In the past few years the government has made steady progress towards improving the environment and green development, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment points out in a press release to mark the International Environment Day.

The Ministry reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of a comprehensive and responsible environmental policy, as expressed in the programme of the President of the Republic, adding that it also encourages the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and biomass from animal and organic waste.

Furthermore, it implements recycling programmes and creates comprehensive waste management systems.

A comprehensive policy for the control of pollution is also applied along with the implementation of a national plan on climate change aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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