Turkmenistan expressed support for the new initiative on the Global Methane Commitment

Turkmenistan’s President Serdar Berdimuhamedov said that Turkmenistan will join the Global Methane Pledge at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai. This was reported by Turkmenistan’s official media.

The leader said Turkmenistan supports a new plan to reduce methane gas at a United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow. Serdar Berdimuhamedov also said he wants to carefully study the document and help make it happen.

“Today, from this high tribune, Turkmenistan officially declares its accession to the Global Methane Pledge”, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasised in his speech.

The leader of Turkmenistan said that the country will keep working with other countries and organizations on current projects and programs. These plans help make it easier to follow the rules in the Global Methane Pledge.

The Global Methane Pledge is a plan where countries promise to cut back on the amount of methane gas they release into the air. They aim to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030, compared to how much they were releasing in 2020. Methane is a gas that traps a lot of heat in the air. It is the second most common greenhouse gas and it keeps 80 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

compiled by Halyl ALLABERDIYEV,
student of the Institute of International Relations
of the MFA of Turkmenistan.


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