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Iran, Europe Ready for Environmental Cooperation

Iran, Europe Ready for Environmental CooperationIran, Europe Ready for Environmental Cooperation

Iran will be able to effectively address environmental issues in cooperation with four European countries, namely Italy, France, Norway and Poland, the head of Iran’s Department of Environment, said.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Yasouj, Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad Province, Massoumeh Ebtekar also outlined environmental programs and policies in post-sanctions Iran, IRNA reported.

She noted that such cooperation will provide Iran with up-to-date technologies, particularly modern air purifiers and efficient irrigation systems and technologies, that optimize energy consumption.

Ebtekar said the implementation of the nuclear accord—officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by Iran and the six world powers on July 14 in Vienna—will enable Iran to overcome environmental challenges created by years of mismanagement and exacerbated by crippling western-imposed sanctions.

“The National Environment Fund, which was closed down 10 years ago, will be revived. Supporting green projects in the areas of air, water and soil is the main aim of the fund,” she said.