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New one-stop Net Zero think-tank for Oman

The Oman Sustainability Centre has a comprehensive mandate to formulate strategies, policies and regulations in support of the nation’s carbon emission reduction goals.
The newly established Oman Sustainability Center, set up in accordance with the Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, has been tasked with spearheading the delivery of the Sultanate’s Net Zero strategy.

The centerpiece of that strategy is a solemn commitment by the Omani government
to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 – a target that also aligns with that of
the majority of advanced economies.

According to Eng. Faiza al Harthi, Head of Energy, Environment and Natural
Resources Priority Support at Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit,
the new facility will serve as a hub of the following four centres:

(1) Think-tank, Advisory and Follow-up Support Centre (2) Business Environment
Centre (3) Centre for Technological Advancement, Innovation & Scientific
Research, and (4) Net Zero Socioeconomic Centre. In delivering its mandate, the
Center will be supported by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman Vision
2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit, Environment Authority and the Civil Aviation
Authority (CAA).

“Its primary task is to ensure the implementation of the Net Zero national plan
in line with the follow-up methodology to achieve the objectives of Oman Vision
2040,” said Eng. Faiza. “I will also facilitate the obtainment of the necessary
approvals from the relevant decision-makers to achieve the targeted goals in a
timely manner,” she stated.

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