Doha, October 01 (QNA) – A three-day workshop on the ‘Implementation of Montreal Protocol Industrial Development’ get underway Monday at the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) premises in Doha. Organized by GOIC in conjunction with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the workshop targets specialists and analysts of industrial statistics, macroeconomic indicators, health and environmental safety measures and technical specialists in data and statistics analysis. It aims at providing adequate support for specialists who deal directly with analytical accounts to enhance their readiness in analyzing indicators for industry and production.
Representatives from ministries of environment, trade, industry and energy along with participants from the rest of GCC member states are taking part in the workshop.
The participants will be introduced to the role of the Montreal Protocol in achieving environmental sustainability and industrial development in the GCC countries. They will be given a presentation on the Montreal Protocol, and the state of the ozone layer, and the Financial Mechanism of the Multilateral Fund for this Protocol, in addition to (UNIDO) as the implementing agency. The UNIDO Protocol portfolio in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), capacity building, and technology transfer will be other issues to be reviewed.
The workshop, which will be addressed by UNIDO experts, tackles the phase-out of HCFCs and methyl bromide and the destruction of the ozone layer, and reviews the alternative technology and climate benefits achieved by the Montreal Protocol. (QNA)