Bahrain addresses the risks of climate change with national strategies achieving sustainability and zero neutrality

Manama, June 4 (USA) Under the slogan “We own only one country”, the Kingdom of Bahrain joins the countries of the world in celebrating the golden anniversary of the United Nations, which is celebrated on the fifth of each year. World Environment Day declared.

The world regards this year’s 2022 slogan as a call to reconcile with nature by highlighting the urgent need to live in harmony and sustainability with nature by making radical transformational changes to adopt more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyles .

In terms of its first launch half a century ago in the Swedish capital Stockholm, World Environment Day returns to the city itself, bringing with it strong privacy stemming from the challenges, environmental crises and severe climate change the planet is facing, as these challenges and risks require governments to take it seriously and urgently To avoid catastrophic climate effects due to the rising rise in carbon emissions indicators.

Since the United Nations announced the Millennium Development Goals, the Kingdom of Bahrain has been eager to adopt international visions in this area in line with its national development plans and policies. The support and care it provides for the right to a safe and healthy environment, especially with the challenges of climate change and the emergence of new environmental problems.

In this regard, the Kingdom has launched a package of national initiatives and development strategies that bring about sustainability in addition to its previous legislative and regulatory measures and measures to reduce environmental pollution, as well as its ratification of many agreements, treaties and protocols relating to protection. of the environment and the achievement of sustainable development.

As part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s commitment to work with its regional and international partners to reduce global environmental pollution, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, announced in October 2020 that Bahrain seeks “zero neutrality” of carbon emissions by the year 2060 AD, during its participation in the summit of the Green Middle East Initiative, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Sisterhood of Saudi Arabia.

In the same period, the sister kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced its quest to achieve zero neutrality by the year 2060 AD, as well as the sister United Arab Emirates, which set the beginning of 2050 AD to raise the level of zero carbon emissions reach.

These Gulf promises to achieve zero neutrality in the future were welcomed with great international support, especially during the work of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, held last November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, where observers, specialists and seniors industry experts have described it. as “brave, courageous and inspiring” promises to the rest of the countries.The other major industrialized countries, especially as the Gulf Arab states represent the main source of energy in the world and make relentless efforts to diversify and develop energy sources within their economies through the shift in the field of energy production to the adoption of “hydrogen production” technology as an effective and safe framework for reducing the level of emissions And carbon pollutants with the possibility of being recycled, used and then safely and easily disposed of.

Bahrain has also worked on the adoption and implementation of green urban initiatives in support of efforts to achieve sustainable development and economic growth, which has been achieved on the ground through the adoption of the Bahraini Supreme Council for the Environment, the implementation of projects of the “Bahrain Green Information “. and Communication Technology “initiative in partnership and collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) and the Global Green Economy Organization of green information and communication technology by using best practices to rationalize electrical energy consumption, reduce the carbon footprint in work environments, diversify energy sources in an effort to conserve the environment and raise awareness of the economy and green technologies and their role in the achieving sustainable development.

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the National Action Charter in its articles guaranteed the right to protect the environment and to strike a balance between developmental requirements and social and economic aspects. The relevant laws and legislation were enacted successively, and government agencies and committees was formed to develop social, economic and environmental sustainability programs, policies and strategies, while government institutions were structured to implement Sustainability Policies and Strategies, in addition to the Kingdom’s issuance of its national reports on the regular follow-up of progress. of the Millennium Development Goals, the last of which was issued in 2015.

In this context, the Supreme Council for the Environment has undertaken the task of compiling the chapters on the seven environmental objectives from the international list of sustainable development objectives and including them in the “first national voluntary report on sustainable development objectives in Bahrain” in collaboration with the Information and e-Government Authority and under the supervision of the National Information Committee.

The report provided an integrated inventory of relevant national data and indicators and the Kingdom’s efforts and achievements to achieve sustainable development in its comprehensive sense. During its inauguration at the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s High Political Forum meeting in New York in 2018, the report received wide international praise as it succeeded in presenting Bahrain as a global model that the international community serves in achieving the sustainable development goals, with its inspiring success stories, national experiences, promising competencies and tangible achievements.In this vital and important field.

In a fast-growing and ever-evolving world, all the peoples and governments of the world must work together to conserve the resources and resources of this planet. We really have “only one country to live in health, peace and sustainability.”

MFQ / NA

Wed 1826 GMT 04/06/2022

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