- Submitted by: Turkmenistan
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: Sarakhs, Turkmenistan
- Date of completion: 2008
- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Initiative to establish the Interregional energy dialogue under UN auspices
Description/achievement of initiativeInterregional energy dialogue under UN auspices aimed at reliability and security of hydrocarbons supply to international markets as an essential component of sustainable development, including addressing the environmental risks.
Source: Government of Turkmenistan - Ministry of Environmental Protection
Turkmenistan considers the reliability and security of hydrocarbons supply to international markets as an essential component of sustainable development, including addressing the environmental risks. In this regard, Turkmenistan has proposed in the UN to begin the development of the universal mechanisms which would ensure reliable and safe functioning of the international infrastructure of the energy supply. As a first step in this direction Turkmenistan proposed a draft UN resolution called "Reliable and stable energy transit and its role in sustainable development and international cooperation." The draft resolution has attracted the attention of UN member states, many of whom took an active part in the extensive consultations prior to its formal submission to the General Assembly. As you know, the resolution was supported by all states without exception, and was co-sponsored by 57 of them, including by 5 permanent members of the Security Council. The Resolution was adopted by consensus at the General Assembly on 19 December 2008. Turkmenistan is convinced that it is time to begin developing specific, effective and systematic measures aimed at resolving the issues of security guarantees of energy transportation. In this context, in order to combine the efforts of UN member states which are actively involved in developing the international legal framework in the field of energy, Turkmenistan considers it expedient to establish a new mechanism - the Interregional energy dialogue under UN auspices. Turkmenistan believes that the relevant UN agencies will actively promote the establishment of such a dialogue which is transparent and open to all. Country sees as participants of the dialogue the countries of Central and South Asia, the Caspian and Black Sea regions, Russia, China, European Union, countries of the Middle East, and all other interested States, companies, international financial institutions.