Issues of strengthening international cooperation in the field of glacier conservation discussed
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov took part in a high-level meeting on the topic: "The melting cryosphere: threats to groundwater conservation and water management", organized at the initiative of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
The event discussed issues of strengthening international cooperation in the field of glacier conservation. Ways to intensify joint work on the introduction of innovative methods in the field of rational use and management of water resources were considered.
Vladimir Norov informed the meeting participants in detail about the ongoing work in Uzbekistan to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Particular attention was paid to the initiative of Uzbekistan to establish the SCO Climate Council, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of cooperation in promoting climate adaptation projects, combating desertification and land degradation.
Vladimir Norov also dwelled on the Aral Sea problems. The specific results of measures initiated by the head of Uzbekistan to create protective green spaces on the drained bottom of the Aral Sea, as well as to turn the Aral Sea region into a zone of environmental innovations and technologies, were reported.
The participants were invited to the First Aral Sea Forum in Nukus this year. The importance of financial support for the activities of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region was also noted.