Video Interview: Sulton Rahimzoda

Climate Change, and the Road from Glasgow to Dushanbe, Tajikistan

18 Nov 2021 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Glasgow, Scotland

Special Envoy, Tajikistan
Sulton Rahimzoda

COP26 - Special Envoy Of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the High-Level Panel on Water and Climate Talks to "The Water Diplomat' / OOSKAnews

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In 2018 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on the “Midterm comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’ 2018-2028”. The Government of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will co-host this landmark Conference in 2023, in New York.

Meantime, an upcoming conference on water for sustainable decade in Dushanbe in June next year is regarded as an important milestone in the run up to the 2023 occasion.

In this VIDEO INTERVIEW at COP26 in Glasgow, Sulton Rahimzoda, Special Envoy Of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the High-Level Panel on Water and Climate, talks to David Duncan, Publisher, "The Water Diplomat" / OOSKAnews.

The Special Envoy discusses:

Implementation of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’ 2018-2028”

The importance of COP26 to water; and water-thinking in the global climate change discourse

The road from Glasgow to Dushanbe to New York

What the governments of Tajikistan and Hungary hope to achieve with a new initiative, announced at this COP, to  bring the water and climate agendas closer together.

Tajikistan's advocacy of creation of a fund for the protection of key global glaciers.

Tajikistan's role in the process towards international agreement on the protection of the Aral Sea...lessons to be learned for water diplomacy globally.

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