Ï Turkmenistan prepares to participate in COP-29

Turkmenistan prepares to participate in COP-29

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Turkmenistan prepares to participate in COP-29

From 11th to 22nd of November 2024, Azerbaijan will host events within the framework of the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP29. The forum will become an important international platform for discussing current environmental issues, the development of a green economy and energy, aspects of a healthy future, and solving other pressing issues envisaged by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Turkmenistan is participating in the June UN climate meetings and is actively preparing for COP-29. Thus, the country's delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan N. Jumashov took part in the recently concluded Bonn Conference on Climate Change, where representatives of 198 countries discussed preparations for the next UNFCCC conference (COP-29) in Baku. At the plenary session of the Conference, Turkmenistan's initiative to create a Regional Climate Technology Centre for Central Asia under the auspices of the UN in Ashgabat was announced, and its importance and timeliness were emphasized.

In partnership with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, an event was held to mark World Environment Day, the results of last year’s Climate Change Conference (COP28) and preparations for COP29. The event, entitled «The Road from Dubai to Baku», focused on youth participation in addressing climate issues and challenges.

During the meeting, the speakers - Ahmed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Dimitriy Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, Gismet Gezalov, Azerbaijan Ambassador to Turkmenistan and Mahri Bashimova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan - emphasized the importance of working together to combat climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting presented the Roadmap for the 2024 Turkmenistan Youth Climate Change Conference, which provides a strategic framework for youth initiatives. LCOY participants shared their invaluable experiences gained during LCOY2023, the lessons they learned, and what they can do for future participation in global climate summits.

There are plans to continue exploring opportunities to enhance youth participation in decision-making processes at COP29 in Baku. The contribution of Turkmen youth to previous global climate conferences demonstrates their commitment to positive change and the creation of a sustainable future.