The UAE has launched a new campaign to highlight sustainability success stories. This attempts to increase participation in the nation’s efforts to combat climate change.
To increase public awareness of sustainability initiatives and projects in the nation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Higher Committee Charged with Supervising Preparations for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28 UAE), launched the National Sustainability Campaign.
The action tries to persuade locals to support and participate in tactics connected to climate action. UAE expects that as more individuals participate in the program, it would have a beneficial effect and develop an ecologically conscious community.
The UAE made the bold announcement in October 2021 that it will endeavor to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, making it the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to accomplish so. The UAE has promised to invest $50 billion in the United States over the next ten years to increase climate action.
The campaign has been applauded by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, who further noted that the action demonstrates UAE’s commitment to energizing neighborhood and community initiatives.
She claims that it will encourage good behavior. “The National Sustainability Campaign will play a significant role in raising awareness in society and among different partners about the UAE’s efforts in local climate action,” she declared.
In order to meet its goals, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment will work with various partners, including the federal, state, and local governments, as well as businesses in the private sector. According to her, our goal is to highlight the UAE’s initiatives, programs, and activities that demonstrate our nation’s dedication to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and upholding its climate duties.
The Paris Agreement, which requires nations to develop long-term plans to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limit the increase in global temperature to 1.5 C relative to pre-industrial levels, is in line with the UAE’s strategic program Net Zero 2050.
The campaign website is sustainable. ae showcases local efforts and sustainability success stories. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s philosophy and legacy in sustainability served as the foundation for the decades of advancement the UAE has made.
With a wide range of initiatives and successes, including the accomplishment of net zero and conservation efforts on land and at sea, the UAE is currently taking collective action toward a sustainable future.