ABOUT THIS REPORT
|This report is the collection of vital maps
and graphics on climate change to support development of National Action Plan of the RT on
climate change. Currently, National Action Plan is in the process of preparation by
national experts from scientific and international organizations.
The report covers the most important issues of climate change including, on the climatic system and environment and its changes over the past years, anthropogenic impact on climate change, the vulnerability of natural resources, economy and public health to climate change as well as response measures on climate change. Other valuable information and Internet links are included onto CD.
The report contains graphical information on climate change. Up to 150 maps and graphics are given in this report. Summarized textual information, which covers many climate change issues, explains vital graphics.
This report provides objective graphical and textual information on which to base climate change policies that will meet the Objective of the FCCC, expressed in Article 2, of stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
This report was compiled in the first half of 2002, by 70 Lead Authors and editorial board. In addition, 10 reviewers submitted valuable suggestions for improvement. All the comments received were carefully analyzed and assimilated into a revised report. Strenuous efforts have also been made to maximize the ease of utility of the report.
Success in producing this report has depended first and foremost on the knowledge, enthusiasm and co-operation of many hundreds of experts and consultants in Tajikistan and worldwide, in many related but different disciplines. We would like to express our gratitude to all the national experts, Lead Authors, Review editors, national and international consultants. These individuals have devoted enormous time and effort to produce this report and we are extremely grateful for their commitment to this process.
We are pleased to note the continuing efforts made by colleagues from UNEP/GRID-Arendal, UNDP Regional Bureau in Slovakia, UNDP Tajikistan, National Communication Support Programme GEF-UNDP and UNFCCC. We are also grateful to the governments of Russian Federation and Azerbaijan who have supported their scientists’ participation in the research of such new course for Tajikistan as global climate change.
We wish to express our appreciation to the government of the Republic of Tajikistan, GEF, UNEP/GRID Arendal and UNDP for providing technical guidance and funding for development of this report.
The report is available in three languages: Russian, English and Tajik. Pictures are provided by: Abdusalyamov I., Yablokov A., Safarov N., Madaminov A., Kayumov A. Others pictures are taken from the Internet.
To obtain copy of this report, please contact National Focal Point on Climate Change or download it from www.grida.no.
References to this report should be made as “Tajikistan 2002: Vital maps and graphics on climate change. Electronic version. Tajik Met Service, Dushanbe 2002”. This report may not be translated or copied in whole or in part without the written permission of Tajik Government, except for brief excerpts in connection with review or analysis.