The 26th session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for Environment (CAMRE) held its meeting in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 9-10 November 2014, along with the meeting of Arab Environment Ministers Council's Executive Board.
The meeting was preceded by the meeting of the Joint Commission on Environment and Development in the Arab World (JCEDAR) from 2-7 November 2014. PERSGA participated in the meeting of the JCEDAR and submitted a presentation about its activities in the member states along the cooperation with Arab league in all the technical committees in the field of environment. PERSGA delegate at the meeting made some interventions regarding technical issues on marine and coastal environment.
The Council of Ministers drafted resolutions to the Executive Board of the CAMRE, topped by environmental problems in Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Somalia and Libya. The recommendations of the meeting involves environmental and sustainable development issues, challenges of biodiversity, desertification, the Arab Union for Natural Protected Areas, the Montreal convention, Arab Award for Environment 2014, Arab Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the dealing with issues of climate change and Arab unified move at climate changes negotiations which is going to take place in Paris in 2014.
At the end of the meeting a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the Arab League (LAS) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was signed and was geared to meet the environmental opportunities and challenge in the Arab. UNEP and LAS agreed to reinforce cooperation and coordination in the planning and implementation of global and regional environmental programs in the region. The renewed cooperation will cover a wide range of activities, programs and projects in areas such as the green economy, post conflict assessments and recovery, climate change, water resources, biodiversity, sustainable consumption and production, and environmental governance.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden