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Environmental Facts

UAE Efforts in Protecting the Environment

The UAE is developing the region’s first Climate Change Plan which builds on the Vision 2021, Green Growth Strategy and Innovation Strategy, will further the country’s ambitious economic diversification agenda, and its transition into new, knowledge-based industries.

Currently, the UAE is in the process of drafting the National Climate Change Plan, which will consolidate the country’s climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives under one integrated framework; building on the existing strategies including green growth.

The country is also fostering green business opportunities with various incentive mechanisms and pushing research and development for technological innovations to improve resource efficiency and resilience from climate change.

The UAE is home to the International Renewable Energy Agency, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which is the first international organisation dedicated to renewable energy and first of its kind to be hosted in the Middle East. This is another proof of our commitment to renewable energy.

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UAE Initiatives

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Green Education

In classrooms across the country, students are learning about the UAE’s precious natural resources and learn how their country’s resources and wildlife need to be cared for and protected.

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Masdar

The low-carbon development of Masdar City has an integral role in transforming Abu Dhabi’s economy from an oil foundation to one with a knowledge and innovation base.

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Solar Park

It is the largest single-site solar park in the world. It expands over 77 square kilometres, and will generate 1,000MW by 2020 and 5,000MW by 2030, with total investments worth up to AED 50 billion

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Climate Change Plan

The UAE is developing the region’s first Climate Change Plan which builds on the Vision 2021, Green Growth Strategy and Innovation Strategy, will further the country’s ambitious economic diversification agenda, and its transition into new, knowledge-based industries.