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The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Issues the Executive Regulations of the Grazing Law in Abu Dhabi to Conserve Wild Plants

Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2023: Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the Agency issued the executive regulations of Law No. (11) of 2020 regarding the regulation of grazing in Abu Dhabi.  With a mandate to oversee environmental affairs in the Emirate, the Agency is responsible for the law’s implementation, which aims to regulate grazing and enhance efforts by the concerned authorities to safeguard protected areas, critical and natural habitats – based on principles of sustainable management. This helps guarantee the conservation of wild plant species from overgrazing and ensure the conservation of terrestrial biodiversity in the emirate as well. The more

Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri visits Serbia to discuss Cooperation in R&D, Innovation, advanced Technology, Sustainability

HE Sarah Al Amiri discusses working together in R&D, the energy transition and ensuring legislation keeps up with technological development Ministers discuss financing for R&D and the importance of advanced technology in industrial sectors  Abu Dhabi, UAE. 19 March 2023 – Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, discussed during an official visit to the Republic of Serbia ways to enhance cooperation between the two nations. During the visit, she discussed cooperation in areas such as research and development (R&D), advanced technology, sustainability, food technology, developing tools to finance research, innovation, the energy transition, and developing legislation to help accelerate the growth of technology globally. Discussions also more

Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipalities and Transport Inaugurates Al Masar Park in Khalifa City

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 March, 2023: The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), announced today the opening of Al Masar park in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, the public park that offers an integrated and exceptional experience for residents and visitors of the emirate. The inauguration ceremony was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, H.E. Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Operational Affairs at the DMT, H.E. Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, Director General of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, and H.E. Hamad Al-Mutawa, Executive Director of Operations Affairs Sector at DMT. Also in attendance were other senior officials from the department. The park provides additional amenities for leisure and entertainment, aligning with DMT's strategy to increase green spaces and public more

ADQ, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and Archireef Successfully Deploy Innovative Marine Biodiversity Restoration Solution Off the Shore of Abu Dhabi

• First outplantation project of its kind in the UAE and the wider region is aimed at providing a lifeline to coral reefs that are adversely impacted by external stressors • Marine biodiversity restoration project validates ADQ’s goal to contribute to the preservation of habitats and species and supports its wider ESG aspirations • Further cements the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s position as a leader in marine biodiversity restoration in the region   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2023 – ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the region’s largest environmental regulator, and Archireef, a climate technology company headquartered in Hong Kong, announce the successful deployment of artificial 3D-printed more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Signs Research Collaboration MoU's with Eight Major UAE Universities

Abu Dhabi, March 10th, 2023: To enhance and explore bilateral research opportunities, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with eight major universities based in the UAE. The universities are: Abu Dhabi University; Al Ain University; American University of Sharjah; Khalifa University; New York University Abu Dhabi; Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; UAE University, and Zayed University, with EAD having future plans of partnering with other research organisations going forward. The agreements serve as frameworks for collaboration in the field of scientific research for the purpose of closing knowledge gaps. All entities recognise the mutual benefits of collaboration and have set out basic terms and conditions to allow the fast-track development of research projects.  The agreements more

Tadweer Participates in Al Dhafra Water Festival

- The Festival will take place from 10-19 March 2023 09 March 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) has announced its participation as a sponsor in the 14th edition of Al Dhafra Water Festival. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, the Festival will be held from 10-19 March, in Al Dhafra region in Abu Dhabi. Tadweer's participation in Al Dhafra Water Festival, which is organised by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, reaffirms the Company’s commitment to take part in major events in the Emirate, which contribute to preserving the Emirate’s culture and heritage and raise the public’s awareness on proper waste more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi School of Government Launch a Joint Initiative

Abu Dhabi, 7th March 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) and part of the Department of Government Support (DGS) have launched a joint and exceptional initiative to support the development of Abu Dhabi government employees' competencies in the field of green policies. This initiative will provide skills and knowledge to help achieve sustainable development, and support the UAE’s climate neutrality goals, while helping to prepare a workforce familiar with green concepts, and capable of contributing to sustainable change. The initiative will witness the participation of various vital sectors in Abu Dhabi and involve five interactive training and awareness programmes launching successively during 2023. These include: ‘The Sustainable Public Policy more

