(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) participated in the extraordinary session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for Environment Affairs and also in the experts-level preparatory meetings held in Egypt recently.
H E Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs and president of the current session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for Environment Affairs chaired the meeting.
In his statement, H E Toobi said that this meeting complements the current action taken by the Arab world and follows the periodic meetings, the last of which was held on November 7, 2013 at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. He added that these meetings will help in achieving sustainable development goals in the Arab world and establish an integrated approach in which environmental issues become top priority.
The agenda of the meeting included several topics concerning the environment, the most important being preparations of the Economic and Social Council on Sustainable Development and the institutional framework for sustainable development which calls on member states to establish a framework at the national level on related issues.
The meeting also discussed preparations for the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme, to be held in Nairobi from June 23 to 27. The meeting adopted the draft resolutions filed by experts and taken appropriate decisions to face emerging environmental challenges.