To boost utilizing renewable energy sources GAEP holds workshop on weather changes [Archives:2005/872/Local News]

August 29 2005

By Nazih Abdullah
Aden Bureau

ADEN- The General Authority for Environmental Protection (GAEP), Aden Branch staged last Tuesday a workshop on weather changes and strategies for dealing with inevitable changes.

The workshop was attended by Ahmad al-Dhla'e, Assistant Deputy Governor of Aden, Dr. Jamal al-Lawzi, Director General of the GAEP and a number of officials at the governorate and the Environment Protection Council.

Ahmad al-Dhla'e delivered a speech at the event in which he urged participants to apply what they learned to real situations.

For his part, Anwar Abdulaziz, General Manager of the Weather Changes Adaptation Program presented a paper in which he reviewed the general goals of the program and the weather survey results and their effects on the environment.

The paper presented by Abdulaziz affirms what many have believed for years, that the industrial use of fossil fuels which release carbon dioxide and methane, contribute to changes in weather and mean temperature by contributing to the greenhouse effect.

Other papers were presented on sustainable use of water and agriculture and protecting the coastal areas from weather changes. After multi-topic discussions, participants stressed on utilizing the solar energy available in Yemen, particularly in the local areas that lacks electricity and the wind energy that can be utilized in the coastal areas, islands, elevations and mountains.