During the Government meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and foreign Minister Rashid Meredov presented a proposal for Turkmenistan's accession to a number of multilateral environmental documents in order to develop partnership with The United Nations and its relevant structures.
These are the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (Bonn Convention), which entered into force in 1983, and the Agreement on the protection of Afro-Eurasian migratory wading birds, adopted in 1999, developed under the patronage of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), as well as the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that Deplete the ozone layer, adopted in 2016, the state news Agency of Turkmenistan reports.
Currently, Turkmenistan is a party to 20 multilateral international documents in the field of environmental protection, and the environmental aspect is an integral part of state policy, where special importance is attached to the careful treatment of nature and the rational use of its riches, the widespread introduction of advanced "green" and resource-saving technologies.
The President of Turkmenistan noted that issues of environmental protection and environmental security are directly linked to the achievement of global sustainable development Goals. Taking an active position in developing balanced solutions, our country is taking concrete initiatives aimed at enhancing fruitful regional and international cooperation in this topical area, including in the format of the United Nations and its specialized agencies.
The implementation of all large-scale national transformation programs in the economic sector and social sphere is closely linked to the environmental factor. To this end, the current legal framework is being systematically improved.
Taking into account the commitments arising from the important UN documents adopted in recent years, a new version of the national climate change strategy was approved last year.
Having approved the proposal to join the multilateral environmental agreements, the head of state instructed the Deputy Prime Minister and the head of the foreign Ministry to continue working in this direction.