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Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Sectors: Sustainable energy: access, efficiency and renewables; Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture; Green industry, material efficiency and waste minimization; Sustainable Cities and Built Environment; Freshwater Resource Management and Sanitation; Blue Economy/ Sustainable Management of Oceans; Natural Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation; Biodiversity, Forests and other Ecosystems; Social sector and green economy: education, health, employment, equity;

By: Turkmenistan

Type: Regional

Source: Government of Turkmenistan - Ministry of Environmental Protection

Year: 2011


Initiative to establish, in cooperation with the UN, a specialized body - Interregional Center on Climate Change in Ashgabat
Turkmenistan proposes to establish, in cooperation with the UN, a specialized body ? Regional Center to address issues related to climate change. It is recommended that the Headquarters of the Center be established in Ashgabat. We are willing to provide the entire necessary infrastructure for its functioning.
Turkmenistan believes that in the context of the closer multilateral cooperation the establishment of a system of mechanisms in this area could be started. In this regard, Turkmenistan proposes to establish, in cooperation with the UN, a specialized body ? Regional Center to address issues related to climate change. It is recommended that the Headquarters of the Center be established in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan is willing to provide the entire necessary infrastructure for its functioning. Issues relating to development of Turkmenistan?s National Strategy on Climate Change, opening the UN Interregional Center on Climate Change in Ashgabat and other issues were discussed also at the meeting on March 2012 between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Jens Wandel, the United Nations Development Programme Deputy Regional Director for Eastern Europe and CIS.
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