9/28/11 (AEIN) Chairman Talbak Salimov of the Tajik government's Committee for Environmental Protection spoke at a conference on environmental issues on Tuesday, according to Tajikistan's National Information Agency. He said that every country's impact on the environment affects not only its citizens but the rest of the world.
The Chairman also told participants that more than 35 percent of air pollution comes from the United States, China and Russia. He listed the average amounts of carbon dioxide produced by each individual in various countries, ranging from one ton in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to 43 tons in Qatar. Turkmenistan's citizens produce nine tons per year on average, while Americans generate twenty-five. Salimov also spoke about climate change and urged action to protect plants and animals from harm.
The conference will proceed on Wednesday. Tajikistan's National Information Agency reported on September 20th that the government had introduced a new environmental magazine "Nature Protection", available in three languages. Tajikistan is located in Central Asia, to the north of Afghanistan and bordering China.