Key to protecting human health - using clean and sustainable energy

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Key to protecting human health - using clean and sustainable energy

The UN has published a new report on universal access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy, as set out in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7). This is reported by the UN news site. The report notes significant but non-unique progress towards SDG 7 and the negative impact of the pandemic on its scale.

New study titled Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report published by the International Energy Agency (IAE). , The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that a significant increase in efforts is needed to achieve this goal by 2030.

According to Maria Neira, director of the WHO Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, “moving towards scaling up clean and sustainable energy is key to protecting human health and improving public health, especially in remote and rural areas.”

The publication looks at ways to address the gaps to achieve SDG 7, chief among which is the increased use of renewable energy sources that have proven more sustainable than other parts of the energy sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

As one of the world's largest energy states, Turkmenistan makes a significant contribution to the achievement of SDG 7 by providing access to reliable and modern energy not only for its population, but also for neighboring countries that import Turkmen energy resources.

The program for the development of energy diplomacy of Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 determines the key areas of cooperation between the country and the specialized agencies of the UN, the International Energy Agency, the Energy Charter Secretariat and other specialized structures. Much attention in Turkmenistan is paid to the rational use of natural resources, energy efficiency, strengthening and active use of the potential of alternative "green" energy.

By the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan (December 4, 2020), the National Strategy for the Development of Renewable Energy in Turkmenistan until 2030 was approved, developed jointly with UNDP, OSCE, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and defining priority tasks in this area.

Ogulgozel Rejepova

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