Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]

The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are now at their highest levels in history. Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people and communities. People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century. Given the impact of climate change on economic development, natural resources and poverty; its treatment has become a complex element in the achievement of sustainable development. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated to change the climate inexpensively. Progress achieved during the past decades is compounded due to this phenomenon.

Overview of some indicators

Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters
Bahrain adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

The Kingdom of Bahrain is exerting great efforts to protect and preserve the environment and natural resources. Through these efforts, the Kingdom aims to ensure the sustainability of the development process in many fields, and this has been reflected in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the National Action Charter through directing the efforts towards achieving the balance between the protection of the environment and the development requirements, and the alignment with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 and the Government Action Plan 2015-2018. The Kingdom is committed to these efforts to protect the environment, its resources, and systems and to preserve the diversity of the natural resources to ensure the continuity and the sustainability of the natural balance.

As a result, the Kingdom of Bahrain has established many governmental institutions, organizations, and committees to develop the programs, policies, and strategies to achieve sustainability in its various dimensions. It has also enacted a number of laws and regulations related to the achievement of sustainable development, which has become an international demand in the midst of the current economic, political and social changes that the global community witnesses currently. In addition, the Kingdom has participated in several multilateral agreements, and the Kingdom has continued to meet its commitments under these agreements, with a focus on raising public awareness and building national capacities in the fields related to the environment.

A number of other initiatives have been implemented in the Kingdom to support the protection and preservation of the environment. For further information, please visit the following links:

The Kingdom of Bahrain has many specialized institutions operating in recycling and reuse of waste. Some of the examples are: Alfa Express Co , Falcon Factory , Bahrain Contract Cleaning , Nidukki , Gulf City Cleaning Company , Merc Company , Bahrain Waste Treatment Company, Sphinx Services , Bahrain Recycling Plant  and others.

Recycling electronic waste

The recycling project of the eWastes seeks to repair and renew the old IT tools to help the Bahraini society to reach a green environment. The general concept of e-waste recycling means to collect the used computers and then to donate them later to the NGOs and the needy families. One of the reasons for this project in the Kingdom is the absence of the appropriate e-waste treatment methods, as the life of using the electronic equipment cannot be extended for more than seven to nine years because of the included hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. The project includes the sale of usable parts to the electronics repair shops, while the unusable components are sold to the recycling companies. The project has contributed to raising the rating of the Kingdom in the field of e-waste recycling technology from stage 1 to stage 3 according to the Centre for Environment Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) .

The Climate Action

The Kingdom of Bahrain has ratified Paris Convention in December 2016, which has integrated the threats of climate change into the national policies for all the sectors, enabling them to increase their capacity to meet the requirements of the climate change adaptation and mitigation. Bahrain has also carried out awareness campaigns in schools on climate change issues and its implications.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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