UAE Introduces New Financing Solutions for Defense Industries

21 February 2023 – UAE-based SMEs in the industrial sector will soon be able to access new financing solutions and enablers following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed at IDEX and NAVDEX 2023. The MoU between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) and the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) was signed on the side-lines of the defense exhibition. In line with the Make it in the Emirates initiative, the MoU aims to attract industrial investors to strategic sectors such as defense by providing a package of incentives and benefits. It will ultimately support the sustainable development of the industrial sector and help provide an attractive business environment for local and international investors, as well as incentivize the use of advanced technologies in industrial more

The National Aquarium and Environment Agency Abu Dhabi Rescues, Rehabilitates and Releases over 500 Sea Turtles under the official Wildlife Rescue Program

This marks a major milestone for the first wildlife rescue rehabilitation and release programme in the Emirate, jointly launched by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and The National Aquarium in 2020 UAE, Abu Dhabi; 20 February 2023: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and The National Aquarium (TNA) have safely rescued over 500 sea turtles as part of their joint Wildlife Rescue Program, the first rescue, rehabilitation and release initiative in Abu Dhabi.  The programme was launched in July 2020 and includes purpose-built laboratories, research and rehabilitation facilities at The National Aquarium. In 2022 Wildlife Rescue Program launched a first-of-its-kind rescue boat in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, and plans are underway for a first-of-its-kind wildlife ambulance, capable of providing immediate first aid more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Emirates Nature-WWF Join Hands to Drive Public Participation in Scientific Research across the UAE

• The programme named Sahim (meaning “contribute” in Arabic) is a comprehensive citizen science initiative in the UAE that allows the public to participate in scientific environmental research • Sahim aims to harness the power of community participation, which supports the national drive to utilise science in combating climate change and nature loss • The long-term vision of Sahim is to drive a new era of citizen-science in the UAE, which will contribute to environmental and conservation research, decision-making and setting policies and regulations    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 8,2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Emirates Nature- WWF announced the launch of a comprehensive citizen science programme, under the name Sahim.  The programme will more

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Issues Marine Water Quality Policy

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 February 2023: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has issued a policy on sustaining marine water quality that reviews the current situation and main challenges related to marine water quality in the emirate. The policy is part of EAD’s efforts to maintain and sustain Abu Dhabi’s marine waters, and limit practices that can cause marine pollution.  The policy aims to develop relevant legislative and regulatory frameworks, and halt discharges that may have adverse impacts on the marine environment by fostering recycling and reuse programmes. The policy will also develop a programme that enhances preparedness in cases of emergency that affect marine water quality, and will enhance knowledge and awareness about the potential adverse impacts of pollutants, proposing solutions to mitigate more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Holds Annual Stakeholders Event and Celebrates Fruitful Cooperation and Achievements Over the Past Year

Abu Dhabi, 3rd February 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted its annual partners forum on Thursday February 2nd, during which EAD's achievements in the field of environmental protection were highlighted. Furthermore, the fruitful cooperation with the Agency’s partners was celebrated, and their role in strengthening Abu Dhabi's global position in preserving the environment was lauded. The meeting was attended by Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, alongside a number of senior officials and department heads from 65 government and private organisations. The meeting highlighted EAD's achievements over the last year as part of the ongoing pursuit of its strategic vision to ensure a sustainable future for all. To achieve this, the Agency is constantly working to more

42 Abu Dhabi Hosts Session on Trademarks, Copyright, Software, and Computer Applications

 as part of the ‘42 Abu Dhabi Talks’ initiative   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 January 2023: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer learning methodology, held an engaging session titled "Discussions on Trademarks and Copyright, Software, and Computer Applications". The session was conducted by Munir Suboh, who is a Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property at Ahmed Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP.   The session was held as part of the ‘42 Abu Dhabi Talks’ initiative, through which the school aims to welcome thought leaders and experts in prominent sectors to share their extensive knowledge with students. This comes in line with the school’s commitment to create a talent pool of coders who are equipped more

