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Continued support to Tajikistan to improve air quality

As a result of integrated air pollution management strategies developed under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention), air quality has improved in the region over the past few decades. However, progress has also been uneven as the increase in energy production, industry growth and urban development have raised emissions in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

UNECE has therefore been assisting countries in the subregion to develop better emission inventories with a view to facilitating their ratification and/or implementation of the Air Convention and its key protocols. Following a workshop for this purpose in Tajikistan in 2017, UNECE organized a follow-up workshop in Dushanbe this week (9-11 July 2018).   

The workshop aimed to improve the skills of national experts in developing national emission inventories in accordance with the requirements of the Convention. The workshop focused on the practical work with the country’s national data in relation to its priority activity sectors.

For more information on capacity-building under the UNECE Air Convention, please visit: http://www.unece.org/environmental-policy/conventions/envlrtapwelcome/capacity-building.html.