Press Release

Paving the way for post-COP26 regional cooperation in Central Asia on climate change

06 April 2022

  • UN in Turkmenistan jointly with the Government and UK Embassy in Turkmenistan organized a ministerial regional dialogue to discuss key outcomes and achievements of COP26, their implications for Central Asia, as well as ways to generate new ideas and increase cooperation in promoting the Glasgow Climate Pact.

The keynote speakers including Ms. Lucia Wilde, Ambassador of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Turkmenistanpresented the main outcomes of the COP26 conference and their significance for Turkmenistan and Central Asia and stressed the importance of the international cooperation as a tool to accelerate the transition to a low emissions economy and implementation of the Glasgow Climate Pact and the Paris Agreement.

The deputy ministers representing the national authorities on environment protection and climate change of the Central Asian states made their statements and presented the current and planned national activities aimed at decarbonization and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in their countries.

The work of the Climate Technology Center and Network and the proposed areas of interaction with the countries of Central Asia was presented by Ms. Rose Mwebaza, Director of the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) UNFCCC.

In his opening remarks Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan shared the experience of joint efforts of the UN Country Team in Turkmenistan to provide comprehensive and coordinated support to Turkmenistan on climate change agenda including the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and UN on cooperation in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

He also noted: “We need to make more collective efforts, improve communication and increase efficiency, as only through the joined-up action and shared responsibility we can succeed in reducing the impact of climate change”.

The event was a follow-up meeting to the consultations held last year both with national and international partners regarding the establishment of regional cooperation in the field of climate change and the implementation of Turkmenistan's initiative to create a Regional Climate Technology Center in Ashgabat.

Paving the way for post-COP26 regional cooperation in Central Asia on climate change

M.Eyeberdiyeva

Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

RCO
Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer

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FAO
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IOM
International Organization for Migration
OHCHR
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UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNDRR
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDSS
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
WHO
World Health Organization

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