We are required to work out scientific strategies and make effective decisions, based on applied studies, to overcome the country’s environmental problems, said the Iranian environment chief.
Studies show that Iran is among the world’s most suitable destinations for investment in the field of generating renewable energies, particularly solar energy, said the head of Iran’s Environment Protection Organization.
Addressing professors and faculty members of Tarbiat Modares University on Sunday, Masoumeh Ebtekar stressed that her organization and universities can enhance cooperation in conducting applied studies in the field of the environment.
“We do not have much time to waste. Currently, the country is faced with serious environmental challenges and crises. We are required to work out scientific strategies and make effective decisions, based on applied studies, to overcome the problems,” she added.
The government is required to adopt a more practical approach to addressing the country’s environmental challenges in the Sixth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2016-21).
“We should further promote using green and environment-friendly technologies in domestic industries. In the post-sanctions era, we will have a great deal of favorable opportunities to expand foreign cooperation in this regard and increase investment in the field of environment,” Ebtekar said.