A press conference on the work done in 2022 took place at the Central Office of the Committee for Environmental Protection of Tajikistan. Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection Bakhodur Sheralizoda reported on the plans to protect glaciers, the press office of the Committee for Environmental Protection reported to CentralAsia.news.
He stated that the Meteorological Agency intends to initiate an inspection of all glaciers located on the territory of the Republic. The inspections will be conducted from April to June as part of the glacier protection programme for the period until 2030.
Monitoring efforts will focus the snow level, precipitation rate and disaster risks. The emphasis will be placed an inventory of glacial lakes that can burst out, leading to massive floods and debris flows.
In total, 13,000 large and small glaciers are located on the territory of Tajikistan. Over the past 40 years, over a thousand glaciers have melted and disappeared as the climate gets warmer.
Last December, the UN adopted the Resolution declaring 2025 the International Year of Glaciers Protection at the initiative of Tajikistan.