Agendas for climate change actions were discussed and deliberated upon in a two-day workshop on climate change held in Dubai that concluded last week. The workshop that was held by The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) saw a panel of experts and other stakeholders suggesting measures and guidelines to deal with a wide spectrum of climate change related phenomena like rise in the sea levels, greenhouse gases and global warming.
Federal and local authorities were adequately represented at the workshop as were other stakeholders who had a keen interest in matters related to climate change. The workshop formed part of a broader narrative on climate change that was adopted by the National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017-2050, a measure that was passed by the Cabinet last year.
The ministry is working in close coordination with the Global Green Growth Institute on how to suitably identify and access the risks that put the country’s sustainable climate resilient future at stake. The four sectors that are vital to maintaining the country’s sustainable environment were recognized as energy, health, environment and infrastructure. The ministry catered to each area of focus by organising a workshop to gain perceptions on potential risks and possible solutions.