Environmental Performance Reviews: Turkmenistan

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) carries out Environmental Performance Reviews (EPR) in its member States that are not members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in order to improve their environmental management by recommending ways to achieve better policy implementation. This first EPR of Turkmenistan covers 13 issues related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management and protection of water resources, waste management, air pollution, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas, energy and climate change.



Waste management

Since its independence, Turkmenistan has paid increased attention to environmental management, including waste management, although important work is still necessary in order to ensure that waste management in Turkmenistan reaches international standards. Certain steps in that direction are being undertaken. For example, increased attention is given to the organization of reliable waste collection and materials recovery. Waste generation decreases in connection with industry modernization, and as international companies in the oil sector introduce new standards in relation to waste. Furthermore, territories within Turkmenistan have been cleared of toxic waste, mostly pesticides, by the State Concern TurkmenChemistry.


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