On Thursday 31 May 2018, the President of the ECO-IEST and his team had a meeting at the ECO Secretariat with ECO Deputy Secretary General and discussed on different issues of the Institute.
ECO-IEST: On Thursday 31 May 2018, the President of the ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ECO-IEST), Dr. Asghar Mohammadi Fazel and his team had a meeting with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Deputy Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organisation to discuss different issues regarding the activities and exchange of views about the process of the IEST’s on-going projects.
During this visit a brief introduction of the Institute’s history since its establishment was delivered. In this meeting, environmental priorities in the ECO region was discussed and eventually some recommendations that focuses on clean energy, green economy, renewables and energy efficiency and environmental cooperation in the Region, etc… were given by Dr. Soleimanpour.
At the following the meeting Dr. Fuad Farzalibeyov, Director of Energy, Minerals & Environment, Mr. Khoobkar, the Legal Advisor and Mr. Azizipanah the Senior Officer of the EME Directorate acknowledged the ECO-IEST for successful completion of the development phase of the project on "Combating desertification with a special emphasis on dust haze and sand storm in the ECO region" and also expressed their views on the further implementation of its result, the ECO LandCare Initiative.
At the end of this meeting different perspectives of the possible funding mechanisms of the ECO LandCare Initiative and implementing challenges have been raised.