Turkmenistan proposes to create in Ashgabat Regional Center for climate technologies for the Central Asian countries

Turkmenistan proposes to establish a Regional Climate Technology Center for the countries of Central Asia with headquarters in Ashgabat. This was announced by Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov at an online meeting on January 16 with Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Inger Andersen .

The main goal of the Center should be the introduction and application of climate technologies in the countries of the Central Asian region and the promotion of technological advancement of the region in the field of climate change, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports .

The parties also discussed cooperation in the field of environmental protection, climate change, ecology and rational use of natural resources.

In addition, Meredov invited UNEF to consider projects related to adaptation to climate change in the Caspian Sea, as well as the development of a concept for marine spatial planning of the Turkmen part of the Caspian Sea.

Meanwhile, the world's largest methane leaks into the atmosphere are regularly recorded in Turkmenistan , and the country is trying to solve the problem of a systematic lack of water for agriculture not by cleaning up silted reservoirs, but by expanding reservoirs , since it is "tens of times cheaper."

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan