Wednesday 22 May 2019

Joint Bahrain-EU environmental projects on the way

MANAMA, May 28, 2015

An increased number of joint environmental projects by Bahrain and the European Union (EU) is among recommendations to come out of the Bahrain Europe Environment Week (BEEW), which concludes today (May 28).

More co-operation between the government and private sectors to mitigate climate change was another, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

"This includes coastal resilience and sustainable coastal management to sea level rise, biodiversity conservation with benefits to sustainable development and increasing of eco-tourism initiatives, taking advantage of Bahrain's small island status," said Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) sustainable development and climate change head Nora Al Amer.

Other recommendations include a review of Bahrain's existing legislation and promoting new environmental legislation with the support of the EU, increasing research and development of renewable energy, multi-layered education and linking economic diversification with sustainable development through increased joint activities.

A joint co-ordination network has been suggested to follow-up on the recommendations.

BEEW started on Monday under the patronage of the SCE and was organised with support from the British Council in Bahrain, Alliance Francaise and the French, German and Italian Embassies.

"The recommendations are from the floor, from among the participants and experts, which will be forwarded to officials for further action," said Al Amer.

BEEW featured seminars and discussions at the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, in Juffair. - TradeArabia News Service

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