Initiative to establish, in cooperation with the UN, a specialized body - Interregional Center on Climate Change in Ashgabat
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  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
  • Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Date of completion: 2011
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Turkmenistan proposes to establish, in cooperation with the UN, a specialized body Regional Center to address issues related to climate change. It is recommended that the Headquarters of the Center be established in Ashgabat. We are willing to provide the entire necessary infrastructure for its functioning.
Source: Government of Turkmenistan - Ministry of Environmental Protection
Turkmenistan believes that in the context of the closer multilateral cooperation the establishment of a system of mechanisms in this area could be started. In this regard, Turkmenistan proposes to establish, in cooperation with the UN, a specialized body ? Regional Center to address issues related to climate change. It is recommended that the Headquarters of the Center be established in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan is willing to provide the entire necessary infrastructure for its functioning.
Issues relating to development of Turkmenistan's National Strategy on Climate Change, opening the UN Interregional Center on Climate Change in Ashgabat and other issues were discussed also at the meeting on March 2012 between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Jens Wandel, the United Nations Development Programme Deputy Regional Director for Eastern Europe and CIS.

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