Environment Authority Chairman calls for urgent action on climate change

Oman Wednesday 10/July/2024 19:12 PM
By: Times News Service
Environment Authority Chairman calls for urgent action on climate change

Muscat: Represented by the Environment Authority, the Sultanate of Oman will host Climate Week from 24 to 27 February 2025, with the aim of uniting the world in supporting climate action and focusing on the Sultanate of Oman’s commitment to a zero-emission future.

The event assumes significance from global focus on mitigating climate change and on renewable energy as an alternative source to combat global warming.

The Climate Week, scheduled to be hosted by the Sultanate of Oman for the first time, comprises a set of activities that affirm moves to achieve a “result that is compatible with 1.5 degrees Celsius ceiling by 2025”, which was agreed upon at the COP29 climate conference. The event will focus on cooperation between governments and other sectors to diminish the impact of climate change.

In this context, Dr. Abdullah Ali Al Amri, Chairman of the Environment Authority, stressed the need for urgent climate action. He said that the situation calls for expanding investments that address climate change (urgent measures to fund related projects and adaptation to climate impacts), by reducing emissions, phasing out coal as a source of energy, setting a price on carbon, developing climate technologies and ensuring smooth transition to renewable energy.

In its drive to address climate change, Oman is focusing on transition to renewable energy and implementing an action plan to expand solutions for achieving decarbonisation, notably through the execution of “Oman Vision 2040” and the national strategy on adapting to climate change.

Oman Climate Week constitutes a podium where global industrial leaders, policymakers and innovators showcase progress that they accomplished, collaborate, exchange ideas on climate change mitigation measures and explore opportunities in the Sultanate of Oman and the MENA region.