Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Environment: Bahrain aims to cut toxic emissions

Trade Arabia reports a national project to phase out Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that are harmful to the environment was launched at a workshop in the Crowne Plaza.

The drive will begin with a survey to find out the quantity of HCFCs that are used by industries, followed by an analysis of the data and the creation of a national strategy to phase them out and adopt alternatives.

The initiative is being spearheaded by the UN Environment Programme (UNDP) and UN Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) and is being rolled out in co-operation with the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resource, Environment and Wildlife.

Unido international consultant Khaled Klaly said the survey was expected to take four to five months to complete and the analysis and strategy another two to three months.

"The project should be completed by February next year," he told Gulf Daily News.

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