Turkmen experts are being trained to account for greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier, huge methane leaks were discovered in the country

On June 22-24, trainings are being held for technical experts of Turkmenistan on greenhouse gas inventory and reporting rules under the Paris Agreement.

Training is provided for experts who participate in the development of a national system for monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions, said Turkmenistan: Golden Age

During the training, participants learn methodologies for conducting calculations and reporting by countries.

The course organizers are the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP - a UN structure) and the Institute for Global Climate and Ecology. Academician Yu.A. Israel.

The Paris Agreement is an agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that regulates measures to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from 2020. The agreement was prepared during the Climate Conference in Paris and adopted by consensus on December 12, 2015, and signed on April 22, 2016. Turkmenistan signed it on September 23, 2016.

In October last year, Bloomberg reported that in terms of methane emissions into the atmosphere, Turkmenistan is second only to the United States and Russia.

At one of the January meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the development of a document that provides for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Turkmenistan by 2030.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan