Climate

    Human cost of failing to check climate change unimaginable, says top WHO official
    05 Dec 2022

    The human cost of failure to check climate change will be so unimaginably enormous that top WHO official Maria Neira is reluctant to be drawn into details. But the little she can reveal is harrowing. “It is not just about polar bears,” Ms Neira, WHO’s deputy director for environment, climate change and health, told The National on […]

    RRS Sir David Attenborough’s race to save the doomsday glacier
    04 Dec 2022

    At 120 kilometres across, Thwaites, the so-called doomsday glacier, functions as a plug holding back the mass of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. If — or when — the glacier melts, it will result in a world sea level rise of more than half a metre. But the worst would be yet to come. The […]

    UAE and Egypt maximizing their efforts to mitigate the risks of climate change
    30 Nov 2022

    Abu Dhabi: For Egypt and the UAE, as hosts of COP27 and COP28 UAE respectively, the renewed urgency in how the two nations approach climate change has reaffirmed their resounding commitment to encourage closer cooperation and generate greater climate progress. As part of concerted efforts to work together and strengthen global climate action, the UAE […]

    UAE set to launch region’s first Independent Climate Change Accelerators
    24 Sep 2022

    NEW YORK, 20th September, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE announced today the establishment of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) during New York Climate Week. The UICCA is a non-partisan, climate action entity that will bring together members of the public and private sector, including academic institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to drive the […]

    UAE Climate Council explores possibilities to drive Net-Zero efforts with private sector participation
    15 Sep 2022

    DUBAI, 13th September, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE Climate Council, headed by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, discussed priorities on the country’s climate agenda at its first meeting since its establishment, held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE). Almheiri said the current acceleration […]

    Developed world should take action to help countries deal with climate change: IRENA’s Director-General
    11 Sep 2022

    ABU DHABI, 7th September, 2022 (WAM) — Developed world should take urgent action to cooperate and help countries that observe the repercussions of climate change overcome all difficulties, the chief of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA, said that […]

    Egypt prepares for flagship UN climate conference, in a year of unprecedented global weather shocks
    10 Sep 2022

    CAIRO, 6th September, 2022 (WAM) — Regional authorities in Egypt, the host country of the 2022 UN climate conference (COP27), are ramping up initiatives designed to improve the country’s environmental credentials, and speed up its transition to a low carbon economy. The event will begin on 4 November, in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm […]

    MoCCAE launches UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge
    31 Aug 2022

    DUBAI, 29th August, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) today launched the UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge. The pledge aims to increase the engagement of the private sector in the country’s decarbonisation drive, in line with the UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative. The pledge forms the basis of future collaborations […]

    UAE minister says climate goals need to be pragmatic and sustainable
    25 Jul 2022

    Climate change goals must be sustainable if governments are to stick to them, the UAE’s environment minister said, at a time when the energy crisis has led to a scramble for new sources of oil and gas. Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said there must be a realism about the transition to clean energy. […]

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment hosts workshop to update national strategy to combat desertification
    23 Jul 2022

    DUBAI, 22nd July, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) organised a workshop to update the National Strategy to Combat Desertification in line with its efforts to prevent and reverse land degradation and meet the UAE’s commitment to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Held on July 19th and […]