Turkmenistan intends to become a member of the Global Green Growth Institute

Turkmenistan intends to become a member of the Global Green Growth Institute

In Ashgabat, the leaders of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea agreed to expand cooperation between countries, in addition to traditional areas, in such relatively new areas for bilateral interaction as health, ICT and environmental protection.

President Moon welcomed the intention of Turkmenistan to become a member of the Global Green Growth Institute and said about its readiness to share the experience and technologies of his country in creating sustainable forests and solving water issues.

This topic is also mentioned in one of the paragraphs of the Joint Statement signed by the heads of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea at the end of the negotiations. In particular, the parties agreed to develop cooperation in the field of forestry, recognized the importance of mutual exchanges and cooperation for expanding forest area, preventing desertification, sustainable forest management and strengthening biodiversity.

The decision of Turkmenistan to become a member of a Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute was voiced by President Berdimuhamedov today during the Turkmen-Korean talks.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international organization established in 2012. The organization aims to promote green growth, a growth paradigm that is characterized by a balance of economic growth and environmental sustainability. GGGI provides research and stakeholder engagement for green growth plans, especially in developing countries, aiming to replace the more typical paradigm based on industrial development.Currently, GGGI is implementing 54 projects in more than 30 countries of the world.

The Republic of Korea has started the implementation of the Green Growth Strategy in 2008. In the new millennium, our Far Eastern partner has become the world leader in the transition to a green economy. The country of morning freshness tries to live up to its name in everything – from respect for nature to life in the modern metropolis.