UAE Council for Climate Action Assesses Progress towards Climate Sustainability

UAE Council for Climate Action Assesses Progress towards Climate Sustainability

UAE Council for Climate Action assessed progress in national initiatives aimed at achieving climate sustainability and establishes action plan for 2024

The UAE Council for Climate Action assessed the most recent advancements in the country's action to achieve climate sustainability.

The Council also reviewed various programs aimed at attaining climate neutrality, examined its work agenda with the concerned authorities in the nation for the current year, and formulated an action plan.

This was during the first meeting of the UAE Council for Climate Action in 2024, which was held virtually and chaired by Her Excellency Dr Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

At the commencement of the meeting, H.E highlighted the culmination of efforts spanning a year, both preceding and following the Conference of the Parties (COP28), which concluded with the UAE Consensus that made a historic impact on the global climate action agenda.

H.E Dr Al Dahak said, “Throughout the COP28 conference, the UAE, with the collective representation of key stakeholders, introduced a comprehensive global sustainability model spanning across all sectors. This positioned our nation at the forefront of global discussions.

"Currently, the primary focus of the Council is now on operationalizing the UAE's Net Zero 2050 Strategy. Delving into various strategic plans requires meticulous monitoring to guarantee the achievement of this ambitious goal, especially within critical economic sectors.”

Her Excellency added: “Through collaboration, we can bring about transformative change that aligns with our wise leadership's aspirations. By engaging society in our efforts, we can effectively achieve all our goals.

"Let's make 2024 and the following years a new opportunity to strengthen the UAE's global position and its ability to develop a more sustainable society, economy, and environment, not only for us but also for future generations.”

The UAE Council for Climate Action meeting discussed the progress made towards implementing the UAE's Net Zero 2050 Strategy and collaboration with various ministries and federal and local authorities.

The Strategy focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by setting interim targets, implementing initiatives and projects, and taking necessary government actions. The Strategy also includes a proposed governance mechanism to monitor the implementation of the plan.

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