Second round table meeting on Libyan law n°15 related to environmental protection, reality and challenges
28th of September 2018
Location: Hammamet, Tunisia
As part of the implementation of the project “Enabling Libyan NGOs to Shape the New Future for Democracy in Libya” funded by the European Union and MAVA, the WWF Office in North Africa collaborated with Libyan government institutions such as the Environment General Authority, the Civil Society Commission and environmental NGOs , Held a second roundtable on “Libyan Law No. 15 on the protection of the environment between reality and challenges” on 28 September 2018 at Hammamat City in Tunisia on the sidelines of the fourth training course on “Communication and Communication for Sustainability”.
The aim of this meeting was to highlight the possibilities of reviving the legal framework of the environment in Libya and its compatibility with international conventions and global trends in addressing the climate changes facing our planet, especially with the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations goals for sustainable development.
During this meeting, the Legal Affairs Representative of the Environment General Authority, Ms. Mansoura Al Marimi, presented the contents of Law No. 15. Mr. Makki Al-Ajeel, Director of the Department of Biodiversity presented the vision of the General Assembly regarding the revision of this law. In addition to addressing the general context of the work of the Commission within its regional and global environment.
The project coordinator, Mr. Hammadi Gharbi, was also reminded of the outcomes of the first roundtable, held on 6 April 2018 at Hammamat City in Tunisia, and the commitment of partners to implement the recommendations emanating from the meeting. In addition to a proposed presentation on “Structuring the Environment Sector inLibya” presented by Mr. Mukhtar Shalouf, Libyan expert and repres entative of civil society.
The parties to the round table considered the most important chapters that could be revised.
The most important points raised during the meeting were the need to define the terms of reference and to define the responsibilities and to increase the current overlap between the different structures related to the environment sector in Libya.
The participants stressed the importance of this discussion as it represents an opportunity to exchange views and perceptions between representatives of government bodies and civil society organizations in Libya.
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