KUWAIT CITY, April 12, (KUNA): Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah said that Kuwait attaches great importance to the environmental file in consistency with international moves in this regard, pointing to its participation in the UN meetings on climate change on April 22.
The Supreme Council for the environment quoted in a statement issued last night Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, also Chairman of the Supreme Council for the environment, as saying that Kuwait participated in the climate change convention in Paris last year, where results of that meeting were fruitful, recalling what has been reached by the international community of understanding and agreement on heated environmental issues.
According to the statement, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said Kuwait is keen to follow up on climate change stemming from the noble Amiri guidance and deputization of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to represent the country and sign the agreement in the climate change meeting on April 22. He added that the international attention on this file reflected on Kuwait, which gives environmental issues international and global priorities, a matter that appeared so clear in its report on human rights. He praised the Environment Public Authority’s implementation of environmental law articles that are in the public interest and require hard work by all concerned parties.
For his part, Director General of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said in a similar speech that the EPA does not stand as an impediment to development but also contributes to the application of the sustainable development principle to provide a better environment for ourselves and future generations and to pursue the green economy in the country, with emphasis on diversifying the sources of income in line with the desire of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Sheikh Abdullah added that the Supreme Council for the Environment has limited the number of nature reserves in the country to 14, in addition to the competent authorities supervising them