Uae Paris Agreement
In an unprecedented demonstration of political will, more than 175 countries signed the agreement in April 2016. To date, 60 countries, which account for only 48% of global greenhouse gas emissions, have ratified the agreement. To enter into force, it must be ratified by at least 55 countries, which account for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Alam added: „We believe that implementing ambitious measures in the United Arab Emirates to comply with the Paris Agreement will create new economic sectors, stimulate innovation and job creation, while diversifying the economy away from oil, in line with the UAE`s 2021 vision.“ As a result of this important scientific discovery of ozone depletion, in 1985 in Vienna many countries called for an agreement on the protection of the ozone layer. Tanzeed Alam, director of climate and energy at the Emirates Wildlife Society in collaboration with WWF (EWS-WWF), said: „This is an important milestone, but it is only the beginning, and we need to see that all countries are urgently increasing their ambitions because the current level of commitments is not enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as required by the Paris agreement.“ Learn more about the UAE`s efforts to produce clean, renewable energy. . The United Arab Emirates has implemented 14 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects under the auspices of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. The projected total annual reduction in these projects has been estimated at approximately one million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2Eq). To address the critical effects of climate change on natural ecosystems and on the surface of water, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and environment has implemented soilless cultivation technology in several agricultural projects. The Eco-Schools initiative was launched as a global initiative, led by the Emirates Wildlife Society, in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to promote environmental action in schools.
The United Arab Emirates is working to manage greenhouse gas emissions from key sectors such as oil and gas, gas, construction and transportation under a national green growth framework called Green Agenda 2015-2030, as outlined in the UAE`s State of the Green Economy report in 2016. The UAE`s efforts will be further strengthened by an upcoming national climate change plan, to be launched under the leadership of the Climate Change and Environment Council, established in 2016, to actively promote the involvement of the private sector and other actors in climate change. Dr. Al Zeyoudi also met with Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Hakima Al Haite, Minister of the Environment and Champion of Morocco.