President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, speaking at the plenary meeting of the 78th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, proposed to establish the Regional Center for Technologies related to Climate Change in Central Asia.
The head of state noted that among the key areas of the words of the UN in coming years, Turkmenistan considers that resting of urgent climate and ecological issues, including the issues regarding global methane pledges.
He also emphasized that with joining the Paris Agreement for Climate Change in 2017, number of relevant national programs were adopted in our country. National events are being held aimed at reducing and eliminating negative effects of methane emissions into the atmosphere.
“At the same time, we welcome the efforts of the global community for realizing Global Methane Pledge,” the President of Turkmenistan said.
He recalled the Roadmap on the Development of the International Cooperation aimed at studying on joining of Turkmenistan to the Global Methane Pledge was recently approved in Turkmenistan and soon the document will be sent to the UN Secretariat.
According to the head of state, the time has come for the UN to pay close and effective attention to the ecological issues in Central Asia, overcome certain delays in addressing them and begin taking targeted and specific actions to create a coherent ecological strategy of the UN regarding the region with nearly 80 million population, caring a vast area with its unique natural resources and biodiversity, and at the same time, located at the region with serious ecological risks.
“As the significant step to take a strategic approach in ecological issues of Central Asia, Turkmenistan is proposing establishment of specialized agency – Regional Center for Technologies related to Climate Change in Central Asia, which will work substantively and systematically on the topic of climate,” Serdar Berdimuhamedov said
He emphasized the readiness of the Turkmen side to offer organizational and technical terms for the functioning of such Center in the capital city of Turkmenistan – Ashgabat.