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UAE Council for Environmental and Municipal Work meets to discuss latest environmental projects

by Madaline Dunn

HE Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, recently chaired a meeting of the UAE Council for Environmental and Municipal Work, held in Al Ain.

The meeting aimed to monitor the integration of municipal work and review the latest developments related to the implementation of environmental programs and projects.

The national program for combating palm tree pests and the efforts of the Ministry and the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority were examined. Updates on the UAE Integrated Waste Management Agenda 2023-2026, the biological treatment of organic waste, and the development of a comprehensive program for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility were also discussed.

The efforts of the National Mosquito Control Program in the Northern Emirates were reviewed, and updates were shared on national climate initiatives, including the UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategy, the National Dialogue for Climate Ambition, and the National Carbon Sequestration Project to plant 100 million Mangrove trees by 2030.

The meeting also covered the discussions held at the UAE’s pavilions during COP28, as well as the outcomes of the negotiating and non-negotiating sessions of the COP28.

HE Dr. Al Dahak, commented: “The efforts of the Council are a fundamental driver in achieving the country’s sustainable development targets. These efforts were highlighted at COP28, hosted by the UAE last December, where the country showcased its experience in environmental and municipal work, and its ambitious projects and initiatives to achieve Net Zero by 2050 through national strategies and plans.”

Adding: “I am confident that the Council will continue its efforts and work with the same spirit of cooperation in completing projects, as well as in developing and improving environmental and municipal services provided to the public, and contribute to the aspirations of our wise leadership in promoting sustainable development and prosperity for the people of the UAE.”

The meeting was attended by HE Mohammad Saeed Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the MoCCAE; HE Eng. Mohammed Mousa Alameeri, Assistant Undersecretary for Food Diversity; and HE Eng. Othaibah Al-Qiydi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Sustainable Communities at the Ministry.

Also present at the meeting were HE Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Monitoring & Follow Up Sector at the Ministry of Economy; HE Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Electricity, Water and Future Energy Sector at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure; HE Ali Khalifa Al Qamzy, General Manager, of Al-Ain City Municipality; HE Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Al Zaabi, Chairman of Municipal Affairs Department in Sharjah; HE Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department; HE Munther Mohammed bin Shekar Al Zaabi, Director-General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department; and HE Eng. Mohamed Saif Al-Afkham, Director General of Fujairah Municipality.

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