Submitted by: General Commission for Environmental Affairs
Implemented country: Syrian Arab Republic
Title: Concept to improve air quality in urban centers in Syria
The main idea is to increase the green area by committing enterprises to plant a certain amount of trees proportional to their energy consumption levels. The fact that Syria is facing serious environmental challenges, particularly an increasingly deteriorating air quality, was decisive for the development of this project. An important step towards improvement is to include the private sector as well as non -profit organizations in these efforts in order to alleviate the government’s burden. By enhancing the role of these parties, the project seeks to increase anti-pollution options to compensate pollution resulting from enterprises. The project promotes environmental responsibility within the business community and creates a link between profit-oriented activities and environmental benefit.