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Environmental Sustainability meet begins with focus on climate change

Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham bin Tarik al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, inaugurated the first edition of the Oman Environmental Sustainability Conference on Sunday.


In his speech, the chairman of the Environment Authority and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference said: “The conference stresses the importance of scientific research and its effective role in reaching effective solutions to address various issues and challenges."


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The President of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) affirmed that the Sultanate of Oman is keen to continue cooperation with the rest of the member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization to overcome all future challenges in the international civil aviation sector to reach harmonious methods between countries to enhance aviation security in general.


The main objectives of this conference are to discuss integrated management, international best practices and experiences, environmental legislation, and mathematical models in the field of air quality and climate change.


Around 400 participants from 25 countries are taking part in the conference, in addition to about 100 participants in the youth Ecothon, accompanying the conference.


The representative of the United Nations Environment Program and regional director of the organization's West Asia office called for taking special measures on pollution and climate, including realistic commitments, procedures, and strategies to reach zero emissions.


Dr. Ali Abu Sunna, CEO of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, said the issue of climate change has become one of the most important issues affecting all human activities, which has made it one of the challenges facing achieving sustainable development, not only in developing but also in developed countries.


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