Entries by Jane Glavan

Arabian Blue Forests Working Group now live!

Our Secretariat is very please to share with you our new #ABFWG website! Lots of information on the group itself as well as #bluecarbon systems and #ecosystemservices in the #ArabianPeninsula! http://www.abfwg.com Stay tuned for the community area also to be launched! #blueforests #seagrass #economicvaluation #mangroves #togetherpossible #arabian

Dubai Beaches Worth Millions

A prior study, the Abu Dhabi Contingent Valuation study estimated that the amenity supplied by the coastal and marine resources in Abu Dhabi was worth some US $141million to only 15 Abu Dhabi hotels/year equaling a Net Present Value (NPV) of between US $1.3 and US $2.1billion over 13 years, the average period before major […]

Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development

Derek Gliddon recapped on Sustainable Development requiring information on not only environmental conditions but on the drivers and implications of change in the environment;  Derek identified the great magnitude of data and systems knowledge required to support integrated, informed decision making but also that much of the  data and knowledge already exist.  What is needed […]

AGEDI presented Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development

Mon 11 March  Event UN Environment Science & Innovation Expo  Session Title:  Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development  Presentation Title:   Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for  Sustainable Development:  Local to Global  Derek Gliddon recapped on Sustainable Development requiring information on not only environmental conditions but on the drivers and implications of change […]

AGEDI Presents at the UN Environment Science Business Policy Forum session entitled: Foresight and Early Warning for Decision Making

AGEDI Presentation Title:   “Foresight: Local to Global” Derek described how the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) system (developed by the AGEDI implementation parters EAD and UNEP) enables flow of data from sub-national entities to global assessment process.  Gliddon explained how enironemntal organisations are required to report to environmental conditions and environmental management performance; how IRIS […]

AGEDI represented at 5th World Conference on Climate Change

AGEDI was recently represented at the 5th World Conference on Climate Change” which took place over 4-6 October in London, England. The theme of the congress was “Climate Change and Sustainable Futures” and included participants from government, NGOs, business, and academia from around the globe who shared emerging research findings and innovative policy-related proposals in climate […]

AGEDI 2017 Executive Report

2016-17 was a pivotal biennial for AGEDI that saw the culmination of various initiatives and projects, each one bringing us one-step closer to an environmentally sustainable future. A collaborative initiative managed and facilitated by a partnership between UN Environment, the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) version 1.0 was launched in Nairobi in December 2017. This […]

Updated Al Wathba Tour Now Online!

We are very pleased to now share our updated 360 educational virtual tour of Al Wathba Wetland Reserve! Now incorporated are 360 videos with our experts and a drive through, further links and updated and even higher resolution photos! It is such a beautiful place which we hope this tour will incentivize you to visit […]

Register for the Eye on Earth Symposium!

AGEDI and EAD, as co-founder of the Eye on Earth movement, in partnership with the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) and the Eye on Earth Alliance are delighted to invite all who support evidence-based decision making for environmental and natural resource aspects of sustainable development to Convene, Converge and Collaborate at an Eye on Earth Symposium. The Symposium will be held at […]