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Chapter: Appendix J: Priority Environmental Interests of Supreme Leader and Opportunities for Cooperation (2015)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix J: Priority Environmental Interests of Supreme Leader and Opportunities for Cooperation (2015)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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Appendix J

Priority Environmental Interests of Supreme Leader and Opportunities for Cooperation (2015)

  1. Preparation of ecological atlases of Iran as the basis for conservation, restoration, improvement, and development of resources such as lakes, rivers, dams, wetlands, underground water, forests, rangelands, biodiversity, and wildlife.
  2. Conservation of genetic resources and improvement of these resources to attract international interest.
  3. Management of environmental threats such as desertification, dust storms, droughts, and carriers of infectious agents.
  4. Establishment of low-carbon industries, clean energy, healthy and organic agriculture, and effective waste management.
  5. Development of green, non-fossil fuel as the basis for public transportation systems.
  6. Balancing use of ground-water while preserving its availability and quality through watershed and aquifer management together with reduction of water usage, evaporation, and seepage of pollutants into aquifers.
  7. Preparation of an environmental code of ethics and promotion of an environmental culture based on Iranian-Islamic values.
  8. Establishment of regional organizations to combat dust storms and water pollution.

Source: Declaration by Supreme Leader on November 15, 2015. These eight points were selected from a longer list of points, based on their relevance to interests of the United States.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix J: Priority Environmental Interests of Supreme Leader and Opportunities for Cooperation (2015)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix J: Priority Environmental Interests of Supreme Leader and Opportunities for Cooperation (2015)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix J: Priority Environmental Interests of Supreme Leader and Opportunities for Cooperation (2015)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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In 2010, the National Research Council published the report U.S-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (2000-2009). The review of the program described in detail the National Academies’ science, technology, and health cooperation program carried out jointly with partners in Iran (otherwise known as science-engagement).

The purpose of this new publication is to document the history and details of the National Academies’ program of science-engagement from 2010 through 2016, while providing a perspective in considering future science-engagement. A variety of cooperative activities, and particularly workshops that dominated science-engagement during that period, are highlighted.

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