Meet on atmospheric pollution

DUBAI - Shaikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Information and Culture, will inaugurate the Dubai International Conference on Atmospheric Pollution, at the Al Multaqa Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, today.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 22 Feb 2004, 12:10 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:10 AM

"The opening of the conference signifies the first segment in the comprehensive Zayed International Prize for the Environment and will be capped by the award ceremony itself on February 24 as well as Envirotex 2004 - an environmental trade fair," said Dr Mohammed bin Fahad, Chairman Higher Committee of the Zayed Prize. "We are honoured and pleased that Shaikh Abdulla has agreed to grace the occasion with his presence and are confident of a excellent turnout for the event which will feature a documentary on the Environmental Achievements of the President, His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as well as speeches by Professor Godwin Obasi, Secretary General Emeritus, WMO on the State of the Earth Atmosphere and Climate.

There will also be speeches by Professor Mostafa Tolba, Executive Director Emiratus, UNEP and President, International Centre for Environment and Development on the role of the UN in developing atmospheric pollution control strategies and institutions and Professor Bert Bolin, Professor of Meteorology at Stockholm University on integrating science and politics in atmospheric pollution control," Dr bin Fahad said. The Zayed International Prize for the Environment 2004 is worth $ 1 million and is the largest and most valuable environmental prize in the world.

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