The UN is ready to help Turkmenistan in the development of "green" technologies

The UN is ready to help Turkmenistan in the development of "green" technologies

The United Nations and its Environment Programme (UNEP) are ready to assist Turkmenistan in the development of "green" technologies and provide access to all scientific data relevant in the current period of the global energy transition.

Dmitry Shlapachenko, the UN Permanent Coordinator in Turkmenistan, said this in an interview with ORIENT on the sidelines of the international scientific conference "Environmental Aspects of Hydrocarbon Resources Extraction" in Ashgabat.

– We believe that there are technologies through which Turkmenistan can significantly reduce methane emissions. According to our data, if they are put into effect, emissions will be reduced by 75%, which is a lot. Therefore, today it is important for us that constructive work between the UN and Turkmenistan continues," Shlapachenko said.

The UN structures agree that official Ashgabat has put issues related to methane emissions on a priority level and will fight them, the diplomat noted.

Referring to the organization of the current environmental conference in Ashgabat, Shlapachenko stressed that it was held at a high level and was successful.

– The holding of this event indicates that Turkmenistan is working very openly with the UN and other international partners on environmental issues in general, and methane emissions in particular.

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