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Abu Dhabi on its way to first State of the Environment Report

posted on 22/10/2005: 2641 views

As part of the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) - Abu Dhabi Project, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) along with its partners and stakeholders, is currently compiling 10 Environmental Sector Papers which will lead to the development of this report. Local and federal government bodies, academia and non-governmental agencies are pulling together to join this effort, according to a press release.

The papers, which will be completed by the end of November, are a compilation of the best available knowledge concerning major components of the Emirate's environment. A common framework was developed for the sector papers during a series of workshops held between May and September 2005.

The papers revolve around the following themes: "An Overview of the Physical Geography of Abu Dhabi, Marine and Coastal Environment, Terrestrial Habitat and Land Resources, Archaeology and Palaeontology - Abu Dhabi, Water Resources, Waste Management and Pollution, Population, Development and Economy " Education and Awareness " Environmental Policy and Regulation, History and Culture - Abu Dhabi. Once reviewed by specialists in the field, the papers will be made available to the public on the AGEDI website (http//

More about the Initiative The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), the first Arab Type II Partnership Initiative, was launched by the Government of the UAE in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) was designated the lead agency, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), for the development and implementation of this initiative. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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