Turkmenistan’s national climate change strategy adopted

The National Climate Change Strategy of Turkmenistan (NSTIC) was adopted, which is the main national document on the implementation of activities in the field of climate change.

The document reflects the national vision of issues related to climate change and is the basis for the formation and implementation of the state policy of Turkmenistan in the field of climate change and their consequences. The mainstreaming of global climate change has led to urgent action. The Government of Turkmenistan has developed an action plan based on the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 13: taking urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences and the need to timely fulfill obligations under the Paris Agreement.

In the international arena, NSTIC is the main instrument reflecting the position of Turkmenistan in the negotiations and the basic document for preparing reports on the implementation of its obligations under the global climate agreements.

The resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly on Cooperation between the UN and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in 2018 and 2019, initiated by Ashgabat, are directly related to the creation of a full format international mechanism for interaction in the field of ecology, and, in particular, joint work to prevent the consequences of the Aral crisis .

As part of the chairmanship of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea for the period 2017 2019, Turkmenistan is already implementing a number of proposals to enhance cooperation between the countries of the region in order to improve the environmental and socio economic situation in the Aral Sea zone.

This strategy is a recognition of the efforts of Turkmenistan in strengthening effective international cooperation to improve the environmental and socio economic situation throughout the world.

Source: Turkmenistan.ru