Caspian Ecology Protection to be Discussed in Iran

Society Materials 5 November 2008 15:39 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku. 5 November / Trend corr. J.Babayeva, T.Jafarov / Tehran will host the 2nd conference of members of the convention for protection of the Caspian Sea ecology from 10 November to 12 November.

"The conference will focus on protection of ecology, regional cooperation in purifying of sea water from dirty oil, protection of ecology in fishery and land ecology," the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told Trend on 5 November.

The framework convention for protection of the Caspian Sea environment was signed in Tehran in November 2003 (Tehran Convention). The Iranian and Azerbaijani Ecology Ministers, as well as Deputy Ecology Ministers of Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan signed the convention.

The convention targets to protect the Caspian Sea environment from all pollution sources, as well as to protect, preserve and consciously use resources of the Caspian Sea. The first conference of members of the convention was held in Baku in 2007 at experts' level.

During the conference the Caspian littoral countries will discuss four protocols, including protection from ecological changes, cooperation for struggle with oil-polluted water, prevention of the Caspian Sea pollution and protocols on influence of ecology.

Moreover, another issue will be discussed at the conference to open central office of the convention in one of member-countries. The Central Office of the convention is temporarily located in Geneva.  

The Ecology Ministers of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have been invited to take part in the conference. The participants of the conference will include representatives of international organizations, ambassadors of the Caspian littoral countries and some ministers of Iran.

A delegation led by Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Firdovsi Aliyev will represent Azerbaijan in the meeting, the Ministry said.