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UAE Climate Action Council reveals UAE vision for carbon trading and pursues netzero ambitions


Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, chaired the third meeting of the UAE Climate Action Council held this year.

The meeting, which took place today at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai, discussed the UAE’s preparation for COP28 and the UAE’s efforts to achieve the goals of the UAE NetZero by 2050 strategic initiative and the UAE Vision on Carbon Trading, among other crucial issues.

Heading to the meeting, Almheiri saying,

“As we approach COP28, which we will host in Dubai this November, our commitment to making it a COP for real climate action becomes even stronger. The upcoming COP will be a harbinger of hope for the world as it aims to take climate action from promises to implementation on the ground, ensuring a sustainable future for all humanity.”

He stressed that the United Arab Emirates has much to offer its people and the world in terms of preserving the planet, noting that

“Achieving these ambitions requires concerted efforts. Therefore, enhancing cooperation on all fronts will provide an exceptional climate experience that will benefit the entire world.”

She added,

“With the support of our visionary leadership, we are working towards the UAE’s NetZero 2050 strategic initiative and strengthening our role in the planet’s march towards sustainability. We rely on exceptional efforts and inspiring projects from all sectors for the success of this journey. I would like to emphasize here that cooperation with the private sector is vital to realizing our vision of climate neutrality.”

During the meeting, the Council was briefed on the latest developments in the UAE’s preparations for COP28, and also discussed the efforts of national teams to implement the UAE’s preparation plan for the conference.

Ongoing preparations for participation and the readiness of government agencies and the private sector to effectively participate in the conference were discussed, in addition to focusing on improving the visitor experience, engaging the community and increasing student awareness about the conference and other aspects of the climate. action.

The Council also discussed the UAE’s plans for carbon capture. Success stories of modernizing government buildings were highlighted and the Ministry of Education’s research and development efforts were also reviewed.

The Council discussed the results of the “Decarbonization of Cement and Concrete” workshop within the construction sector, which was recently organized by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and reviewed the latest developments in the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 strategic initiative.

The meeting discussed the achievements of the long-term low-carbon development and emissions reduction project, and the developments of the second phase of the national measurement, reporting and verification system project. A technical measurement, reporting and verification team was appointed that includes members of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environmentfederal agencies, local authorities and experts from relevant fields.

The meeting was attended by Mohammad Saeed Al Nuaimi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and Dr. Nawal Al Hosany, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and ambassador Majid Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE Presidency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference, COP28, who attended the meeting virtually.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Deputy Undersecretary of the Care and Capacity Building Sector of the Ministry of Education; Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority; Ahmad Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Energy Council; Dr. Saif Mohammed Al Ghais, Director General of the Environmental Protection and Development Authority in Ras Al Khaimah; Ahmed Ibrahim Obaid Ali Al Ali, Director General of Umm Al Qaiwain Municipality, and Abdulrahman Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director General of Ajman Municipality and the Planning Department.

The meeting was also attended by Aqeel Al Zarouni, Deputy Director General of the General Authority of Civil Aviation; Sheikha Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of the Integrated Environmental Policy and Planning Sector of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi; Juma Alhamli, Director of Communications at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM); Vijay Somaney of Union Cement Company, along with representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, TAQA and EGA.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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