Punta del Este, Uruguay – The UAE Ministry of Environment & Water (MoEW) recently hosted a side event in the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) – a successful side event that was attended by 120 delegates from different countries and international organisations, and saw the UAE being accepted to host the next edition, COP 13, in Dubai in 2018. AGEDI’s work on the Blue Carbon Project in partnership with MoEW was highlighted at the dedicated side event, as well as key UAE sustainable projects and events, including the upcoming Eye on Earth Summit and Ecocity World Summit, to be held in October this year in Abu Dhabi. AGEDI’s blue carbon and ecosystem services outcomes support the UAE’s position to the Ramsar Convention; the country has been a party to the Convention since 2007, and has designated five wetland sites onto the List of Wetlands of International Importance (‘Ramsar Sites’), considered to be of high value to the country and the world because of the ecosystem services they provide. The nation’s wetland ecosystem is one of the most unique and diverse in the Arabian Peninsula, and includes marshes, vast tidal flats, fresh water aquifers, mangroves and coral reefs.
Dubai, UAE – AGEDI has joined forces with WeatherTech GCC as a Strategic Partner of the 2015 event – the first of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. WeatherTech GCC will gather international experts, GCC, federal and national meteorology and environment organisations with representatives from the aviation, oil & gas, marine and media industries to discuss next generation technologies to revolutionise the collection, analysis and distribution of weather forecasting data in the GCC. For more information on the event, visit weathertechgcc.com.