Abu Dhabi: The Family Care Authority (FCA) in Abu Dhabi and the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) have partnered to launch a community engagement program to promote climate action and environmental sustainability.
The initiative will include a variety of community outreach events in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi throughout 2024, such as workshops, nature walks, informative talks, and other community activities.
The partnership agreement was signed during COP28 by Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President, and CEO of UICCA, and Dr. Bushra Al Mulla, Director General of FCA.
Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan stated that, “Through our history, the UAE’s society has been rooted in the values of living in harmony and balance with our land, preserving our natural resources and ecosystems. At UICCA, we believe that every person can embody this legacy, contribute important ideas, and play an active role in shaping a more sustainable future. Educating, inspiring, and empowering our community is a vital aspect of the climate conversation. This collaborative initiative with the Family Care Authority will facilitate inclusive dialogue and awareness across all generations of society, encouraging Abu Dhabi’s communities to take action and care for our environment, our planet, and each other.”
The partnership will emphasize the important role that communities and the social sector play in fostering tangible climate action within the region and promote the inclusion and participation of FCA’s beneficiaries.
Dr. Al Mulla remarked that, “We are proud to sign this partnership during the most important conference on climate change action, COP28. This partnership signifies a paradigm shift in how we approach family care services, weaving the principles of sustainability into the framework of family care and therapeutic initiatives.”
“FCA is committed to exploring innovative ways to ensure that our beneficiaries are at the forefront of climate conversations, included in environmental practices, and are represented during and beyond COP28. Alongside UICCA, we aim to pioneer innovative approaches that leverage Abu Dhabi’s natural environment to create a unique and enriching experience for our beneficiaries. Our goal is to break away from conventional methods to best serve those under our care. Together we are sowing the seeds for a sustainable future, where the well-being of individuals, families, and the environment are interconnected,” Dr. Al Mulla added.