Climate research: a priority in the UAE

The collaboration seeks to preserve biological diversity and bolster national food security
Climate research: a priority in the UAE
A green United Arab Emirates

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and TRENDS Research and Advisory signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week. The MoU points toward the United Arab Emirates’ commitment to their climate and environmental sustainability goals. Furthermore, the MoU will foster greater collaboration across a range of sectors. 

The overarching objective is to uplift the research capabilities of both organizations, in turn, establishing a solid foundation for a knowledge-driven society. Research will help in generating insights, observing and analyzing the external environment, and identifying avenues for a more sustainable future.

They signed the agreement at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai. Signatories include His Excellency Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of TRENDS Research and Advisory.

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This initiative aligns with the Ministry’s climate strategy, contributing to the UAE’s action goals. These goals encompass substantial reductions in carbon emissions and the achievement of climate neutrality by 2050. Furthermore, the collaboration seeks to augment efforts aimed at preserving biological diversity and bolstering national food security.

His Excellency Mohammed Al Nuaimi said, “Research is critical to understanding the challenges and opportunities and identifying climate and environmental policies to achieve our strategic goals. During the Year of Sustainability and in the run-up to hosting COP28, it is important to highlight the UAE’s climate action model. Our cooperation with TRENDS is an important step in enhancing environmental and climate research.”

With a large focus on the areas of research and development, community-based initiatives will be put in place. These will benefit communities from several areas.  

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