An online conference was held in the capital of Turkmenistan, which addressed issues of climate change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. The participants of the event were representatives of environmental agencies from 45 countries of America, Eurasia and Australia. The work on prevention of climate change and combating its consequences was of particular interest.
The online conference was organized by the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event began with a presentation of the Japanese web platform, which allows the exchange of experience in the specified direction.
The topic of the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy was addressed by Shinjiro Koizumi, head of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. At the same time, he stressed that even in the current difficult situation we should not ignore the problems of transforming climatic conditions.
Turkmen specialists, who spoke at the conference, told about their work on creating new principles of counteraction to possible drought in the arid climate zone. The audience appreciated the presented innovations. In particular, the experts talked about protecting the soil with polyethylene film, enriching it with organics during irrigation, and forming a nursery where protective tree species will be cultivated.