Dubai: UAE is participating in the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the 20th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which are being held simultaneously in Doha, Qatar.
UAE’s official delegation to the conference is headed by Minister of Environment and Water HE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd.
The minister said that the two conferences will discuss a number of pertinent issues related to the protection of the ozone layer from depletion.
The discussions will also focus on the replenishment of the multi-party fund allocated for financing project related to the elimination of substances that deplete the ozone layer for the period from 2009 to 2011.
Over 150 countries are participating in the conferences with official delegations. (WAM/AB)