100% self-sustainable mangrove forest inaugurated

افتتاح غابات القرم ذاتية الاستدامة بنسبة 100%

Emirates Marine Environmental Group and Procter & Gamble Launch the P&G Dubai Mangrove Forest 100% self-sustainable mangrove forest inaugurated in the presence of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Initiative to celebrate the UAE’s drive for sustainability in line with Dubai 2040 Use of blockchain technology to ensure traceability and accountability Dubai Mangrove Forest first of many P&G #ForestsForGood Today, Procter & Gamble (P&G) accelerates its commitment to sustainability by unveiling P&G’s Dubai Mangrove Forest project planted by the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) during a sunset inauguration ceremony.…

Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

مجموعة عمل الإمارات للبيئة تختتم الدورة الـ 19 لحملة “نظفوا الإمارات”

Emirates Environmental Group concludes the 19th cycle of the annual Clean Up UAE drive, creating further awareness about environmental issues in the UAE More than 5,000 participants across Dubai and Abu Dhabi joined to collect almost 13 tonnes of waste over a total area of 23 kms Dubai, UAE; December 13, 2020: Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), the leading NGO devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programmes and community involvement, has concluded one of its flagship events, the 19th annual Clean Up UAE drive, held under…

His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi Highlights Urgency of Green Recovery to Drive Global Climate Action

Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2020 – In a meeting with Sir Laurie Bristow, the UK government’s Regional Ambassador for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and China, His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, emphasized the importance of green recovery post-COVID-19. He noted that ensuring the environmental friendliness of economic recovery plans will help the world overcome the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic while protecting the environment and sustaining natural resources. At the meeting,…

Ideas for Boosting Food Safety, Security with Local Food Producers

Ideas for Boosting Food Safety, Security

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Explores Ideas for Boosting Food Safety, Security with Local Food Producers Move aligns with Designing the Next 50 project His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, met with the management of Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products (EICMP) and Armela Farms to get their input on boosting food security in the UAE. EICMP produces the leading brand Camelicious, while Armela Farms is a large-scale commercial producer, packer, and distributor of water-grown lettuce and kale. The meeting aligned…

His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi Chairs Third Meeting of National Biosecurity Committee for 2020

His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi Chairs Third Meeting

His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today headed the third meeting of the National Biosecurity Committee for 2020. As the first order of business, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority presented an overview of the first integrated smart algorithm for identifying potential scenarios and risks for the spread of epizootic and zoonotic diseases, and their impact on animal health. Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) provided the latest information on the development of the COVID-19 vaccine and the use of stem cells…

Ocean Champions Set Plan for 2020-2021 to Build Back Bluer

Ocean Champions Set Plan for 2020-2021 to Build Back Bluer

As part of the high-level week of the UN General Assembly and the UN Summit on Biodiversity, the UAE, Fiji, Kenya, Norway, Palau, Portugal, and Sweden convened a roundtable of ocean champions to propose and review critical deliverables for 2020 and 2021. Following a pause in key environmental processes due to COVID-19, the event aimed to build momentum toward ambitious near-term outcomes for ocean health, notably a new global target of conserving 30% of the oceans by 2030. The co-hosts are also the recent and incoming hosts of the world’s…

ALDAR APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR YAS PLAZA HOTELS

ALDAR APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR YAS PLAZA HOTELS

Aldar Properties (‘Aldar’) has announced that its hospitality and leisure arm has appointed Saurabh Bakshi as the new Area General Manager for Yas Plaza Hotels. In his new role, Saurabh will oversee the strategic operations of the Aldar’s clustered portfolio at Yas Plaza on Yas Island. Commenting on the appointment, Jassem Busaibe, Chief Investment Officer at Aldar Properties, said: “We are delighted to have Saurabh joining our team as we continue to enhance our leisure and hospitality offerings on Yas Island. With over 20 years of experience working with the…

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Lifts Import Ban on Jaziri Sheep, Goats in UAE

وزارة التغير المناخي والبيئة ترفع الحظر عن استيراد الغنم والماعز الجزيري إلى الإمارات

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced that Jaziri sheep and goats can now be imported and traded in UAE markets. The two breeds had been banned since 2014 due to concerns about their safety for consumption. The decision followed the introduction of comprehensive stringent safety regulations governing the import of Jaziri sheep and goats. All animals must be tagged, lab-tested, and receive presumptive treatment for external and internal parasites in their country of origin. In addition, they undergo visual examinations and laboratory tests, and are sprayed…

UAE’s adoption of drones in agriculture makes itone of the firsts

الإمارات من أوائل الدول التي توظف تكنولوجيا الدرونز

 in the world to integrate technology in food security and environmental protection – FEDS CEO • Drones’ ability to conduct seeding, land surveying initiatives to propel the UAE’s goal of environmental protection and National Food Security Strategy 2051 • UAE’s massive drone-planting sees the planting of 250,000 Ghaf seeds and 6 million Samar seeds in 150 square kilometres of land in a few days—a process that used to take decades to complete through traditional farming methods • Agriculture drones market estimated to reach AED30 billion by 2026 The UAE’s adoption…

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Rescues Juvenile Whale Shark Lost in Dubai Creek

Carries out joint operation with Dubai Police, Marine Environment Protection Association Dubai-UAE: 02 August, 2018 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) collaborated with Dubai Police and the Marine Environment Protection Association in carrying out a rescue operation to return to the sea a juvenile whale shark that lost its way in Dubai Creek, near Al Jaddaf area. On receiving a notification about the sighting of the 3-meter long fish in Dubai Creek, a team of expert divers and employees from MOCCAE’s Biodiversity Department reached the scene. They…