HE Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, signed a five-year strategic cooperation agreement with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The agreement aims to build capacities at both the institutional and human resource levels in the environment sector in Saudi Arabia to promote cooperation in the protection of the environment and natural resources in the Kingdom, which fits within the framework of Vision 2030, the Ministry said.
The Ministry pointed out that the agreement also aims to provide high-level experts in the field of environment, including environmental regulations and standards, environmental law, air quality management, groundwater, non-conventional water management, chemicals management, soil health, pastures, forests, climate change adaptation, and waste), and provide training to Saudi specialists in the Ministry by working with those experts and sending them for training workshops abroad, in addition to building the capacity of the Ministry cadres working in in projects implemented by Program, as well as providing environmental consultancy.
The technical assessment of the initiatives under implementation relevant to the National Environment Strategy and the Saudi Vision 2030 is one of the objectives of this agreement, the Ministry said.