EY Launches MENA's First Climate Change Readiness Index to support Regional Decarbonization Efforts

• EY MENA Climate Change Readiness Index (CCRI) shows that nearly every country in the region has substantially reduced per capita emissions from 2015 levels • The Index provides scorecards for the GCC countries, Egypt, and Jordan that can help governments, investors, and citizens to evaluate climate change readiness • The Index ranks the UAE highly in adaptation and mitigation measures and highlights its standout efforts to combat climate change in the region   Dubai, UAE – 24 January 2023:  EY has announced the launch of its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Climate Change Readiness Index (CCRI), a pioneering tool designed to help countries in the region assess and improve their resilience to the impacts of climate change.    The Index measures the readiness of the six more

International Defence Conference 2023 Kicks Off on 19 February with Participation of Leaders and Decision-makers from around the World

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 January 2023: Under the gracious patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the International Defence Conference (IDC) 2023 is set to kick off on 19 February, with the participation of a large number of leaders, decision-makers, and senior officials specializing in the field of defence industries from all over the world. The Conference is organized by ADNEC Group in cooperation with Tawazun Council (Tawazun) and the Ministry of Defence, prior to the launch of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2023, which will be held on 20-24 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The Conference will be opened by His Excellency more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Launches Competition for Government Entities to Encourage Reduction of Single-Use Products

As part of Mission to Zero Campaign, Abu Dhabi, 23 January 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has today launched “Mission to Zero Government Challenge” for Abu Dhabi Government entities to encourage the reduction of single-use products. The organisations are to report results of the amount of waste they generated and their percentage of reduction by the end March 2023, and the entity that records the highest amount of waste reduction will receive recognition. The challenge aims to encourage government organisations to transition away from single-use products as part of EAD’s Single-Use Plastic Policy that was launched in March 2020. In June 2022, a ban on single-use plastic bags became effective and EAD issued a guide for government organisations titled: ‘Becoming Free of Single-Use more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Bestows Honorary Green Industries Eco-Label Upon Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi, 20, January 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has granted Etihad Airways an honorary Green Industries Environmental Label for outstanding environmental performance. The organisation was recognised for finding innovative pollution control solutions and applying best environmental practices, which led to an increase in environmental compliance levels across the airline. The Agency awarded the label during a ceremony held on the sideline of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week attended by Engineer Faisal Ali Al Hammadi, Acting Executive Director of Environment Quality Sector at EAD and Mariam Al Qubaisi Head of Sustainability and Business Excellence from Etihad Airways.  The Green Industries innovative programme, which was launched in June 2022, is customised based on best international practices more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Reveals How Abu Dhabi Balances Economic Development with Conservation of Biodiversity

Abu Dhabi, 19th January 2023: Ahmed Al Hashmi, Executive Director of Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has shed light on how Abu Dhabi strikes the perfect balance between economic development and conservation of biodiversity. He also explained how EAD played an important role in ensuring that businesses and infrastructure projects were planned with the environment in mind so as not to harm any local species.  He shared his thoughts during an in-conversation session under the theme of ‘The Business Case for Biodiversity’. The event was held at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit on the 17th of January at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  Also present was Prof. Carlos Manuel Duarte, a distinguished Professor of Marine more

Tadweer Signs Five Operations Contracts with a Total Value of Over AED 2 Billion

 On the last day of EcoWASTE 2023 Exhibition and Forum   18 January 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) signed five operations contracts with a value of over AED 2 billion. The contracts, which were signed with Alphamed Abu Dhabi LLC and Terberg RosRoca Vehicle Manufacturing, Beeah Sharjah Environment Company LLC, Averda Waste Management LLC, and JV Lavajet Al Ain/Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport LLC (NBHH), cover solid waste collection and transportation services, public cleaning services in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and waste containers management and maintenance in Abu Dhabi. The 6-year contracts aim to make a big leap in the quality of services and environment-friendly services by providing electrical equipment for waste collection and transportation, cleaning services for main more

Adaptation Investment in the UAE would Contribute more than AED 100 billion to GDP

