Turkmenistan implements several environmental programs in Caspian Sea
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 16
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A number of environmental programs are being implemented in Turkmenistan’s sector of the Caspian Sea, Trend reports on Aug. 16 referring to Neytralni Turkmenistan newspaper.
These programs are included in the Turkmen National Plan of Action for the Elimination of Oil Spills and the Protection of Coastal Waters from Pollution from Ships.
An interdepartmental commission on the Caspian Sea was established in Turkmenistan in 2007 to coordinate economic onshore and offshore activity in the country.
The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (the Tehran Convention) was ratified on a regional scale. The Convention became the first regional legal document that was supported by all the Caspian countries and provided the basis for joint resolution of various issues, including the state of coastal ecosystems.
Furthermore, a protocol on regional preparedness, response and cooperation in case of oil pollution incidents was adopted.
The Caspian Ecological Program was created upon the initiative of the Caspian countries in 1998.
The law "On Specially Protected Natural Territories", as well as the laws "On Fisheries and the Conservation of Aquatic Biological Resources", "On the Animal World", "On Nature Protection", "On Environmental Expertise", "On waste" and many others were amended and changed in Turkmenistan.