Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday outlined a 15-point general environmental policy for the country.
Under Article 110 of Iran’s constitution, creating an integrated national environment system, managing vital resources in a coordinated and systematic fashion, criminalizing environmental degradation, compiling an environmental atlas, strengthening the environmental diplomacy, developing green economy, institutionalizing the environmental culture and ethics are the main topics of Supreme Leader’s general environmental policy.
Several months ago, Ayatollah Khamenei urged Iranian authorities to try to tackle the country’s environmental problems through detailed, accurate planning.
The Supreme Leader described land grab and acquisition of mountainous land as deplorable, adding land and mountain reclamation is a crime and those committing such crimes should be prosecuted.
Water and land degradation are the biggest environmental threats in Iran to overcome. This requires stricter policies and laws to protect land.