Qatar, represented by HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, took part in the high-level event on “Ocean Action: Immersed in Change”, held in Costa Rica on June 7-8.

The minister attended the first session of the event on Ocean Action, which discussed the preparations leading up to the next UN Ocean Conference, to be held in France in June of 2025, as well as the escalating challenges facing the oceans, and the lack of international funding to achieve the 14th goal of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In his speech at the event, HE Dr al-Subaie highlighted Qatar's efforts with regards to protecting the marine environment, preserving its biodiversity, and protecting it against pollution, adding that it does so through legislation, marine reserves, as well as research and studies, monitoring of marine habitats and endangered species, and raising environmental awareness.

In a related development, the minister held a number of official meetings with heads of delegations participating in the event.

These include the head of the Saudi delegation, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Cabinet member, and Saudi climate envoy Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir; head of the French delegation, Minister of State for Marine Affairs Herve Berville; head of the Brazilian delegation, Secretary of Multilateral Political Affairs Carlos Marcio Cozendey; and head of the Ecuador's delegation, Minister of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition Sade Fritschi.
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