Entries by Bill Dougherty

AGEDI represented at 5th World Conference on Climate Change

AGEDI was recently represented at the 5th World Conference on Climate Changeā€ which took place over 4-6 October in London, England. The theme of the congress was ā€œClimate Change and Sustainable Futuresā€ and included participants from government, NGOs, business, and academia from around the globe who sharedĀ 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 theĀ Eye on EarthĀ movement, in partnership with theĀ UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA)Ā and theĀ Eye on Earth AllianceĀ are delighted to invite all who support evidence-based decision making for environmental and natural resource aspects of sustainable development toĀ Convene, Converge and CollaborateĀ at anĀ Eye on Earth Symposium. The Symposium will be held at […]

AGEDI presents at EWS-WWF workshop in Abu Dhabi

AGEDI presented the Marxan Application of its 2013 Systematic Conservation Planning Assessments and Spatial Prioritizations project. Emirates Wildlife Society ā€“ World Wildlife Fund (EWS-WWF) is using AGEDIā€™s project as the baseline upon which it can take the study further in their own Systematic Conservation Planning project. The presentation was made during the Data Validation and […]

IRIS workshop held in Nairobi

The AGEDI implementation partners, Environment Agency ā€“ Abu Dhabi (EAD) and UN Environment, held an Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) Strategy and Technical Workshop in Nairobi on 23-25 April 2018. Technical refinement plans and user needs for version 1.1 were discussed with UN Environment stakeholders. The workshop also discussed the deployment and outreach strategy for […]

AGEDI Participates in The Data for Development Festival

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development (GPSDD) held a Data for Development Festival in Bristol, UK from March 21st to 25th 2018. The international event brought together over Ā 300 passionate data experts Ā and advocates to network and to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas about creating and using data to enabling sustainable development. The event provided […]

IPBES Summary for Policy Makers released for Land Degradation and Restoration

The AGEDI team would like to extend a warm congratulations to IPBES, their co-chairs and the chairs of the report for the recently released summary for policy makers for the Land Degradation and Restoration report. Providing the best-available evidence for policymakers to make better-informed decisions, the report draws on more than 3,000 scientific, Government, indigenous […]

IPBES Asia Pacific Report for Decision Makers now released!

It was a great privilege to have AGEDI member, Jane Glavan, be a review editor for the Asia-Pacific Region report for Chapter 1 of the assessment. We would like to extend our congratulations to the Chair of IPBES Bob Watson, the chairs of the Asia Pacific Report Madhav Karki andĀ SonaliĀ Sellamuttu, as well as all the […]

Publication Now Online! Public Health Co-benefits to reducing GHGs

Very happy to have our PIs from CCRG and NCAR have our study “Public Health Co-Benefits of the Diffusion of Innovative Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies in Abu Dhabi” be published! It can be downloaded at:Ā https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/public-health-cobenefits-of-the-diffusion-of-innovative-greenhouse-gasmitigation-technologies-in-abu-dhabi.php?aid=94601 Abstract The emirate of Abu Dhabi has been active in the implementation of innovative technologies to reduce itsĀ carbon footprint from […]