Workshop on environment kicks off

5. Stockholm +50
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The first national workshop of the Stockholm +50 conference, organized by the Ministry of Environment and the UNDP with the support of the Swedish and Kenyan governments, kicked off Monday with a presentation on the history of the conference, highlighting Jordan’s position within the main themes of the conference, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The UNDP said in a statement that the series of national workshops bring together public and private institutions and civil society institutions from various sectors to provide clear-cut recommendations on national and sectoral priorities that promote concepts related to climate change and sustainable environment-friendly solutions at the Stockholm +50 conference, slated for June.

The June conference will mark the 50th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment, which involved creating a global vision that aims to preserve a healthy and prosperous planet, achieve a recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and expedite the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Jordan has taken several steps and showcased success stories since the Stockholm Conference in 1972 at the institutional, legal and technical levels, through promoting integration between the public and private sectors, civil society institutions, partners from international organizations, and donor countries to protect the environment, said Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment Mohammad Khashashna.

He said that the conference is an opportunity to promote national priorities that protect the environment and achieve sustainable development.

Swedish Ambassador Alexandra Rydmark underscored the top priority of the environment and climate change sectors for the Swedish government and the Swedish embassy in Jordan, noting that Stockholm +50 will speed up action to achieve the SDGs.

For her part, UNDP Resident Representative in Jordan Randa Aboul-Hosn said that Stockholm +50 is an incentive to take action towards a healthy and prosperous planet for everyone. Its success, she noted, will be measured by mobilizing collective action, partnerships and initiatives for nature-based solutions that are idea-oriented, discussions and dialogues during the upcoming international meeting with a focus on involving women, youth, and disadvantaged groups.

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