The Royal Commission in Jubail revealed the results of the administrative measures taken in cooperation with the appropriate authorities with regard to the report of the World Health Organization issued on its website about the most polluted cities around the world, where it announced yesterday the release of a new report in which Jubail Industrial City is rated the least polluted by planktons pm10 and the second least city Kingdom wide in plankton pm2.5 confirming that it is thus comparable to many regional and global cities.
In its announcement during the launch of the Environment and Sustainability Conference, the Royal Commission noted that the previous World Health Organization (WHO) report was due to "mistaken" data and contrary to the readings recorded at the monitoring stations distributed throughout the city.
The Royal Commission in Jubail yesterday launched at the King Abdullah Cultural Center the works of the Environment and Sustainability International Conference and the accompanying exhibition with the participation of a number of local and international experts and specialists in the field of the environment protection from the Kingdom and external.
The conference was attended by Eng. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Noor Al-Din Hassan, the Director General of Technical Affairs of the Royal Commission, General Supervisor of the Conference, who delivered a speech about this matter. In his message he said that the conference aims at t exhcange scientific experiences and experiments to achieve environmental sustainability, maintain the productive capacity and meet the needs of the present generation without increasing the rate of environmental degradation as well as addressing the needs of future generations for resources.
He added: conserving environment from pollution is not only our goal, but we aim to achieve full harmony between the environment and industry through the application of the principles of environmental sustainability; where the Royal Commission has increased the green area by two trees, 7 bushes and 70 square meters of green spaces for each individual residing in Jubail Industrial City .
He continued: this is in addition to the continuous encouragement of recycling and the use of industrial waste, where the equivalent of 137 thousand tons which constitutes 51%. of industrial waste was recycled in 2017 in the Jubail Industrial City. we are targeting 57% by 2020, taking into consideration that the Iindustrial companies in the city carried out 3 billion Saudi Riyals projects to comply with environmental standards. In addition, he reviewed the main factors that the Royal Commission considered in planning its industrial cities in sustainable ways.
Mr. Darren Rover, CEO of (Al Imtiaz for Sustainability) and the Keynote Speaker, spoke about suitability global perspective, the new trends and incentives to accelerate sustainability, describing Jubail Industrial City as a new and fast city in keeping up with environmental standards and sustainability by finding the best applications. He also added that developing markets are witnessing an expansion in adopting sustainability, and how investors are keen to invite companies that perform better in sustainability applications.
Mr. Rover stressed that the world is moving towards sustainability and the Kingdom is keeping pace with these changes along with the world for its growing interest in taking positive changes in sustainability and it has integrated plans such as Vision 2030 which are offered for the development of sustainability. Moreover, there are a lot of companies that work to fulfill the goals of sustainability, making the environmental investment in the Kingdom an attractive factor for foreign investors.
the First session discussed the the laws, regulations and international conventions for the protection of the environment and the development of sustainability. During this session, Khalid Abu Al-Leif from the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources spoke about the situation of Saudi Arabia and its commitment to the Paris Convention on Climate Change.
Mr. Ali Al-Ghamdi of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture spoke about the laws and strategies of environmental protection in the era of transformation.
While the third lecture was delivered by Dr. Mohammed Ismail which was on the environmental regulations and sustainability of the Royal Commission in Jubail and Yanbu.
The second session was about the international strategies for sustainability approaches in which Mr. Abdullah Al Sarhan spoke about the Saudi contribution to the reduction of emissions (INDC).
Also,Eng. Bader Al-Jahani, from Sadara Chemical Company talked about the road to a better life.
The sixth lecture, by Engineer Jassim Darwish, focused on "Responsible care of the Gulf Chemical and Petrochemical Union (GPCA).
The third session was entitled: Modern Technological Developments for Sustainable Development. It included three lectures, the first was delivered by Eng. Ahmed Al-Balawi, during which he revealed the initiative to raise the efficiency and quality of the implementation of projects of public entities.
The second one was delivered by Mr. Alexander Lawson from Bechtel Co., where he discussed how to use the classification system for sustainability in planning. The final lecture was delivered by Eng. Shaker Kato from the Royal Commission in Jubail, where he spoke about sustainability approaches in urban planning.
However, the fourth session reviewed the case study "dealing with sustainable development and environmental protection" and contained three lectures.
Eng., Maruti Bhandarkar from Saudi Chevron spoke about selective processing technology for sustainable petrochemical production at S-Chem, while Eng. Mohamed Farouk handled the topic of (Improving Sustainability through CO2 Recovery Units).
The lectures of the first day concluded with a lecture given by Mr. Hossam Mustafa from Jubail Industrial College, where he spoke about experimental tests to estimate the wind flow capacity produced by moving vehicles.
The Environment and Sustainability Conference will last for two days, during which the Royal Commission shall host a number of experts and specialists in the field of the environment. where, more than 27 worksheets shall be reviewed in addition to the accompanying exhibition.