Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Sept. 17 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan has offered the UN new forms of cooperation in the ecology field, the Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary reported.
At the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Turkmenistan is to likely to focus on problems related to climate change, environmental management, water resources and desertification.
Ashgabat plans to offer establishing the UN Interregional Center to address issues related to global climate change from the UN high tribune in New York.
Ashgabat plays an active role in regional environmental cooperation, as a part to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea and Framework Convention on Environment for Sustainable Development of Central Asia, the report reads.
"Turkmenistan's new initiatives also aimed at that the Central Asia and Caspian countries showed the world an example of fruitful cooperation. Theretofore, it is important to further continue the important work on the preservation of natural well-being," the Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary reported.
Turkmenistan has earlier ratified a number of environmental conventions: the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal and the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters.
Turkmenistan, implementing these important international instruments in the national legislation, also views their importance for the harmonization of international law with its natural interests in this field.