades, climate change has become one of the most serious challenges for humanity. This is clearly evidenced by the recent international climate summit. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has also put forward a number of initiatives aimed at addressing this issue. Among them is the establishment of the Regional Center in Ashgabat, which will be engaged in research of technologies related to climate change. The structure will operate under the auspices of the UN.
Turkmenistan has already ratified both the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The country has ensured fulfillment of these commitments. This was facilitated by the adoption of the National Strategy on Climate Change, as well as the National Forest Program.