Ecological diplomacy Of Turkmenistan

29 July 2021
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In our country, in the Epoch of Might and Happiness the large-scale and long-term environmental policy pursued by our esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is focused on the rational use of natural resources, ecological safety, based on complex solution of economic and social issues of sustainable development. Priority strategy of the state policy in this field is to ensure economic security through the careful and rational use of resources, the introduction of green technologies and creation of ecological clean environment to live while preserving the country’s natural resources. As a result of adoption of the Forest Program of Turkmenistan which provides for million tree seedlings every year, creating green areas, parks with green malls. It helps to clean the air in general. The implementation of the National Forest Program not only made the cities of our country more beautiful and green, but also significantly contributed to the struggle against harmful factors related to climate change.

As our Esteemed President underlines in his speeches, environmental issues are the main priority in the domestic and foreign policies of the country. This can be exemplified by the fact that Turkmenistan joined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and ratified fundamental environmental agreements of the United Nations in particular, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Protection of Ozone Layer, the Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Caspian Sea, the Kyoto Protocol relating to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Environment for Sustainable Development in Central Asia, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and other documents in this field. Moreover, our country jointly with the UN environmental program UNEP, the International Union for the Nature Protection, the Khazar Environment Program, the Global Ecological Fund and other international institutions, is implementing dozens of environmental programs and projects at the national and regional level.

Maya ORAZOVA,
Senior Instructor of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.