Abu Dhabi named Arab Environment Capital

Abu Dhabi Media Office

Abu Dhabi has been named Arab Environment Capital for 2023 by the Secretariat General of the Arab League and the Council of Arab Environment Ministers.

It's in honour of the emirate’s achievements in environmental protection and climate action over several years, led by Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD).

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of EAD, said that this award is a result of joint efforts by governmental and private bodies in Abu Dhabi in the field of protecting the environment and preserving its natural resources.

Abu Dhabi won the competition organised by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment during its 34th session in Muscat last year, which coincided with the UAE declaring 2023 the Year of Sustainability, and the country hosting COP28.

The award submission outlined the most prominent achievements and initiatives implemented by the emirate, including: the development of green infrastructure, improvements in air and water quality, and the adoption of renewable energy and clean technology in core sectors.

The emirate also launched a range of awareness campaigns and programmes, motivating residents to take conscious measures to preserve the environment, as well as targeting students and the wider community to support sustainable projects.

EAD prepared its award submission in cooperation with local partners, including Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Water Solutions Company, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company Tadweer, and the Department of Energy.

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