Ras Al Khaimah: The Ras Al Khaimah Environmental Protection Development Authority (EPDA) has opened the 6th International Conference on Global Warming: The Critical Role of Oceans, in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
The conference is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
The conference is being held from December 4 to 7, 2023. It brings together experts from around the world to help mitigate the impacts of global warming on our planet, especially the oceans.
Dr. Saif Mohammed Al Ghais, Director General of EPDA, stated that, “Through this conference, we encourage engagement, knowledge sharing, communication and collaboration to identify needs and develop plans and proposals to advance understanding of the oceans and their role in climate change.”
Organizers said that the conference serves as a global platform that unites experts from diverse fields to share the latest research findings and innovative solutions.
The conference is taking place parallel with the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Engineer Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Kayed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah, and a number of directors and representatives of local departments and federal agencies, as well as a group of prominent international researchers and lecturers on global warming-related topics.
The conference will examine the role of oceans on the planet, healthy islands and oceans: the key to resilience to climate change, sustainable ocean transport and coastal development, ocean productivity and food security, and the blue economy.
It will feature presentations by experts in the fields of oceanography, ecosystem restoration, climate science and environmental policy.