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New data project to help UAE protect environment, manage climate change

Posted on 01/02/2017

Ordnance Survey (OS) International, the global arm of the United Kingdom's (UK) mapping agency, and space systems provider, Deimos Space UK, will work with Dubai's space centre to help the UAE improve its planning and managing of its natural resources and infrastructure. OS International will help develop a single source for digital geospatial data for the UAE government departments to enable a variety of key policy initiatives. Advanced data analytics tools, to be developed by Deimos Space UK ...  >>MORE

UAE is developing comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, says Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Posted on 31/01/2017

The UAE is working on developing a comprehensive strategy to tackle climate and environmental changes, with the aim of protecting natural resources, and reduce negative impact on various economic sectors through developing a sustainable infrastructure based on clean energy, according to Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Dr. Al Zeyoudi said that the UAE will mark National Environment Day under the theme "sustainably in production and consumption" on February 4, ...  >>MORE

Dubai gears up for the future through Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Posted on 24/01/2017

The Government of Dubai has announced yesterday its intention to develop the Dubai Climate Change Adaptation Plan. The announcement was declared at day one of the C40 Dubai Adaptation Conference, organised by the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 23rd to 25th January 2017 and in the presence of representatives of several world cities. The first day of the conference was attended by representatives of the C40 ...  >>MORE

ADSW: MoCCAE and Food Security Centre of Abu Dhabi join forces to promote food security in UAE

Posted on 18/01/2017

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, and the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi have joined forces to promote food security in the UAE. A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to this effect was signed yesterday by Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Chairman of Food Security Center, Abu Dhabi, at the ministry's pavilion on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW. The MoU is based on the Federal ...  >>MORE

UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment holds first meeting on sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Posted on 17/01/2017

The first meeting of the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment, which was recently formed by the UAE Cabinet, held on Monday chaired by Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment in the presence of Council members from the local and federal authorities and private sector. The meeting was conducted on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week which is being held during the period from 12 to January 21, 2017. Dr Al Zeyoudi said: "Based on the ...  >>MORE

UAE pre-empted warnings on repercussions of climate change by taming the desert: Al Zeyoudi

Posted on 07/12/2016

The UAE, which was founded 45 years ago, preceded warnings of environmental experts on repercussions of the climate change, global warming and pollution in all its forms, by taming the desert and cultivating green spaces as well as protecting water and animal resources, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has said. He attributed this feat to the mutual relationship between man and nature in the UAE, describing it as a sentimental relationship governed by ...  >>MORE

UAE to back UN initiatives to tackle climate change

Posted on 16/11/2016

MARRAKECH: The UAE will support the United Nations' efforts to develop constructive partnerships in a bid to encourage green developments and build capacities in the promising sector that will help tackle climate change issues, said H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, during a meeting here with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. H.H. Sheikh Mansour is in Morocco to head the UAE delegation, which is attending the 22nd ...  >>MORE

UAE delegation attends UN climate change meet in Morocco

Posted on 16/11/2016

MARRAKECH: The UAE delegation headed by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, attended the opening session of the Conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), being held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on Tuesday. The session was chaired by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco and was attended by a number of heads of states and governments and by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki ...  >>MORE

UAE participate in COP 22 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakesh

Posted on 08/11/2016

MARRAKESH: A delegation from UAE's public and private sectors is attending the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), running from November 7-18, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. With over 100 representatives from government, business, academia, and 30 students, showcasing the country's ambitious climate actions, the UAE joins more than 190 nations to discuss practical solutions to climate change issues and begin ...  >>MORE

Climate Abu Dhabi to highlight eco-friendly products and solutions

Posted on 03/10/2016

Dome Exhibitions and EUROVENT in partnership with Euroexpo and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) will host the Climate Technology 2030 Forum scheduled during Climate Expo Abu Dhabi 2016 from 3rd to 5th October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The inaugural edition of Climate Expo Abu Dhabi 2016 is dedicated to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry. Eurovent, the International Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC) ...  >>MORE

Climate change could lead to more dust storms in UAE, study shows

Posted on 24/05/2016

More dust storms could be in store for the Arabian Peninsula, scientists warn. Naturally occurring dust particles are among the major airborne pollutants in the region, affecting human health, solar panels and machinery. As human populations grow and the impact of climate change becomes more pronounced, the danger is expected to increase. Scientists in Saudi Arabia, Germany and Cyprus used satellite data to study aerosol optical depth – the ability of airborne particles to absorb or diffuse ...  >>MORE

Al Zeyoudi says UAE will sign new global deal on climate

Posted on 05/04/2016

Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has revealed that the UAE will formally sign Conference of Parties (COP) 21 global climate agreement on 22nd April 22, adopted by more than 195 countries at last year's climate change summit in Paris. He added that the deal aims to reduce global warming and is expected to replace Kyoto Protocol that ends in 2020. Al Zeyoudi stressed the importance of the show hosted annually in Dubai, and pointed out that the UAE was ...  >>MORE

Empowering women key to combating climate change, expert says

Posted on 06/01/2016

Empowering women is the best way to combat global warming, an expert has said. "Not only do women better understand the harmful effects of climate change especially on the lives of those in rural and impoverished areas, but empowered women are one of the most effective responses to this phenomenon,” Dr Nawal Al Hosani, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP), Director of Sustainability at Masdar, told Gulf News. In developing countries and much of the Third World, women feel the ...  >>MORE

Masdar’s 4th annual ‘Engage’ Blogging Contest calls for ideas to get business and government working more closely on climate change issues

Posted on 24/12/2015

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's Renewable Energy Company, has launched the fourth annual international ‘Engage' Blogging Contest ahead of January's Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2016 – the Middle East's largest gathering on sustainability. Under the theme "The Transition to a Sustainable Economy by 2030," the competition asks contestants to discuss their views on how governments and the private sector can collaborate to solve the risks posed by climate change. The writer of the winning entry will ...  >>MORE

UAE has been at the forefront of the climate change negotiations: Sultan Al Jaber

Posted on 15/12/2015

After years of intensive negotiations for a new, universal binding agreement on climate change, 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change adopted the "Paris Agreement" on December 12, 2015 at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21). The conclusion of the two-week UN climate negotiations in Paris marks the start of the important work ahead of governments and private sectors to tackle the threat of global climate change. "The Paris negotiations resulted ...  >>MORE