Azerbaijan discusses environmental issues on its liberated lands

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The Azerbaijani working group on environmental issues of the Interdepartmental Center under the Coordination Headquarters, created to centrally solve problems in the territories of the country liberated from Armenian occupation, held a regular meeting, reports News.Az.

Representatives of relevant state structures and members of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) expert group, who are visiting Azerbaijan, participated in the meeting.

The objectives of the visit of the UNEP group are to carry out an assessment mission to support the process of ecological restoration of the liberated territories, to study the plans of the Azerbaijani government for the restoration of ecosystems in the territories affected by the conflict of the Karabakh, identify areas for UNEP support and collect information directly from sources related to ecological restoration needs.

During the meeting, the members of the working group made a comparative assessment of the current situation regarding forest resources, fauna and flora, specially protected natural areas, water resources, mineral deposits, soils in the territories liberated with the period of concern.

Furthermore, the working group was informed of agricultural works, including works on degraded lands, implemented in the liberated territories.

Presentations were made on the “smart village” project, the “Green Energy Zone Concept”, and the monitoring of the liberated territories from satellite images, and the films were screened.

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources also organized a visit of the expert group to the economic regions of Karabakh and Eastern Zangazur, including the cities of Aghdam, Jabrayil, Zangilan, Shusha, the villages of Aghali, Vanadli, Sarigishlag and Shafibayli (Zangilan district), the villages of Ishigli, Dovlatyarly and Gajar (Fuzuli district), as well as the settlements of Hadrut and Sugovushan.

During the visit, the consequences of environmental crimes committed by Armenia in the previously occupied territories were visually demonstrated to the participants of the assessment mission.

News.Az

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