COP14: Tajikistan joins other Central Asian countries to devise measures against drought, sand and dust storms


Dushanbe, Tajikistan During the UNCCD COP14, joint work with other countries of Central Asia to develop measures to prevent and mitigate droughts, as well as reduce sand and dust storms will be of particular importance to Tajikistan, ASIA-Plus news agency reports. 

According to experts, the natural environment of Tajikistan is particularly susceptible to anthropogenic influences. The slightest disturbance of the mountain ecosystems can lead to disastrous consequences. The most vulnerable are mountainous desert landscapes.

High risk of natural disasters and vulnerability to the effects of climate change pose a threat to sustainable development. Today, natural disasters continue to cause significant damage, undermine wealth and posing a threat to human security. At least ten per cent of the population lives on degraded lands. Disaster risk requires a broader and more people-centered proactive approaches.

Tajikistan is currently implementing the second phase of the Central Asian Land Management Initiative project ”(CACILM, Phase II), a regional project that includes six countries.  The aim of the project is to disseminate best practices in agricultural and land management in areas affected by degradation and drought.

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