MUSCAT: The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Environment Authority (EA), will mark the Omani Environment Day on Sunday, observed every year on January 8, along with the private and civil society institutions; citizens and residents.
HE Dr Abdullah bin Ali al Amri, chairman of EA, told ONA that the sultanate has accomplished many achievements in the environmental field as a result of the programmes and initiatives that the authority has been working on, relying on the continuous planning and development with methodologies that were found to be helpful in enhancing the quality of environmental work and ensuring its sustainability.
The authority is working on various projects in environment protection, nature conservation and maintenance of air quality. EA is highly invested in the field of reuse and recycling, as well as in clean and green energy, in addition to carbon management projects and reducing the risks of climate change and global warming, leading to net zero emissions by 2050.
The EA chairman informed that governance, legislation and digital transformation, in addition to developing research and innovation and promoting environmental culture, directly contributed to the strengthening of Oman’s position globally.
“With this, the sultanate was able to raise its position in environmental performance index, while our ambition is to do better, still. This ambition will only be achieved through partnership with various governmental and private institutions and civil society.”
HE Amri said that Oman has recorded reassuring numbers that reflect the efforts made at the national level, as it ranked first in the Gulf and fourth in the Arab world in achieving the sustainable development goals.
The authority will hold a press conference on Sunday to review the development in the environmental sector in the year 2022.