Opening ceremony of the Pavilion of the Republic of Tajikistan in the framework of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
November 7 of this year, in order to present the global initiatives of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, dear Emomali Rahmon on climate change, the protection of glaciers and water resources, including the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018- 2028" and the announcement of 2025 as the "International Year for the Protection of Glaciers", as well as drawing the attention of the international community to the country's high vulnerability to the effects of climate change and attracting additional investment to adapt key sectors of the country's economy to climate change, by the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with development partners, a pavilion of the Republic of Tajikistan was organized on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the opening ceremony of which was held with the participation and speech of the President of the country, Emomali Rahmon, Mr. Yannick Glemarek, Director of the Green Climate Fund, Mr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization and Mr. Alvaro Lario, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
It should be noted that the national pavilion was organized within the framework of this conference for the first time since the independence of the republic.
In the national pavilion, together with the relevant ministries and departments, international organizations, additional events, and international conferences are held on priority national topics and related to the theme of the conference.
As part of his speech, the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, at the opening ceremony of the National Pavilion of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, made the following proposal:
• Continue the implementation of adaptation measures through the implementation of national and international projects based on the "National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change of the Republic of Tajikistan for the period until 2030", "National Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan until 2030" and "Medium-Term Development Program of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2020-2025 years."
• Reducing greenhouse gas emissions based on the revised Nationally Determined Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions and planning to achieve a strong target of 60 to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels to 2030, which is 21.32-24.87 Mt equivalent CO₂. In the case of international financial support, technology transfer, and technical cooperation, the Republic of Tajikistan can achieve emissions from 50 to 60% of the 1990 level, which by 2030 could be from 17.76 to 21.32 million tons of CO₂ equivalent.
• The initiative of the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, to declare 2025 the “International Year for the Protection of Glaciers” and determine the date of the “World Day for the Protection of Glaciers”. Also, the creation of a special international fund for the protection of glaciers.
• Expanding cooperation with the Green Climate Fund in the development and implementation of green economy projects.
It should be noted that at the opening ceremony of the pavilion of the Republic of Tajikistan under the framework of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention were also invited representatives of the Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, representatives of the United Nations, the World Meteorological Organization, Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility, Adaptation Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, UNESCO, United States Agency for International Development, European Commission for the Environment, as well as representatives of the countries of Central Asia.