THE OUTCOMES OF THE HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE “GREEN CENTRAL ASIA” AND A MEETING OF THE EU-CA WORKING GROUP ON ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE HELD IN THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN
On February 28, 2020, a seminar was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on the outcomes of the high-level conference “Green Central Asia” and the 9th meeting of the EU-CA working group on the environment and climate change.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, the State Committee for Water Management and the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, as well as the Ambassadors of the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany to Turkmenistan.
During the seminar, the participants discussed the initiatives of the Turkmen side on the environment and climate change, as well as the forthcoming work on the integrated and effective implementation of the initiatives put forward in the high-level conference “Green Central Asia” and the 9th meeting of the EU-CA working group on the environment and climate change.
It was also emphasized at the meeting that Turkmenistan, implementing its national development programs, fully compares them with the provisions of the UN Agenda 2030 and climate change strategies.
As is known, at the High-level Conference, the Turkmen side proposed the development of a regional strategy for adaptation to climate change, taking into account the characteristics of Central Asian ecosystems and reducing climate risks, projects for integrated water resources management taking into account climate change, and the implementation of the Subregional Action Plan to Combat desertification.
The participants of the meeting also discussed further steps to implement projects arising from Turkmenistan's initiatives in the field of environment and climate change.