Muscat: “During the current quarter of 2023 Oman will be launching its own stations to monitor air pollution level,” said His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Omari, Head of the Environment Authority on Monday in an exclusive statement to Al Shabiba – sister news corporation of Times of Oman.

Pointing out that there is a system to monitor air pollutants in the various governorates, Dr. Abdullah Al Omari added "It will be linked with a control room and an operations room that operates around the clock and throughout the minutes and seconds at the authority's headquarters."

Zero Neutrality by 2050

Speaking exclusively to Al Shabiba on the side-lines of ‘The Oman Environmental Sustainability Conference,’ Dr. Abdullah Al Omari remarked “The Sultanate has recently launched a road map towards a green economy, as well as completed the environmental policy for the energy sector, in addition to its national plans for zero neutrality by 2050, and all these efforts aim to reduce the effects of climate change, whether in adaptation or mitigation."

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Omari, Head of the Environment Authority speaking at the conference on Monday.

He also added, "The Sultanate of Oman paid very early attention to the adaptation issue, and made a lot of efforts, whether in establishing protection dams or feeding dams, as well as fish farming projects or through modern agriculture, in addition to the efforts that have been made in waste management in a modern way."

Marine Life Protection

The three-day-long conference is first of its kind in Oman and includes many activities focused on dealing with the challenges of air pollution and climate change.

Stressing on the environmental initiatives being undertaken, His Excellency stated, "There are a lot of legislation and procedures that have been enacted. Most important is the reduction of the use of single-consumer plastic bags, and the protection of biodiversity in various environments, in addition to a lot of efforts in monitoring and protecting systems." He reiterated, “Whether in the marine or terrestrial environment, as well as air quality to always be in accordance with national and international standards.”

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By: Times News Service