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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sudan Calls for Swift Response to Climate Change Impacts on Marine Environment

Khartoum - The meeting of Cabinet Ministerial Committee kicks off in Jordon's capital Oman on preserving the Mediterranean and Gulf of Aden environment

Sudanese Minister for environment Abdul-Gadir Hillal said the meeting drew the participation by environment ministers in the region, adding that the vent comes in support of a protocol on protecting marine environment the cabinet endorsed last week.
He noted that the ministerial committee at its meeting this morning debated efforts to implement projects aimed at handling climate change and marine environment management in addition to regional information systems.
The minister said that the conferees were agreed on the need to concert efforts and national visions for protecting the environment in face of climate challenges and cooperation among the countries of the region in aid of preserving the regional environment.
The minister called upon the members to establish a network for natural reserve and coordinate on issues related to regions of environmental importance, especially habitats of rare species, especially during species reproduction seasons, in addition to species subject to extinction.
Hilal highlighted the importance of environmental observation records in the countries of the region in favor of carrying through joint projects and personnel capacity building to that end.
For his part, Omar Mustafa, the Sudanese Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment assured that Sudan will continue to see to it that all international protocols on environment are translated into actions.
The Minister of Environment, Abdul-Gadir Hilal further accentuated the need for countering the risks of climate change and taking potential negative impacts into serious considerations if sustainable development is to be secured.
He called for collective programs to raise public awareness of risks to the environment.