Masoumeh Ebtekar


  • UN anniversary 2016-10-31 13:38

    By Marjan Golpira 

    71st UN anniversary marked in Iran 

    TEHRAN – On Sunday, the United Nations Office in Tehran marked the 71st anniversary of the biggest international body with some high ranking officials such as Iran’s head of Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, UN resident coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, and a number of diplomatic corps and ambassadors in attendance in Tehran. 

  • food waste 2016-10-31 09:24

    Ebtekar urges public to campaign against food waste

    TEHRAN — The chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has urged the public to join the campaign against food waste.

  • 12 MQ-3.JPG 2016-10-17 08:12

    Iranian entrepreneurship fund allots $1.5m to save wetlands

    TEHRAN — An Iranian entrepreneurship fund called Omid (literally meaning hope), has allotted some 50 billion rials (nearly $1.5 million) with the aim of saving wetlands nationwide, ISNA news agency reported.

  • Tehran Times interview with Ebtekar 2016-10-05 09:52

    Ebtekar visiting Germany to expand environmental ties 

    TEHRAN — The director of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) set off for Germany on Tuesday to hold talks on environmental issues, Shana news agency reported.

  • 12 MQ-1.JPG 2016-09-18 09:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    Iran, Romania join hands to combat environmental challenges

     TEHRAN — Iran and Romania signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) here on Saturday, joining hands to combat environmental challenges that both countries are facing.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-08-28 17:51

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    Iran, France to boost environmental co-op

    Iran’s natural heritage is astonishing, says French minister

    TEHRAN — Iran and France are seeking active environmental cooperation, the chief of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE), Masoumeh Ebtekar, said.

  • Tehran Times interview with Ebtekar 2016-06-11 11:12

    New parliament expected to be eco-friendly

    We’ve been working and negotiating with many of the representatives. The parliament has a very important role in improving and enhancing current legislation on the environment. Currently we have 10 bills in line waiting for adoption by the parliament, sadly for about two years. The previous parliament didn’t have time for these bills and unfortunately EIA bill was not approved by the parliament. Soil, water, air, and animal right bills are expected to be passed by the parliament.

  • Tehran Times interview with Ebtekar 2016-06-06 11:13

    Women play a key role in environment protection

    We feel that women have a very important role in terms of improving living conditions of their societies, particularly pertaining to environmental standards. They play an important role not only in educating and upbringing the future generation with necessary awareness of environmental issues but also in changing the current lifestyle and practices. We have started a campaign working with local women to establish micro-credit funds with helping and working with women to empower these women and training them on environmental issues and production of local handicrafts which would be a means to support them and lessen some of the pressure that they have in agriculture sector. We also have another project dealing with the training and empowerment of farmers in general and a participatory method to enable them to increase the efficiency of their agriculture but also decrease the amount of water that is being consumed in this sector.

  • Tehran Times interview with Ebtekar 2016-06-06 10:35

    Tehran Times interview with Ebtekar

    Tehran- On Jun 2, Tehran Times conducted an interview with the chief of Department of Environment (DoE), Masoumeh Ebtekar, about the national week of environment.

  • IMG_2061.JPG 2016-06-06 09:28

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Environment protection entails cross-sectoral co-op: Ebtekar

    If we don’t address environmental issues properly, they could eventually lead to a security concern’

    TEHRAN — World Environment Day (WED) is being observed every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth.

  • 10 MQ-1 (2).JPG 2016-05-30 09:27

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    All intl. environmental MOUs brought into effect: Ebtekar

    TEHRAN — All international environmental memorandums of understandings inked so far have been brought into effect, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) said here on Sunday.