ROPME pays $1 million to Iran for Persian Gulf environment protection
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.3
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) has paid $1 million to Iran for implementing marine environment protection plans in the Persian Gulf, ILNA reported on December 3.
ROPME is a subsidiary of the United Nations Environment Programme. Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are the member states of ROPME.
In its recent meeting, which was held November 25-28 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the organization allocated $4 million for carrying out research projects during 2014-2015.
ROPME was established in April 1978. It aims to prevent, abate, and combat pollution of the marine environment from various sources of pollution, such as pollution from ships, pollution caused by dumping from ships and aircrafts, pollution from land-based sources, pollution resulting from exploration and exploitation of the bed of the territorial sea and its subsoil and the continental shelf, pollution from other human activities, and co-operation in dealing with pollution emergencies.