The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, won the GCC Environment and Wildlife Award for the years 2013-2014 in the field of environmental awareness of natural disasters. This achievement comes as a result of the ministry's continuous efforts in the field of environmental awareness. Sultanate, and under the supervision of the Ministry of Awareness and Information.
It is worth mentioning that the Gulf Cooperation Council Prize for the Environment and Wildlife was issued pursuant to the decision of the ministers responsible for environmental affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at their fourth meeting in Abu Dhabi in 1994, which stipulated that the Secretariat prepare a study on the allocation of a periodic prize for the environment and how to finance it. And conditions for granting them. The Commission has set up a list of the award and its final form and was approved at the fifth meeting of the ministers responsible for environmental affairs in Bahrain in 1997, and according to the decision of the meeting The 17 Environment Ministers in Manama on 4 December 2013 have been approved to merge the Environment Award with the Wildlife Award from the Award Authority and to prepare their own sections and conditions accordingly. The award is based on the conviction of the GCC States of the importance of environmental awareness, Effective in preserving the environment and conserving its natural resources and believing that the Award is only a means to increase enthusiasm and encourage further progress towards a better Gulf environment.
The Ministry has submitted a content that first touched upon the launching of the environmental work in the Sultanate from the institutional and legislative point of view to the agendas and awareness programs implemented by the ministry which varied in content and objectives. The content also touched on the ministry's specialties and vision. And the climatic conditions experienced by the Sultanate and the classification of the role of environmental media and awareness by addressing them before, during and after the disaster in the territory of the Sultanate, was also addressed the national efforts undertaken by the ministry after the disaster as well as at the level The role of the General Secretariat in the Gulf Cooperation Council was addressed in the environmental awareness of natural disasters. The strategy was briefed on environmental awareness and information and their enhanced role against natural disasters as well as the continuous cooperation with the Ministry of Education in the field of environmental education. Against disasters and crises to promote environmental awareness in various governorates of the Sultanate, and the role of media planning in environmental awareness and environmental media in the face of emergency situations and natural disasters. The role of the Pollution Operations Center in reducing the effects of And the role of questionnaires on environmental awareness, which also aims to collect general indicators on the role of environmental awareness in the development of community awareness of natural disasters and work results