The IX Nevsky International Environmental Congress was held in St. Petersburg (Russia), where representatives of Turkmenistan presented the key directions of the state environmental policy. The event, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states, was held in the format of a video conference. The motto of the forum was "Ecology of the Planet - Stable Progress".
The program of the congress included both a plenary session and a number of round tables. The participants discussed topics related to environmental security. In particular, they considered the improvement of environmental legislation, strengthening of inter-parliamentary cooperation with the UN global special structures, restructuring to the "green economy", raising the level of environmental education and eco-education of people, popularization of the concept of healthy lifestyles.
Forum participants discussed in detail the joint exploitation of water resources, ecotourism, eco-education, new climate policy, renewable energy, discussed their experience in implementing national strategies and projects in the field of environmental protection and other issues.
During the conference, representatives of Turkmenistan presented the key points of environmental policy and water diplomacy of the state. The Turkmen side also familiarized other participants with large-scale eco-programs and projects implemented in the country, as well as at regional and global levels. They touched upon issues related to wise water use, combating desertification, biodiversity conservation, application of modern eco-technologies at the industrial facilities being constructed in the territory of Turkmenistan.
The participants of the eco-congress were also introduced to the international initiatives of the Turkmen side, the main purpose of which is to resolve current pressing problems, consolidate international efforts to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals. They also learned about the work Turkmenistan is doing in this direction at the state level.