Launch of Al Hosn Al Suluk

SustainableOman, as a supporter of the SDGs and Oman Vision 2040, is proud to launch its second campaign, named "Hosn Al Suluk", Arabic for "good actions" or "good deeds/behaviour".

Preparatory meeting for the Suluk before the COVID19 pandemic.

In spite of a very challenging start of 2020, we at SustainableOman worked on adapting on these unprecedented times to make our efforts to raise awareness gain impact and meaningful to all.

Hosn Al Suluk, or Suluk for short, is an attempt to Omanise the Sustainable Development Goals.  Each goal has 10 easy, daily actions that one can do each day until the 50th National Day of Oman on the 18th November 2020. They said, depending on the person's motivation, that it takes at least 2 weeks to change behaviour or habits...Suluk will give you 170 days, just enough to 'perfect' it! 

Suluk will give every citizen and resident in Oman a role, right, and opportunity to help achieve end poverty, reduce equalities, and to act on climate change.

The earth is our home. Oman is our house. The people are our gift.

Let's act together. Today.

Where is Oman in their SDGs?

In July 2019, the Supreme Council of Planning (SCP) of the Sultanate of Oman has released its First Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

13 out of 17 SDGs!

Oman’s first VNR reflects in an integrated manner the progress made by the Sultanate towards achieving the 17 SDGs.

From the board it shows that out of the 17 SDGs, Oman is according to 13 Goals!

Such an impressive feat inspite of the challenges at hand and ahead.

To conclude, I would like to quote from the VNR:

Aspiring to a bright future where the SDGs are achieved and based on the premise that these rights belong to all, the Sultanate of Oman firmly believes that achieving the SDGs cannot be realized by governments alone, but rather requires building strong partnerships with other parties, including individuals, the private sectors, and CSOs.

Mabrook, Oman!

5 Years in Oman – Musings of an Environmental and Sustainability Practitioner

Here is a link to an article originally posted in LinkedIn.

 

Sustainable Development in Oman: A Timeline

The timeline shows milestones across the history of sustainable development and important discoveries in the world vis-à-vis the major events in the Sultanate of Oman.

A quick glimpse of Oman’s steps towards sustainable development together with global events across diverse sustainable development themes.

As this is a working timeline, I would like to hear your comments, so we could improve it.

 

You can also download the file in PDF format here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of Oman’s Current Waste Legislation

The Basic Law of Oman (RD 101/1996), which may be regarded as the constitution, considers the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution a social principle and the responsibility of the State.

The principal framework legislation is the Law for the Protection of Environment and Prevention of Pollution (RD 114/2001). This law prescribes strict penalties for the release of environmental pollutants and discharge of effluents, both in land and the marine territories of the Sultanate.

be’ah has provided the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) with an overview and draft of the legislation currently required within the waste management sector to operate effectively.

Here is an overview of Oman’s current legislation on waste.

Updated: July 2016