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HE Mariam Almheiri hands over ministerial responsibilities to HE Dr. Amna Al Dahak

by Madaline Dunn

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, former Minister of Climate Change and Environment, recently met with the newly appointed Minister, Her Excellency Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, to hand over ministerial responsibilities and discuss the Ministry’s strategies and priorities.

At the meeting, the two ministers discussed the Ministry’s upcoming plans, initiatives and projects that serve the government and its national priorities, agreeing to offer mutual support to ensure a seamless continuation of environmental agendas without disruption.

HE Dr. Amna Al Dahak said: “I am honored to assume this responsibility and deeply appreciative of Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri’s efforts in leading environmental efforts at the Ministry,” she said. “Under her wise guidance, significant strides were made in our environmental pursuits. I look forward to continuing our national efforts towards sustainable practices and innovative policies.

“This is an important time for the UAE’s environmental work, and I thank her for her support in ensuring a smooth transition. The UAE has proven its leadership on the international stage with the UAE Consensus and a highly successful COP28, and so, we must continue to lead the way at home in protecting our own environment and biodiversity. I look forward to working with all our partners to further our sustainable practices and chart a path towards a greener future”.

For her part, HE Mariam Almheiri, Head of the International Affairs Office at the Presidential Court, commented: “The UAE is a pioneer in the field of environmental sustainability and its commitment and innovative practices are a testament to the government’s dedication to preserving the environment. I am delighted to hand over this important role to Dr. Amna and wish her the very best in leading our initiatives towards a brighter, more sustainable future”.

As Minister of Climate Change and Environment, HE Dr. Al Dahak will oversee and lead environmental initiatives in partnership with other government partners, the private sector, startups in relevant sectors, and all segments of the community.

Her leadership will include focusing on boosting the economic value of environmental programs, promoting research and development programs to enhance food and environmental security, and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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