Entries by AGEDI News Editor

Climate Change Inspectors Toolkits Now Online!

We are very pleased to announce that the Local, National, Regional Climate Change Project Inspectors are now all online! The 12 projects are subdivided into five thematic areas. The regional climate change thematic area includes the two studies that formed the backbone of the programme: these are the Regional Atmospheric Modelling and the Arabian Gulf […]

AGEDI joins worldwide experts at UNEP/GEF Blue Forests Project workshop in Berlin

Berlin, Germany – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and GRID – Arendal hosted a workshop on blue carbon pathways to sustainable development on 25-27 July 2016 in Berlin. The main objectives of the joint meeting of the UNEP/GEF Blue Forests Project Advisory Panels on Policy and Ecosystem Services included identifying priority policy […]

Water-Energy Nexus Modelling Seminar held by AGEDI to introduce WEAP and LEAP

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) hosted a 3 hour seminar on 26 May to introduce and discuss the modelling tools used in the Local, National, Regional Climate Change Program’s (LNRCCP) Regional and National Water-Energy Nexus Projects. The seminar was conducted by Dr. David Yates, who gave a high-level presentation […]

AGEDI holds workshop on Coastal Vulnerability and Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), held a coastal vulnerability assessment workshop from 9 to 12 May 2016 to introduce stakeholders to the “Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Service and Trade-offs” (InVEST) tool being used in the study. Preliminary […]

AGEDI presents research findings to support Ecosystem Based Management Strategy workshop

Dubai, UAE – The Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME), together with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the United Nations Environment Programme – Regional Office in West Asia (UNEP-ROWA) organised a four-day workshop in Dubai to work towards the development of a regional Ecosystem Based Management […]

AGEDI shares key insights at the EWS-WWF and MoCCE national roundtables on climate change impacts and risks in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE – From 29 February until 03 March, Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) along with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCE) formerly known as Ministry of Environment & Water, co-hosted a series of workshops to engage relevant policy-makers and decision-makers in a discussion on the specific risks and […]

Local, National and Regional Biodiversity Report set as basis for UNEP-WCMC Aichi Targets

As part of the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre’s (UNEP-WCMC) efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, recent revisions have taken place on the existing system of terrestrial ecoregions of the world. To capture a more relevant and updated outlook on the ecoregions of the Arabian Peninsula, UNEP-WCMC collaborated with AGEDI to […]