Abu Dhabi: The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost green growth initiatives in the UAE.
This new partnership will enhance efforts to confront climate change and environment-related challenges in Abu Dhabi and beyond.
The MoU aims to create a collaboration framework between EAD and GGGI. This will facilitate the implementation of projects and programs aligned with the UAE and Abu Dhabi’s national plans and strategies.
The agreement was signed on behalf of Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, EAD Secretary-General, by Mr. Ahmed Baharoon, Executive Director, Environmental Information, Science, and Outreach Management at EAD, and Mr. Ahmed Al Amra, representative of the GGGI in the UAE.
The MoU was signed as Abu Dhabi kicked off its climate change strategy. This strategy, recently introduced, commits the emirates to collaborate with key partners to effectively tackle climate action at different levels. It aligns with the UAE’s strategic goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
“We aim to protect the environment and foster sustainable development by building partnerships with local and international institutions and bodies to enhance cooperation, exchange experiences and best practices. The signing of this memorandum with the Global Green Growth Institute is as an important step to strengthen our joint efforts to confront the challenges facing us in the field of climate change,” EAD Secretary-General added.
The Agency and GGGI will also pay special attention to the importance of engaging stakeholders from different sectors to ensure the process is being developed through a scientific and participatory approach, fostering a greener and more resilient UAE and Abu Dhabi.