AED 10 billion investment could return more than 12x by 2030 16 Jan 2023, Dubai, UAE – Standard Chartered announced today the launch of its latest research report titled ‘The Adaptation Economy’ which investigates the need for climate adaptation. The report revealed that a AED10 billion adaptation investment to withstand projected climate damage could contribute more than AED 100 billion to the country’s gross domestic product by 2030.  The research features 10 markets, including the UAE, India, China, and Pakistan, and highlights that the lack of action could cost billions in climate damages and lost GDP growth this decade. Across the entire study, without a minimum investment of AED 110 billion, the markets included in the study face projected damages and lost GDP growth of over AED 1 trillion. The more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Plants One Million Mangrove Seeds by Drone

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12, January 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has successfully planted one million mangrove seeds using drones, as part of the first phase of a drone mangrove plantation project supporting the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative. The Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative was announced in February 2021 during His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge’s landmark visit to the UAE, where he met with His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, at Jubail Mangrove Park.   This initiative, which is implemented by EAD with a series of local, regional and international partners, supports Abu Dhabi’s ambitious plans to establish the emirate as a global hub for research and more

ADNEC Group in Cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence holds Meeting with Ambassador, Diplomatic Missions' Representatives, and Military attachés in the UAE

 To brief them on the latest developments of the International Defence Exhibition, Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition and the accompanying conference Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11th of January 2023:  ADNEC Group in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence held a meeting with a group of ambassadors and representatives of official diplomatic missions and military attachés in the UAE to brief them on the latest developments of the two exhibitions and the accompanying International Defence Conference. The events will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE from 20-24 February 2023, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. ADNEC Group is organizing the 16th edition of the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX 2023) and the 7th edition of the Naval Defense more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Contributes to Enhancement of Sustainability in Abu Dhabi

As One of the Main Sponsors of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week,   Abu Dhabi, 9th January 2023: As the primary environmental regulator in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and a leader in the implementation of sustainable best practices, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is one of the main sponsors of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).  Held under the patronage of UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ADSW will contribute to setting the sustainability agenda ahead of COP28, the UAE Climate Conference being held near the end of 2023.  Under the theme of ‘United on Climate Action Toward COP28,’ ADSW will establish the UAE leadership’s commitment to practical and inclusive climate action. The event will also be a significant gathering of global sustainability decision more

Abu Dhabi Chamber Enhances Digital Effortless Certificate of Origin Service

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 January 2023:  Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) has launched the updated version of its Effortless Certificate of Origin service, which aims to enhance customers’ experience and reduce the time taken for acquiring the service. This comes as part of its participation in the Abu Dhabi Program for Effortless Customer Experience, launched by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office. The Abu Dhabi Program for Effortless Customer Experience supports Abu Dhabi’s human-centric approach. It enables everyone living and working in the emirate, as well as visitors, to carry out tasks - from buying a home, to starting a business, or exploring the emirate - quickly, seamlessly and more

EAD Launches 'Eltezam': A New Digital System for Environmental Inspection and Compliance Evaluation

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Launches ‘Eltezam’: a New Digital System for Environmental Inspection and Compliance Evaluation That Matches Abu Dhabi’s Rapid Development Pace Abu Dhabi, January 5th 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has recently launched ‘Eltezam’ – a new digital system for environmental inspection and compliance evaluation which gives EAD’s inspectors the flexibility to evaluate facilities and projects based on actual on-site activities and operations. The new system allows inspectors to comprehensively review any aspect of an organisation’s activities regarding any potential environmental harm rather than being limited to activities listed on their environmental license.  The launch of ‘Eltezam’ is part of EAD’s more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Offers Easy Steps for Requesting to Deepen a Groundwater Well

3rd January 2023: As part of the Abu Dhabi Program for Effortless Customer Experience led by Abu Dhabi Executive Office (ADEO) for services provided on the TAMM e-government portal, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi now offers very simple steps to customers requesting a license for deepening a groundwater well.  The Abu Dhabi Program for Effortless Customer Experience is a pioneering new model that will enable effortless customer experiences across the Abu Dhabi Government and position the emirate as a leader. The new model, which addresses the entire customer experience holistically, is benchmarked against international standards and will include major investments in human capital through a government-wide effortless customer experience training programme. The Abu Dhabi model uses a holistic and collaborative approach more

