EghtesadOnline: The 16th Iran International Environment Exhibition (24-27 February) kicked off on Friday with attendance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
A number of high ranking official including Vice-President and Head of the Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar as well as Vice president for Legal Affairs Majid Ansari attended the event.
UN Environment Program Executive Director Erik Solheim, Italian Minister of the Environment Gian Luca Galletti, German State Secretary at the German Environment Ministry (BMUB) Jochen Flasbarth, Secretary-General of the European Environmental Bureau Jeremy Wates as well as a number of foreign diplomats and envoys, environment activists and NGO members attended the exhibition, IRNA reported.
“Green Economy, Resistance Economy” is the motto of the this year's exhibition.
300 domestic and 20 foreign companies from Germany, South Korea, UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, China, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand, France, Japan, Russia, Norway and Austria have attended the four-day event.
According to the official website of the Exhibition, it is being held in Tehran International permanent Fairground, coinciding with the 9th edition of Iran International Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Exhibition.
Considering the drastic changes in Iran's life environment, effective steps are now being taken by relevant authorities to diminish the extent of the harms being imposed on the environment.
The concern over the environment and the funds and efforts allocated to it by the authorities have attracted many local and international companies and organizations to this area of activity.
Considering priorities given to the preservation of life environment, the 16th edition of this exhibition is a unique opportunity for all activists in this field to explore the chances for investment in this flourishing market.