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UAE’s fifth national communication report reveals 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions


On the sidelines of COP28, Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, today revealed details of the UAE’s fifth National Communication Report (NCR), recently approved by the Cabinet. The report is a comprehensive overview of the systematic process and substantial progress that the UAE has made in addressing issues related to climate change.

The UAE’s fifth NCR covers the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, measures to mitigate GHG emissions and a description of the country’s vulnerabilities and impacts of climate change. Its development was a collaborative effort led by Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

The country’s national GHG emissions inventory was measured and verified. It showed an overall emissions reduction of 10% and a per capita emissions intensity decline of 11% over three years, from 2019 to 2021.

The NCRs are presented every four years by the member countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Al Mazrouei saying,

“The UAE is the first country in the MENA region to develop its fifth NCR using the updated 2006 IPCC Guidelines for 2021 data. This is a testament to the country’s commitment to leading climate action in an equitable and transparent manner, contributing to climate neutrality by the 2050 goal.”

He added,

“The report is of utmost importance as it supports our future environmental and climate goals and sheds light on the country’s innovative measures to combat climate change and safeguard ecosystems. It also explores the UAE’s economic achievements and investments in hydrogen technology , nuclear energy and solar energy. “The United Arab Emirates has an impressive track record in the clean energy transition, due to its pioneering vision, innovative policies and substantial investments. “It is home to some of the largest solar and nuclear projects in the world.”

The UAE’s fifth NCR highlights the adoption of various advanced technologies to ensure security of energy supply, price affordability and a diversified energy mix, including hydrogen, low-speed wind energy and hydropower.

It also provides a sectoral GHG inventory in the UAE and outlines initiatives that improve healthcare, education and general well-being, as well as the UAE’s efforts to promote international collaboration and partnerships that serve its vision of a sustainable future. .

News source: Emirates News Agency


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