The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE)’s CEO Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Bin Dainah, and Regional Director and Representative of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in West Asia Sami Dimassi, signed Institutional Support Agreement Phase 10.
The agreement aims to help non-industrialized countries in accordance with The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer requirements.
It came within the UNEP framework to provide technical and financial support to enable the non-industrialized countries to fulfill their obligations, including submitting annual reports on quantities, imported and used refrigerants and ozone-depleting chemicals, and implementing an advanced licensed system aimed to tighten control over the import of substances that deplete the ozone layer.
The UNEP Director described the Montreal Protocol as one of the most successful environmental treaties in history with 198 international parties, and succeeded in phasing out more than 99% of ozone-depleting substances.
He also affirmed the efforts made to strengthen the existing partnership between the UNEP and Bahrain, to ensure the sustainability of the system, implement the protocol, and provide environmentally friendly alternatives in all sectors.
Dr. Bin Dainah stressed Bahrain’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with the UNEP throughout the past three decades in various environmental fields, including the file of protecting the ozone layer and reducing depleting substances.