UN and Gulf Co-operation Council join forces on environmental action

A partnership agreement has been signed between the UN and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) to address environmental issues facing GCC countries. It will support the implementation of four key […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

A partnership agreement has been signed between the UN and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) to address environmental issues facing GCC countries.

It will support the implementation of four key priority projects, including the development of standards for the collection and analysis of air quality data, assessment of the state of the environment and guidelines to safeguard coastal ecosystems.

GCC nations will contribute $1.34 million (£1m) towards this work over a four-year period.

Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment said: “Gulf Co-operation Council nations have long believed, rightly, that sustainable economic development can only take place when nature and natural resources are safeguarded.”

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