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‘Abu Dhabi Named Arab Environmental Capital for 2023’

by Dubaiforum

Abu Dhabi has been honored with the title of Arab Environment Capital for 2023 by the Secretariat General of the Arab League and the Council of Arab Environment Ministers, recognizing the emirate’s strong commitment to environmental protection and climate action. This prestigious accolade highlights the leading role played by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in driving sustainable practices in the region.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of EAD, expressed immense pride at Abu Dhabi’s designation, attributing it to the visionary leadership of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The city’s pioneering efforts in sustainability, in line with the UAE’s vision for a sustainable future, have been further reinforced by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2024 as another Year of Sustainability.

The award showcases the collaborative endeavors of governmental and private entities in Abu Dhabi towards environmental protection and resource conservation, inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s forward-thinking vision. Abu Dhabi’s recognition as the Arab Environment Capital for 2023 follows a thorough evaluation of its environmental protection initiatives, emphasizing quality of life enhancement and sustainable development in the region.

Key achievements include the establishment of natural carbon sinks, extensive mangrove planting, and the promotion of low-emission transportation options to mitigate climate change impacts. Abu Dhabi’s dedication to land preservation, biodiversity protection, and effective waste management practices further solidifies its status as a global environmental leader.

Aligned with the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy, Abu Dhabi continues to utilize scientific research and innovation to address environmental challenges, garnering international acclaim for its groundbreaking initiatives. Through comprehensive environmental awareness programs, the city has successfully cultivated a sense of environmental responsibility among its residents, earning recognition from global bodies for its impactful actions.

Abu Dhabi’s designation as the Arab Environment Capital for 2023 is a testament to its unwavering commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable development, serving as an inspiration for both the region and global communities facing similar environmental issues. Amidst escalating climate change impacts and environmental deterioration, Abu Dhabi’s proactive approach to tackling these challenges sets a commendable example for nations worldwide, showcasing how economic growth and environmental conservation can coexist harmoniously.

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