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NATURAL RESOURCE ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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TRADE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

The Ministries of Environment, Health and Labour, Local Administration, Petroleum, Agriculture, Irrigation, Housing, Electricity, and Economy and the Central Bureau of Statistics are responsible for international cooperation and trade where Syria concentrates on the transfer of environmentally sound technology; and foreign trade and export commodities in the context of its environmental policies.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997

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CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

The Ministries of Environment, Health and Labour, Local Administration, Petroleum, Agriculture, Irrigation, Housing, Electricity, and Economy and the Central Bureau of Statistics are responsible for changing patterns of water and energy consumption and the protection of its resources by reducing waste generation and by making resources available for the poor.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997

 

FINANCING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

Environmentally beneficial cooperation has been built up between all sectors, and the Ministry of Environment is responsible for ensuring the participatory approach in both technical and economic terms.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

The annual strategy of the Ministry of the Environment is based on achieving sustainable development and support for all environmental conventions - bilateral, multilateral or global. 
One of the main objectives of the Government policies is the strengthening of the principles of sustainable development in different sectors of the society, especially with regard to the management of natural resources.

Status

The improvement of environmental quality in Syria has been ensured through the application of the EIA process in all kinds of activities. 

Cooperation

Assistance has been received from the European Union to build the capacity of the regional directorates, and a national strategy and a national action plan are under preparation to ensure sustainable development in Syria.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997

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TECHNOLOGY

Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology

Cooperation

Links do not exist yet, but initial steps have been taken by establishing a Regional Center for Clean Production with MAP in Barcelona. National standards have been specified for air and water and industrial water pollution, and now there is cooperation with the International Academy, Geneva, to introduce the ISO 14000 series.

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997

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Biotechnology

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies

A number of institutions participate in biotechnology activities including the Ministry of Education, Higher Education; Scientific Research Center; Environmental Research Center; Industry; Information; Environment; Public organizations, and the Atomic Energy Commission.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

Syria concentrates on the following issues under this topic:

This information is based on Syria's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997

Click here to link to the Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS), a service of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which monitors global developments in regulatory issues in biotechnology.
Click here to go to the Web Site of UNEP's International Register on Biosafety.
Click here for the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Biosafety WebPages

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INDUSTRY

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TRANSPORT

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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