During the Annual Meeting of ASCA Jordan Abu Ghazaleh: The UN Must Form Specialized AI Committees to Resolve the Climate Change Dilemma

07-Dec-2021

Amman - His Excellency, Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman and founder of Tag-Global, emphasized that climate change issues can only be resolved if the UN decides to form committees and working groups of experts in artificial intelligence to find the optimal solutions and to apply them all over the world.

“The issue of climate change is the most important global issue at the present time, especially the toxic emissions and their impact on the future of humanity”, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said, while presiding over the annual general assembly of ASCA / a member of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Foundation, in his capacity as president of ASCA. 

The 31st ordinary meeting of the ASCA was held at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum, in the presence of ASCA's general and administrative bodies, and several other private entities’ representatives. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh referred to the year 1999, when he was assigned by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to chair a committee for the formulation of "environmental accountability standards", meaning: standards that determine the responsibility and the cost the firms that cause harm to the environment should bear. He indicated that an international working group of accountancy experts was formed  to establish those standards. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh describes the serious risks and the catastrophic consequences that humanity will face as a result of climate change, indicating that the countries that produce environmental pollution will be the ones who will be most affected by this disaster.

Abu-Ghazaleh presented some aspects of climate change, including floods and rising sea levels that began to wipe out large areas of land, in addition to melting snow in the Arctic, and the forest fires, indicating that these manifestations are the effects of environmental pollution, which led to this change. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh commended the efforts of the ASCA’s administrative board members, especially the founders, who for 36 years have been supporting the development of its business and activities. Thus maintaining it as the only association in the region engaged in rehabilitating, educational and training institution in the field of accounting since 1984. 

For his part, the Executive Director of the ASCA, Mr. Salem Al-Ouri, has presented the report of the Administrative Authority’s work for the year ending on December 31, 2020, and its future plans. The report explains the privileges obtained by ASCA’s members, and the most important professional publications that have been translated, printed and published, which include the monthly professional magazine, in addition to ASCA’s support to the IFAC in translating and developing online webinars and lectures about the international standards of quality management, including explanations and examples at the end of each lecture and webinar.

It is worth noting that ASCA always seeks to develop accounting and management as well as the relevant disciplines and principles that apply to all or some professional services.  ASCA also seeks to develop the level of competence, practice, and behavior to attain the highest professional levels through its interest in the accounting publications, and by following all the new and modern trends in accounting and auditing.


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