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.



Environmental monitoring, information, public participation and education

Over the past two decades, Turkmenistan has managed to maintain its observation network for assessment of environmental pollution and its impact on air, water and soil quality, and biodiversity. Nevertheless, there remains a need to strengthen environmental monitoring, and many further actions are required. Among these actions are further improving data management and information-sharing to strengthen evidence-based decision-making, modernizing technical equipment to enhance monitoring capacity, and providing the general public with free access to environmental information in order to raise public awareness and encourage a conscientious approach to environmental problems.


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