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ENVIRONMENT MINISTER UNDERLINES IMPORTANCE OF TRANSITIONING TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION TO REDUCE POLLUTION

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER UNDERLINES IMPORTANCE OF TRANSITIONING TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION TO REDUCE POLLUTION

The Ministry of Environment organized a forum on “sustainable transportation” within the activities of the Electric Vehicles Exhibition in Beirut. In his address on the occasion, Caretaker Environment Minister Nasser Yassin stressed “the importance of moving to sustainable transportation in order to reduce pollution, protect public health and ensure justice,” considering that “this transition achieves economic savings due to the waste caused by road congestion.” The Environment Minister suggested “appointing a regulatory authority for the transport sector, with a modern organization of the sector based on the above-mentioned principles being among its tasks.” He also suggested “taking advantage of climate finance and green finance opportunities to build sustainable public transport and encourage investments in this field, in addition to designing walking and cycling paths such as those set for Beirut.”

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon