Today, the ministers responsible for environmental affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries held their twenty-third meeting, via video conference, with the participation of the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf.
During the meeting, the participants expressed their thanks and gratitude to their Majesties and Highnesses, the leaders of the GCC states for the great support they give to the march of the Gulf Cooperation Council, especially in the field of environment. They also thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Highness the Crown Prince, for launching the Kingdom of the two Saudi initiatives. Green and the green Middle East, which will contribute to reducing the repercussions of the phenomenon of climate change, combating desertification and improving air quality and the beauty of nature in the Kingdom and the Middle East. The ministers responsible for the environment in the Gulf countries also supported the request of the United Arab Emirates to host the work of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention The Framework for Climate Change “COP 28” in Abu Dhabi during 2023.
During the meeting, the ministers discussed the procedures for implementing the decisions of the Supreme Council related to the environmental trends of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council 2020, the efforts of the GCC countries in facing the Covid-19 pandemic, the implementation of the strategic plan of the Committee of Ministers Responsible for Environmental Affairs, and developments regarding the launch of the second version of the Gulf Environmental Portal, in addition to developments The progress of work in the projects of the green Gulf initiative, the agreement to preserve wildlife and its natural habitats in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and international agreements concerned with the environment, and discussing the implementation of cooperation projects with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Morocco in the environmental field.