Can I contribute in protecting the Omani environment?
How can I get Environmental services in Oman?
What have the Sultanate achieved in the field of environment?
What is the Climate Change Convention?
What is Kyoto Protocol?
What greenhouse gases are to be reduced?
How and to whom should I report environmental issues in my area?
What common behaviors are harmful to the environment?
What is the best way to dispose e-waste?
What materials can I recycle in the Sultanate?
Yes, you can join environmental societies and participate in their activities, like: Environment Society of Oman’s cleaning campaigns.
You can also spread awareness in your region or start local cleaning campaigns, and you can follow the advices in the “Environmental Advices” page.
The sultanate had achieved a lot in the field of environment since the renascence: The sultanate had achieved a lot in the field of environment since the renascence:
It is one of the conventions adopted and opened for signature at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992 and was named as the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change." This agreement
aims to achieve stability in the levels of greenhouse gases emissions to prevent dangerous changes in climate. The Convention legally obliges all signatory countries to address climate change problems. Signatory countries were divided into two groups
within the different levels of commitments: 1. Parties included and not included in Annex I of the Convention. 2. Parties included in Annex II, former members of the Co-operation and Development Organization in 1992, and is now obliged to provide
24 developing countries with "new and additional financial resources" to help them address problems of climate change.
A Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention, that was ratified at the Earth Summit, the United Nations Environment and Development conference, in Japan in 1997. The Protocol establishes two sets of commitments, the first group includes commitments
for all contracting states, and the second group provides commitments of developed countries and economies in transition, towards the developing countries. In addition, it committed 39 developed nations to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases
at a rate of 5.2 per cent from 1990 levels (the first commitment period 2008 - 2012).
Reducing greenhouse gases produced by industrial countries is the primary goal of the climate change conventions. And greenhouse gases are divided according to its source to six gases, which are: carbon dioxide - CO2 (source: fossil fuel combustion and
deforestation, and agriculture); methane - CH4 (Source: agriculture, land use change; biomass burning, landfills); nitrous oxide N2O (source: fossil fuel combustion; industry, agriculture); perfluorinated carbon compounds (Source: Industry, manufacturing);
sulfur hexafluoride - SF6, (source: electricity transmission, and manufacturing industries); HFCs (Source : air conditioners, refrigerators).
Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs and Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources provides services of receiving environmental complaints/reports, you can read about the services and how to report complaints through the environmental
Community practice some behaviors that are harmful to the environment directly or indirectly. The most famous ones are: disposing waste in non-designated areas, burning materials that produces greenhouse and toxic gases without regional municipalities’
permission, logging without a license, digging wells without a license, and others. These behaviours impacts negatively on the environment, therefore; the community must be aware of such behaviours and must not practice them, for it is our duty as
The Sultanate still lacks means of solid waste management, and therefore the government placed this issue among its priorities and designed a strategy to build a healthy ergonomically designed landfills for solid waste management in general, and started
implementing the strategy by building AL Amrat sanitary landfill. So, until the Sultanate's strategy of building sanitary landfills in various regions of the Sultanate is complete, the best way to dispose solid waste starts through rationalizing the
consumption of these materials by not rushing to buy modern unneeded devices, second, maintenance of old devices or sending them to families in need, and thirdly, reducing the use of cheap devices that are easily damaged and are difficult to maintain.
The Sultanate recycles few materials, which are: paper, plastic, metal, and glass. You can find more information by visiting environmental services page. .