Preserving Our Natural Environment
Significant wealth can be gained from our natural environment if it is used responsibly and sustainably. However, Libya’s environmental endowment is being degraded by rapid population growth and economic activity. Increased demand for power, rising numbers of automobiles, and industrial development have had a significant impact on air quality, particularly in our coastal cities. Stricter enforcement of air quality regulations and adoption of pollution-free, efficient renewable energy technologies are needed to reduce the environmental impacts of growth. Industries and agriculture also contribute to water pollution through the release of untreated effluent and contamination of surface and underground water systems with agro-chemicals. Poor sanitation is also a source of pollution. Run-off water from urban areas eventually finds its way to the sea. Municipalities will need significant resources for sewage network infrastructure construction and maintenance and construction of treatment plants to more effectively deal with urban and industrial wastewater.
Transformation Projects for Preserving Our Natural Environment