Ma'an Organizes its Latest “Community Clean Up!” Day in Shawamekh and Shamkhah

Abu Dhabi, 28 December 2022 – The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an hosted its latest initiative “Community Clean Up!”, in Shawamekh and Shamkhah areas on Saturday 24 December.    The program reflects Ma’an's drive to support sustainable lifestyles in Abu Dhabi community through voluntary participation and efforts that can have positive and continuous social impacts that will benefit all citizens and residents.   Through “Community Clean Up!”, volunteers will target specific areas in Abu Dhabi to collect recyclable materials which will then be processed and redistributed as a means of both cleaning the Emirate and giving back to the community. Volunteers will have the chance to organize the event, clean the selected sites, and help in sorting and recycling the more

Al Etihad Credit Bureau Strengthens Credit Registry in Collaboration with UAE Ministry of Justice

"Further strengthening our credit registry is in line with our commitment to enable lenders, individuals, businesses, government entities, and the general public to make informed credit decisions based on a comprehensive set of data,” says AECB CEO. Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2022: Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB), a UAE federal government entity that provides information and analytics to support credit decisions, has collaborated with the Ministry of Justice to expand its credit registry to include court-imposed legal financial obligations, with the aim of providing lenders with more holistic information about companies and individuals. The UAE Ministry of Justice is responsible for regulating and supervising the administrative and financial affairs of the nation's federal court system. The Ministry of more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination Partner for Mission to Zero Campaign

Abu Dhabi, December 27th , 2022:  The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has partnered with Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO) for the production of 2,500 reusable bags branded with Mission to Zero.  Mission to Zero is a public awareness campaign that strives for zero plastic, waste, emissions and destruction of biodiversity through activations and outdoor advertising. The bags will be handmade by ZHO members and distributed through EAD, however the majority will be shared through ZHO during their events and channels so that the general public and people of determination have access to them. The bags, which are made out of cotton will also have the ZHO logo printed to highlight their collaboration in the Mission to Zero campaign. Ahmed Baharoon, Executive Director of Environment more

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy unveils its new Consumer Protection Policy

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The Arab Youth Center in Abu Dhabi Honours the Members of the First Batch and Launches the Work of the Second Cohort of the Youth Envoys Program for Development in the Arab Region

• Shamma Al Mazrouei: We are committed with our partners to nurturing, supporting and empowering young cadres working in the fields of development         Abu Dhabi, UAE: 15 December 2022 - The Arab Youth Center, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program, graduated members of the first batch of members of the Youth Envoys for Development Program in the Arab Region, after the successful expansion of the program to include three new Arab countries, with the aim of supporting the economic, social and human development paths in line with The Arab Youth Center and the United Nations Development Program signed the agreement to launch the second edition of the Youth Envoys for Development Program last March during the "Arab Meeting of Young Leaders", in order to double the more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Signs MoU to monitor Offshore Air Quality

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Leads World-First Offshore Atmospheric Research Expedition between Spain and UAE in Partnership with Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and The Cyprus Institute Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Cyprus Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, regarding cooperation on a major atmospheric research project named Atmospheric Research Expedition to Abu Dhabi (AREAD). The agreement will see an EAD research vessel fitted with advanced monitoring equipment supplied and operated by researchers of the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C) of The Cyprus Institute, a leading regional Center of Excellence for air pollution and climate change research, and the Max Planck more

Hamdan bin Zayed Approves Executive Regulation for Environmental Assessment and Licensing

Abu Dhabi, 8 December 2022: His Highness Hamdan bin Zayed, in his capacity as Chairman of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has approved Executive Regulation for Environmental Assessment and Licensing. The Executive Regulation aims to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the population, protect the environment, and preserve natural resources. The issuance of the regulation was based on Law No. (16) of 2005 regarding the reorganisation of EAD and its amendments, and Federal Law No. (24) of 1999 regarding the protection and development of the environment and its amendments and regulations. Through the articles of the regulation, all procedures, conditions and requirements for environmental licenses and the accreditation and registration of environmental consultancy offices in Abu Dhabi have been established. The more

