Nukus hosted an international conference under the auspices of the UN on “Aral Sea Region – Zone of Environmental Innovations and Technologies”.
More than 200 participants of the conference – representatives of diplomatic corps of foreign countries, international environmental organizations, experts in the field got acquainted with exhibitions on the consequences of the Aral Sea disaster, and projects for their elimination.
At the international conference, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ochilboy Ramatov read out the message of the President of the country to the participants of the conference.
A video message from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the participants of the conference was shown.
The main goal of the conference is to develop measures on creating conditions for attracting foreign investment in development and implementation of environmentally friendly technologies, the comprehensive implementation of the green economy principles, the development of ecotourism, the introduction of environmentally friendly energy and water saving technologies, technologies that ensure food security, prevent desertification and development of environmental migration.
At the conference, a presentation and discussion of the draft concept on three initiatives of the President was held. They are the organization of the zone of environmental innovations and technologies in the Aral Sea region, the adoption of a special resolution of the UN General Assembly on declaring the Aral Sea region a zone of environmental innovations and technologies, as well as the regional program for the rational use of Central Asian water resources.
Within the framework of the conference, meetings were organized in the areas of creating conditions for attracting foreign investments in development and implementation of environmentally friendly technologies, the comprehensive implementation of the principles of the green economy, environmentally friendly energy and water saving technologies, eliminating the continuation of desertification and environmental migration, and the development of ecotourism.