A round table was held in Ashgabat to consider the adaptation component of Turkmenistan’s NDC

A round table was held in Ashgabat to review adaptation measures of the country’s key national climate policy document “National Determined Contribution (NDC) of Turkmenistan”.

The event was attended by representatives of key national ministries, academia and civil society.

The round table was held within the framework of the project “Development of the national adaptation planning process in Turkmenistan”, implemented by UNDP with financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan.

The purpose of the meeting was to present the updated adaptation component of the NDC and discuss strategic issues related to adaptation to climate change in the country.

The round table participants gained an idea of ​​the priority areas of scientific and technological policy in the field of combating the negative consequences of climate change. They were also introduced to a wide range of data sources on climate technologies, as well as the costs and benefits of their application.

As a party to the Paris Agreement, Turkmenistan is consistently implementing long-term measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as adapting the country’s economic and social sectors to the long-term consequences of climate change. The preparation of NDCs is one of Turkmenistan’s obligations, which the country is successfully fulfilling.

The current level of climate vulnerability of Turkmenistan was compared with other countries using the advanced foreign ND-GAIN methodology, which made it possible to objectively determine the main priorities of long-term climate policy in the country.

Using data from geographic information systems, project experts studied in detail the geographically determined climatic vulnerabilities of the velayats of Turkmenistan, which will make it possible to more accurately determine priority adaptation measures for each velayat.

As a result of all the research and assessments, project experts proposed more than 100 adaptation measures for implementation. 45 potential foreign sources of financing climate projects have been identified that may be interested in cooperation with Turkmenistan in the implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures.


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