Oman’s sustainable development policies paying off: MECA

Muscat: The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) said revealed reasons why the Sultanate has been ranked highly for environmental sustainability by the World Economic Forum in its latest report this year.

This progress comes in the backdrop of the Sultanate’s emphasis on environmental laws and sustainability in the development of the travel and tourism industry, a statement by the ministry said.

Oman is ranked ninth globally in the implementation of environmental laws, 11th in the Toughness of Environmental Laws Index, 22nd for sustainable development in the travel and tourism sector.
Overall Oman’s ranking improved 109 to 57 in environmental sustainability.

“This progress is the result of the continuous work to develop the environmental sector in the Sultanate and strengthen it by the laws and regulations, where MECA is constantly studying the environmental situation and trying to amend the regulations as per the requirements.”

MECA has formed working groups to publish environmental data and statistics on the website and social networking sites and to ensure that they are continuously updated in coordination with the National Center for Statistics and Information.

Publishing and updating documented statistics is one of the most important ways to help the Sultanate improve its rankings in the competitiveness reports issued by various international organizations. A team has been set up in the ministry to follow up international reports.

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