Sultan Bin Tahnoon: The Memory of our Heroic Martyrs will remain in Our Hearts and Minds Forever

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 November 2022: In a speech honouring Commemoration Day, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Frontline Heroes Office, paid tribute to the nation’s heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the UAE, saying they will remain in our hearts and minds forever.   His Excellency expressed his sincere gratitude to those who, over the years, played such important roles in enabling the UAE to achieve the progress it enjoys today. He said, “Today, and every day, we remember in reverence our fallen heroes for their courage, their dignity and what they sacrificed in order to keep the UAE flag flying high and preserve our nation’s security and safety."   His Excellency said that the nation's fallen heroes have become a beacon more

EAD and FAO Join Efforts to Revive the Pearl Industry in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 28 November 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a joint effort to revive the heritage and traditions of the Emirate’s pearl industry. The ‘Abu Dhabi Pearls’ project involves sustainably farming high quality pearls in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf.  The project comes as part of a broader collaboration between FAO and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) which focuses on introducing sustainable aquaculture and building a sector that creates jobs, protects the environment and supports livelihoods in the long term. In 2019, EAD launched the sustainable aquaculture policy for Abu Dhabi, which aims to promote growth in the emirate’s aquaculture sector and more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ahmed Al Mahmood Group to Boost Cooperation in Veterinary Medicine

Dubai-UAE: 27 November, 2022 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ahmed Al Mahmood Group that specializes in providing veterinary services to promote cooperation in areas related to veterinary medicine. His Excellency Eng Mohammed Mousa Alameeri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Food Diversity Sector at MOCCAE, and Ahmed Asim Almahmood, Chairman of the Group, signed the agreement.  His Excellency Eng Alameeri said: “Safeguarding animal health is a strategic priority for MOCCAE. Given the close link between public health and animal health, we are keen to ensure our local veterinary staff can meet the highest international standards in animal care. The MoU with Ahmed Al Mahmood Group aligns with the Ministry’s commitment to engaging the more

ADX Hosts Top Celebrities and Business Magnates from Expansionary Business Program by Maven Global Access

• Delegation of entrepreneurs and businesspeople include ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary, Manchester United icon, Patrice Evra and NBA Lakers legend, Metta World Peace • The visit to ADX showcases Abu Dhabi as a destination for US companies looking to expand   Abu Dhabi, 22 November 2022: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) hosted a delegation from Access Abu Dhabi, a Maven Global Access program, supported by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), that aims to spotlight Abu Dhabi as a destination where organizations can achieve global expansion. The delegation featured sports legends, Patrice Evra and Metta World Peace, along with Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary and business magnates from the US.    The Access Abu Dhabi delegates were given a tour of ADX’s facilities more

ADFD Participates in the Plenary Session of the Council of Foreign Investors in Uzbekistan

ABU DHABI, 18th November 2022 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development participated in the first plenary session of the Council of Foreign Investors in Uzbekistan, which was held this week under the chairmanship of His Excellency Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan.  The discussions focused on fostering economic development in Uzbekistan by facilitating investment in various fields and enabling investors to overcome obstacles. Many development institutions and international financial organizations participated in the conference. Addressing the conference, H.E. Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, highlighted the special bonds between the UAE and Uzbekistan that have remarkably strengthened over the past decade. “Thanks to the visionary leaders of the two nations, the UAE more

Abu Dhabi Makes Significant Progress in Building Resilience and Preparing for Climate Change through Various Policies and Initiatives

