On November 7, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Tajikistan Pavilion on the margins of COP 27. In his speech, Rahmon once again put forward a proposal to set up a Special International Fund for the Protection of Glaciers, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported to CentralAsia.news.
The President noted with satisfaction that in a short period the country has developed a number of strategic documents aimed at responding to the challenges of climate change. He stressed that Tajikistan is fulfilling its obligations to the international community, as illustrated by the adoption of the National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation until 2030, the Nationally Determined Contributions, the Fourth National Communication on Climate Change and the Biennial Report on Greenhouse Gases.
He reported on the steps taken by the Tajik side to stop glaciers melting. In this context, he noted that Tajikistan had proposed declaring 2025 as the International Year for the Protection of Glaciers and proclaiming a specific date as the World Day for the Protection of Glaciers.
In conclusion, the President expressed belief that the adoption of these and other similar initiatives will give a new impetus to adopt the necessary measures and implement global actions to protect glaciers.