PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN MADE AN ADDRESS AT THE GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE ON TRANSFORMING EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021 18:46

On the 25th of May 2021, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave a speech at the Global Roundtable on Transforming Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development.  The event took place in a format of a videoconferencing and was chaired by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The event was attended by the heads of states and governments, ministers, heads of major international organizations, experts of academic circles and analytical centers, as well as the representatives of private sector and civil society.

The holding of the roundtable was aimed at the determination of concrete actions and recommendations, which might be implemented at global, regional and national levels for the resolution of problems related to climate change and negatively affecting the attainment of the Global Agenda until 2030.

In his speech, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed gratitude to the UN Secretary General for the invitation to take part in the Global Forum and underlined that Turkmenistan completely shares the concerns in regard to the negative effect of the industrial emissions to the environment and consistently stands for close coordination of international efforts aimed at the minimization of present risks and challenges.   

“We are confident that the key factor here should be the steady and total adherence to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change”, said the President.  He added that by joining this fundamental document, Turkmenistan has intensified its constructive cooperation with the UN and other specialized international structures for its comprehensive fulfillment.  

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the adoption in 2019 of the new revised National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change that has provided all the necessary legal, organizational and technological conditions for the attainment of ecological tasks.  The Head of State noted that adaptive measures are widely implemented in Turkmenistan on restoration of forests and betterment of land use for the mitigation of climate impacts.  In the framework of the Overall National Programme of Greenery Planting “Green Belt”, vast forest belts are settled with the use of advanced water saving irrigation systems.  Just in the current year, it is envisioned to plant 30 million more of young plants.      

In the last years, the carbon content of products produced in Turkmenistan steadily decreases.  To support this statement, the President of Turkmenistan has presented concrete indicators.  

Speaking about the international initiatives of the state on forming a new architecture of global energy security and provision of wide access to unexpansive, reliable and modern energy resources for all, the President noted that “being one of the major resource extracting countries in the world and comprehending its responsibility in this regard, Turkmenistan makes efforts to preserve the balance between the manufacturing goals and missions on saving the environment.”       

He also noted that jointly with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the preparatory work is carried out on the implementation of two major projects on preserving the ozone layer. 

The President has voiced the feasibility of working out a UN Strategy aimed at the implementation of measures for the development of low carbon energy and proposed to prepare an International Roadmap under the UN auspices on the development of hydrogen as one of the priorities in the energy field.   

The current meeting of high level was convened by the UN Secretary General and has completed the series of roundtables held in the recent months by the UN regional economic commissions in the framework of the “Financing for the Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative” (FFDI).

ПРЕЗИДЕНТ ТУРКМЕНИСТАНА ВЫСТУПИЛ НА ГЛОБАЛЬНОМ КРУГЛОМ СТОЛЕ ПО ПРЕОБРАЗОВАНИЮ ДОБЫВАЮЩЕЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ ДЛЯ УСТОЙЧИВОГО РАЗВИТИЯ

25 мая 2021 года Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов выступил на Глобальном «круглом столе» высокого уровня по преобразованию добывающей промышленности для устойчивого развития. Мероприятие прошло в формате видеоконференции под председательством Генерального секретаря ООН Антониу Гутерриша.

На встрече приняли участие главы государств и правительств, министры, руководители крупных международных организаций, эксперты академических кругов и аналитических центров, представители частного сектора и гражданского общества.

Проведение круглого стола было нацелено на определение конкретных действий и рекомендаций, которые могут быть реализованы на глобальном, региональном и национальном уровнях, для решения проблем, связанных с изменением климата, негативно влияющих на реализацию «Повестки дня на период до 2030 года».

В своём выступлении Президент Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов поблагодарил Генерального секретаря ООН за приглашение принять участие в глобальном форуме и подчеркнул, что Туркменистан, полностью разделяя озабоченность в связи с негативным воздействием промышленных выбросов в окружающую среду, последовательно выступает за тесную координацию международных усилий, направленных на минимизацию существующих рисков и вызовов.

«Убеждены, что ключевым фактором здесь должна быть неуклонная и всеобщая приверженность Парижскому соглашению по изменению климата» - отметил Президент. Он добавил, что присоединившись к этому фундаментальному документу, Туркменистан активно взял курс на предметное сотрудничество с ООН, другими специализированными международными структурами по его повсеместной имплементации.

Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов отметил принятие в 2019 году новой редакции Национальной стратегии Туркменистана об изменении климата, что обеспечило все необходимые правовые, организационные и технологические условия для выполнения экологических задач. Глава государства отметил, что в Туркменистане широко внедряются адаптационные меры по восстановлению лесов и улучшению землепользования для смягчения климатических воздействий. В рамках Общенациональной программы озеленения «Зелёный пояс» созданы обширные лесные полосы с использованием прогрессивных водосберегающих методов полива. Только в этом году в стране планируется высадить дополнительно 30 миллионов саженцев.

В течение последних лет неуклонно снижается углеродоёмкость производимой в Туркменистане продукции. В подтверждение тому Президент Туркменистана привёл конкретные показатели.

Говоря о международных инициативах государства по формированию новой архитектуры глобальной энергетической безопасности, обеспечению широкого доступа для всех к недорогим, надёжным, современным источникам энергии, Президент отметил, что «являясь одной из крупнейших в мире ресурсодобывающих стран и полностью осознавая в этой связи свою ответственность, Туркменистан прилагает усилия по сохранению баланса между производственными целями и задачами по охране окружающей среды».

Он также отметил, что совместно с Организацией Объединённых Наций по промышленному развитию проводится подготовительная работа по реализации двух крупных проектов по защите озонового слоя.

Президент озвучил целесообразность разработки Стратегии ООН, нацеленной на осуществление мер по развитию низкоуглеродной энергетики и предложил создать под эгидой ООН международную «Дорожную карту» по развитию водорода в качестве одного из приоритетных направлений в энергетике.

Нынешняя встреча высокого уровня, созванная Генеральным секретарём ООН, завершает серию «круглых столов», проведённых за последние несколько месяцев региональными экономическими комиссиями ООН в рамках «Инициативы по финансированию развития в эпоху COVID-19 и в последующий период (FFDI)».

 

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