Minister Dimov at the UN: Let us look for working solutions against pollution

05 Dec, 2017 | 13:18

"The guarantee of success in the fight against pollution is to work together for effective and result-oriented solutions." This was announced by the Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov to the delegates of the third session of the UN Environment Assembly. The session was held under the motto "To a Pollution-Free Planet" in the seat of the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya, during the period of 4th to 6th December 2017.

Minister Dimov made a statement during the high-level meeting in which he presented the government's commitment to improving air quality. One of the main events of the upcoming Bulgarian presidency of the EU Council in the environmental sector will be the 21st European Forum "Eco-Innovations for Air Quality" (5-6 February 2018, Sofia), organized jointly with the European Commission, the minister said.

The EU and its Member States expect the Assembly to adopt an ambitious, focused and action-oriented ministerial declaration expressing the political commitment to effective pollution control.

Participants in the Assembly Are the European Commissioner of Environment Carmen Vela, Estonian Environment Minister and current Chairman of the Environment Council - Siim Keyser, Environment Ministers of EU Member States and the UN.

The EU and the Member States are importers of a draft resolution on environment and health, dedicated to the interrelationship between pollution and prosperity. The purpose is to call on the Assembly to outline concrete actions and measures on specific issues, for example the heavy metals and the increasing usage of pesticides and fertilizers. The pollution, the health and the environment are inextricably linked and the progress on the environmental agenda means to work on the health, as well as on the wider sustainable development agenda.

The EU and its Member States want to make a significant contribution to the draft resolutions, imported from other countries, related to the air cleanliness, soil protection, household waste, etc.

The United Nations Environment Assembly is the managing authority of the United Nations Environment Programme and it is the world's highest decision-making authority in the district. The United Nations Environment Programme is the world's leading environmental organization that sets the international environmental agenda.