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Abu Dhabi named Arab Environment Capital 2023

by Madaline Dunn

The Secretariat General of the Arab League and the Council of Arab Environment Ministers have named Abu Dhabi as the Arab Environment Capital for 2023. 

The emirate secured the accolade for its achievements in environmental protection and climate action over several years, led by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), it was shared.

The submission outlined key achievements and initiatives, including:

  • The development of green infrastructure,
  • Improvements in air and water quality, and 
  • The adoption of renewable energy and clean technology in all core sectors.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “Abu Dhabi is a pioneering leader in sustainability, in full alignment with the UAE’s vision and commitment to fostering a sustainable and prosperous future. This was reaffirmed by the announcement of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that 2024 is the Year of Sustainability once again.” 

Further, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan noted that winning the award was a result of collaboration and joint efforts by governmental and private bodies, sectors and institutions in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi won the competition organised by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment during its 34th session in Muscat last year.

Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), Abu Dhabi Sustainable Water Solutions Company (ADSWS), Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company Tadweer, and the Department of Energy (DOE) were all involved in preparing the award submission. 

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