The UAE Governments Net Zero 2050 Charter Signed
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed the signing of the UAE Governments Net Zero 2050 Charter on Monday.
The charter comes to support the objectives of the National Net Zero by 2050 pathway, unveiled at the COP27 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in line with the UAE Net Zero 2050 strategic initiative, the UAE state news agency WAM stated.
This came on the sidelines of the UAE Cabinet meeting, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, a WAM report read.
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The Charter was signed by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment; Saif Ghobash, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Dubai Executive Council; Asma bin Taliah, Secretary-General of the Sharjah Executive Council; Dr. Saeed Al Matroushi, Secretary-General of the Ajman Executive Council; Muhammad Al Naqbi; Acting Secretary-General of the Umm Al Qaiwain Executive Council; Dr. Muhammad Abdul Latif, Secretary-General of the Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council; and Mohammed Al Dhanhani, Director of the Emiri Court of Fujairah.
The UAE government represented by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and the local governments of the seven emirates will cooperate effectively to implement and monitor initiatives and measures to mitigate the effects of climate change on biodiversity, environment, biosecurity and public health.
On the occasion H.E. Mariam Almheiri said: "We realise the importance and inevitability of facing the challenge of climate change and its repercussions that affect public health, the availability of food, water, air, wildlife and biodiversity, with the participation of all components and sectors of society, led by the governments of the seven emirates."
The Charter will focus on areas and opportunities of the utmost importance in the National Net Zero 2050 Pathway, including the transport sector, construction, industry and other sectors.
As per the charter, the UAE government represented by MOCCAE and the local governments of the seven emirates will cooperate effectively to implement and monitor initiatives and measures to mitigate the effects of climate change on biodiversity, environment, biosecurity and public health.
The governments of the seven emirates affirmed their commitment to contribute to achieving the National Net Zero by 2050 Pathway, and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Report.
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