nCa Special Feature on World Earth Day Without air and water – absolutely essential for sustaining life – our planet will be no different from the other billions of planets orbiting around millions of stars. Unfortunately, we mostly take the air for granted. Let’s get right to the heart of the matter —– According to […]
UNDP continues dialogue on the role of the private sector in the development of the national adaptation planning process in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, 27 February 2023: Within the framework of the project “Development of the National Adaptation Planning Process in Turkmenistan” implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, a second working meeting was held […]
UNDP/IOM Workshop on Climate Change: thermal islands and climate refugees
Recently, the UNDP and IOM in Turkmenistan held a seminar on “Climate change: risks, assessment, planning”, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reports. The seminar was organized within the framework of the joint consulting project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and the UNDP and the Green Climate Fund “Development of the national adaptation planning […]
The world is burning. We need a renewables revolution.
The only true path to energy security, stable power prices, prosperity and a livable planet lies in abandoning polluting fossil fuels and accelerating the renewables-based energy transition. By António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations Nero was famously accused of fiddling while Rome burned. Today, some leaders are doing worse. They are throwing fuel on […]
Now is the time to speed up the transition to cleaner energy sources
John Hamilton, Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy in Turkmenistan We are at a critical moment for the future of our planet. Temperatures are rising, storms are raging and crops are failing across the world. Thus, accelerating the global energy sector’s shift from oil, natural gas and coal production and consumption to renewable energy sources like wind […]
Is Asia and the Pacific ready for the global climate stage?
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana As the leaders of Asia and the Pacific prepare to head to Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), they can be sure that our region will be in the spotlight: many of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change are located here; […]
Can Uzbekistan adapt to the consequences of global climate change?
“Global climate change is one of the most serious challenges of our times. It is also becoming a significant obstacle to sustainable development”, – said Marat Aitov, Head of department of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan in an analytical note “Can Uzbekistan adapt to the consequences of global […]
Global crisis – why does it concern all of us?
Tamir Shakirov On 24 July 2021, at 15:00 GMT, the international online conference “Global Crisis. This already affects everyone” was broadcasted on thousands of international media channels and platforms with simultaneous translation into 72 languages of the world. It was held by volunteers from all over the world on the platform of the International Public […]
Adoption of the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change
The National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change has been adopted and presently serves as the main national document on the implementation of activities in the area of climate change. The National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change reflects the national viewpoint of the issues related to the climate change and acts as a basis […]
Summit delivers major step up in national ambition and private sector action on pathway to key 2020 climate deadline
As recognition mounts that time is running out, youth leaders warn: ‘we will be watching’ NEW YORK, 23 September (UN Information Service) – Major announcements by government and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly […]
Youth leaders vow continued pressure on governments and business for urgent action to address climate emergency at UN Youth Climate Summit
Following massive rallies around the world for climate action, young people highlight plans to mobilize and accelerate action New York, 21 September—A day after thousands of young people marched and rallied for urgent climate action, young leaders brought their message to the United Nations for the Youth Climate Summit, the opening salvo of the three […]
In the face of worsening climate crisis, UN Summit delivers new pathways and practical actions to shift global response into higher gear
Summit convened by UN Secretary-General demonstrates surge of engagement to reduce emissions and protect people against increasing impacts of climate change Leaders from government, business, and civil society today are to announce potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York. As carbon pollution, temperatures, and […]
Confronting the new climate reality in Asia and the Pacific
Kaveh Zahedi In less than ten days world leaders will be gathering at the United Nations in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal is simple; to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency. For many this means ambition and action that enables countries to decarbonize their […]
Climate Change and Water Cooperation in Central Asia – Shared challenges, joint strategy
nCa Report Ashgabat, 6 June 2017 (nCa) — It is ruthlessly impartial. When treated with respect and responsibility, it rewards you handsomely. Neglected and abused, it punishes you vehemently. It doesn’t recognize political boundaries. It has the power to decide whether this planet will remain able to sustain human life. —– It is ENVIRONMENT. * […]