GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Government, Legal and Humanity

 
  Share

UAE Delegation Highlights Achievements in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues 

Dubai, UAE, 09 December, 2017 –  The UAE delegation wrapped up its participation in the third session of the United Nations General Assembly for Environment (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, held from 4 to 6 December under the theme of 'Towards A Pollution Fee Planet'.  

The UNEA is one of the most important environmental events in the world. Representatives from more than 180 UN member states, hundreds of key decision makers in various environmental fields, businessmen and representatives of international governmental organizations and civil society have participated in the event.

The UAE delegation included Dr Saad Al-Numeiri, Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dr Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, Chairman, Higher Committee of the Zayed Prize for Environment, Dr Saif Mohammed Al Ghais, Executive Director of RAK Environment Protection and Development Authority (RAKA), Dr Mishkan Mohammed Al Awar and Hamdan Khalifa Al Shaer, Secretary General of the Emirates Appreciation Award for the Environment (EAAE), Eng. Hussain Hassan Mohamed Khansaheb, MOCCAE's Director for Partnerships & Special Projects Department, Eng. Fatima Al Hammadi. MOCCAE's Environmental Researcher and Dr Eisa Mohammed Abdullatif, Technical Advisor at Zayed International Foundation for the Environment >
During UAE's keynote speech at UNEA-3, Dr Saad Al-Numeiri said: “The UAE has long decided not achieve prosperity at the expense of the environment. Since 1975, the country has been keen to integrate the environmental dimension into the comprehensive development plans after the independence of the UAE on December 2, 1971.”

Al Numeiri referred to the policies adopted by the country such as economic diversification focusing on the creation of a knowledge and innovation based economic sectors, diversification of energy sources, adoption of renewable and clean energy, sustainable urban planning and development, green architecture, enhanced resource efficiency and integrated waste and chemical management. 

“This coincided with the strengthening of legislative and institutional frameworks, including capacity-building, development of control systems and tools, promotion of partnership and social responsibility initiatives between the public and private sectors, raising awareness on the impacts of pollution and sustainable production and consumption patterns. We recognize that the need to develop our measures especially as we should achieve our national targets by raising air quality to 90%, increasing the proportion of treated waste to 75% and increasing the proportion of clean energies in the national energy mix to 27% by 2021”, he added.

Through its participation in various events on the side-lines of the assembly, the UAE delegation presented the environmental initiatives and projects that were recently launched in the country, as well as the green development legislations and policies, best practices for green buildings, waste management and development projects based on innovation and research.

The UAE renewed its commitment to the international community's goals of transforming the earth into a pollution-free planet. It also renewed the call for accelerating the implementation of relevant international conventions and facilitating capacity-building as well as helping the developing countries meet their national obligations and enhance their contribution to achieving the objectives of the sustainable development plan. 

The UNEA-3 has facilitated four interactive leadership dialogues that covered important environmental issues such as community awareness for change through science and evidence, pollution control through regulatory frameworks, institutions and law, scientific solutions for a pollution-free planet, and combating the pollution through finance and innovation.

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8680 times
Posted on : Saturday, December 9, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Emirates Post Group Issues “Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival” Commemorative Stamps
Next Story : The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Determination
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
The FW18 Trend Report From Weill Paris
Climax Mascara Never Fake It
Discover the Secret to Younger-looking, Radiant Skin
Keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated, naturally
Jessica Kahawaty in Dubai to Celebrate the Launch of SUKIN, Australia's No.1 Nat...
Brow Contour Pro 4-in-1 defining & highlighting brow pencil
LOOTAH Perfumes brings a collection of delicate scents to fulfill the needs of t...
The Balmain Haute Elegance Oval mirrors the brand's soul
BodyO launches officially its AiPod for a full body check-up during the Gitex Fu...
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
Get flawless skin with Rodial's new Booster Drops
The World of Aigner Wunderkammer
Johnson's launches Fresh Hydration Range – Cleansed, hydrated skin in just #OneSwipe
Lexus Design Award 2019 open for entries
Elegant and feminine new Mini Bubble set to make a big splash
Trend Alert! Giddy up on the best platform with your new horse-inspo ensemble fr...
Manero Peripheral (43 Mm) Classic Watchmaking Meets State of,the Art Technology
Introducing the GUESS Jeans Fall 2018 Collection'
Curate your perfect Autumn Winter wardrobe, with Robinsons
Dubai Shopping Festival Returns With Much-awaited Mega Raffles
Mohammad Abdullah, President of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
Corum Heritage Eleganza- Dedicated to the stylish woman
Daniel Craig Brings the Diver 300m to the Surface
DS Podium Chronograph 1/100 sec
Dubai's newest social hub - Bar Baar introduces ‘Thela Baar Brunch'
OMEGA gets set to time the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018
Joyalukkas Celebrates the Festival of Light with Irresistible Offers
With more collections and a more spacious car parking, Kalyan Silks moves to El...
Malabar Gold & Diamonds to triple number of outlets to 750 and raise Group turno...
Global Report Reveals That the “Feeling of Home” Is Moving Beyond Four Walls
Fifi & Friends - Now available at more outlets across the UAE
Sharjah Government pavilion highlights digital transformation of Sharjah at GITE...
Kibsons Expand Vegan Range
Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital
Halloween “Catwoman” mask using BROW products
AXOR is the official partner for bathroom fixtures of the Design Hotels™ brand
Lacoste Introduces the Keep Playing Collection for Women
The Ford F-150 Raptor: Your Ultimate Partner for Off-Road Adventure
Nokia smartphones serves first slice of Android™ 9 Pie on the award-winning Noki...
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 FactSheet
Sharjah Girl Guides Unleash their Power on International Day of the Girl Child
Festival Plaza Announces Lulu Hypermarket at New Lifestyle Destination
Western Digital powers AI-enabled storage for futuristic surveillance and security
BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai introduces 11 new shows with a new line up of performance...
SIBF 2018 Invites Young Visitors to the Wondrous Land of Edutainment
Nissan to Make Official On-track Formula E Debut
Toyota's legendary King goes urban with the 2019 Land Cruiser Grand Touring Edition
CITIZEN Unveils 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Collection
Win up to 250,000 Gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds this festive season
UAE Toastmasters community to host the world champion of public speaking