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UN assists Turkmenistan in development of national strategies on climate change
The third inter-ministerial dialogue focusing on development of a National Strategy on Climate Change was held in Turkmenistan, UNDP reported.

The National Strategy aims to formulate the position of Turkmenistan on the basis of its national priorities and interests for the Conference of Parties to be held in Durban (South Africa) in late 2011 and the Global Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) to be held in Brazil in June 2012.

Participants of the third inter-ministerial dialogue discussed the current priorities of the international negotiating process on climate change, as well as the assessment of additional financial flows and investments in some of the key sectors of Turkmenistan's economy to address climate change. This assessment was made within the framework of the global UNDP project "Capacity building for decision-makers on climate change."

The third inter-ministerial dialogue reviewed the main elements of the National Strategy on Climate Change of Turkmenistan until 2030 under the motto "Economy in harmony with climate" that was prepared with the assistance of international experts.

Participants of the third Inter-ministerial dialogue on climate change agreed on the subsequent steps and timetable for preparation of the strategy. They also set up an interagency working group that will meet with international and national experts to finalize and submit for the Government's approval the final version of the National Strategy and action plans on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation, including issues of biodiversity, land and water resources management.

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