Dubai: A delegation from the UAE led by Ms. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, discussed ways to improve collaboration in fish farming, achieving net-zero goals, mangrove planting, and the UAE’s preparations for the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) following an official visit to Oman.
The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MoCCAE) and Oman’s Environment Authority signed an MoU as the visit’s culmination, intending to promote sustainable development and foster cooperation in the different fields related to environmental protection.
According to Ms. Almheiri, the UAE wants to promote environmentally friendly solutions to resolve environmental problems, in keeping with its hosting of COP28 and its initiatives to advance climate action locally and internationally.
Meetings with Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Oman’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, and Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al Amri, Head of the Environment Authority of Oman, were held during the visit. As per the MoU, the two parties will share research and studies, undertake cooperative research, and improve air quality, conserve biodiversity, achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provide sustainable development status reports.
Also, both parties will share best practices and guidelines for preserving the environment and lowering pollution. Many MoCCAE representatives were among the delegation from the UAE.