Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi to bolster the nation’s climate and environmental sustainability goals.
The agreement aims to enhance cooperation between the two entities in various sectors related to the environment, and sustainability. The goal is to strengthen the research competencies of the two organizations and establish clear fundamentals for a knowledge-based society capable of finding and deriving results, observing and analyzing the external environment, and identifying opportunities to outline a cleaner future through research and development.
Mr. Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Acting Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of TRENDS Research and Advisory, signed the agreement at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai.
Mr. Al Nuaimi said the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is committed to enhancing cooperation with various entities and partners in the UAE and globally to drive its strategy of developing climate and environmental work. This is to contribute to the UAE’s climate action and environmental commitments to significantly reduce carbon emissions and achieve climate neutrality goals by 2050, in addition to improving biological diversity and national food security.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Ali said TRENDS seeks to enhance its partnerships to build comprehensive knowledge and contribute to addressing future needs. He said the field of climate and environment is an important part of the interests of TRENDS. The center works within a vision to keep supporting COP28 through its activities and scientific conferences, in addition to follow-ups and activities through its daily work.
The cooperation between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and TRENDS focuses on areas of research and studies, in addition to forecasts, opinion polls, the exchange of scientific publications and experts, and participating in scientific and research events organized by both organizations.
The MoU also aims to promote cooperation in several areas that benefit the community, including joint research on climate and the environment and contributing to research reports.