Abu Dhabi, 18 November 2022: Abu Dhabi is making significant progress in implementing its various policies and initiatives to build resilience and prepare the emirate to confront the impacts of climate change. With the global pandemic and economic setback causing the world to endure a tough time over the past couple of years, Abu Dhabi is ensuring climate change policy is not marginalised, as environmental sustainability is more critical than ever. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is making sure it is taking the right steps to tackle the impact of climate change to make it safe for its residents.  Aligning to this objective, the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has put environmental sustainability at the top of its priorities by setting strict policies and procedures to ensure the emirate is prepared to face the more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Hosts Youth Debate Around Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, November 16th, 2022: As part of its forward-looking vision and youth empowering agenda, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted a youth debate during COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt that is being held from November 6th to 18th. The debate took place on the 10th of November at the UAE Pavilion, and it was organised in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority of the UAE and covered the challenging topic of climate change and securing energy. Other stakeholders include Arab Youth Council for Climate Change, TAQA and ADNOC.  The 45-minute debate saw a dynamic battle between the team that supported the existence of opportunities in securing energy while limiting the repercussions of the climate change crisis, and the opposition team that opposed the idea. Both teams presented their point of view in the more

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Minister of Economy invites German companies to take advantage of investment opportunities & ...…

Meeting with German delegation takes place during H.E. Bin Touq's official visit to the country Abu Dhabi, March 14, 2023:  H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, met with a trade and industry delegation from Germany recently, during his visit to the country to explore the strengthening of cooperation between Abu Dhabi and Berlin. The German delegation consisted of more

Ministry of Economy launches ScaleUp Franchise program in partnership with ‘Emtiyz' to enable UAE ...…

Under phase II of ‘The Entrepreneurial Nation’ H.E Al Saleh: The Ministry of Economy will continue providing support to entrepreneurs in the UAE through The Entrepreneurial Nation, and the program provides new opportunities for the growth of SMEs   SMEs wishing to participate in the program can apply through this link: The Entrepreneurial Nation Abu Dhabi, 2 more

Ministry of Economy honors 35 UAE companies that completed ScaleUp Export training program in ...…

H.E. Al Saleh: UAE attaches great significance to the SME sector and the program promotes the growth of UAE companies and the global reach of their exports Abu Dhabi, November 18, 2022:  The Ministry of Economy honored 35 UAE companies, graduates of the ScaleUp Export  training program, which was launched by the Ministry in cooperation with global shipping and logistics company UPS more

UAE Minister of Economy discusses joint investment opportunities with several Caribbean ministers…

During his participation in Havana International Fair 2022 H.E. Bin Touq: Caribbean countries are a promising destination for investment and trade, boasting diverse economic opportunities and therefore we are keen to bring UAE and Caribbean private sectors closer. Abu Dhabi, 18 November 2022- At the invitation of the Cuban government, H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, more

Tadweer Participates in the Sheikh Zayed Festival as a Strategic Sponsor and Partner…

15 November 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has announced its participation as a strategic sponsor and partner in the Sheikh Zayed Festival, which will be held in Al Wathba region from 18 November 2022 to 18 March 2023. The Center’s participation in the festival comes in line with its objectives to raise awareness about its services, maintain the more

Ministry of Economy explains new cooperatives law & its role in ensuring national economy's ...…

Law to come into effect in December 2022 and the Ministry will issue its executive regulation soon Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2022:  The Ministry of Economy held a media briefing on the Federal Decree-Law No. 6 of 2022 on cooperatives, launched by H.H Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The law establishes a milestone in the cooperatives sector, thus contributing to more

H.E. Abdulla Al Hamed Launches ‘Abu Dhabi's Community Campaign' supporting the National Programme ...…

• Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Al Hamed, is the first to register in the campaign, leading by example to encourage community members to register as organ and tissue donors   • The campaign supports the ‘Hayat’ programme and is aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in the national programme    • It showcases more

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to be an Active Participant During COP27…

Abu Dhabi, 3rd November 2022: Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is a critical part of the official UAE delegation headed by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the UAE Climate Change Envoy Office participating in the Conference of Parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP27. The event this year is held in Sharm El more

EDGE entity ADSB unveils a 51m Offshore Patrol Wessel at Indo Defence 2022…

• 510 OPV is co-designed by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and ARES Shipyard, and built by ADSB in the UAE • Modular multi-role platform is ideal for a wide range of critical seakeeping missions   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 2 November, 2022 – EGDE entity ADSB, the regional leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial more

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