Entries by AGEDI News Editor

AGEDI presents Blue Carbon work at Natural Capital Symposium

Stanford, CA, USA – AGEDI presented its Blue Carbon work at the 2015 Natural Capital Symposium – held at Stanford University – which gathers people from around the world that are working to factor the true value of nature into decision-making. AGEDI participated in the Symposium’s Lightning Talks session,  highlighting its Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project and how the project findings have been used […]

AGEDI appointed lead technical coordinating agency for GCC-level of Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative

Lima, Peru – The Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative was launched at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. The Initiative, a collaborative effort between the secretariat of UNFCCC and the United Nations Environment Programme, aims to remove knowledge barriers […]

Making Better Cities Panel Discussion

Abu Dhabi, UAE – In the run-up to the 11th edition of the Ecocity World Summit on 15 October, 2015, the longest-running conference series on urban sustainability, AGEDI hosted the Making Better Cities special event in Abu Dhabi with more than 100 attendees. Following welcoming remarks by H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of Environment […]

Third session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Abu Dhabi, UAE – AGEDI joined a UAE delegation to the third session of the plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was held from 12 to 17 January, 2015, in Bonn, Germany. IPBES aims to be the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet’s biodiversity and its […]

National Reporting Toolkit Workshops

Abu Dhabi, UAE – AGEDI, in association with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, recently hosted a four-day workshop on the National Reporting Toolkit (NRT). Led by the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), the team presented the latest NRT developments to the Ministry of Environment and Water, and to environment […]

GEF Blue Forest Inaugural Meeting

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Blue Forests Project had its inaugural meeting in Abu Dhabi in November, hosted by AGEDI. The Project helps develop Blue Carbon science and data management through the production of tools and the testing of methodologies that can be utilised and scaled up to the international arena, and […]

Ecosystems Services Assessment Participatory Workshop

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Ecosystems Services Assessment project commenced this month with a participatory modelling workshop. The participatory modelling process combines available data and expert knowledge from key stakeholders to analyse the relative supply and demand of ecosystem services. The project is part of the extension work from Phase I of the Abu Dhabi Blue […]

AGEDI to start Phase II of Blue Carbon Project

UAE – Work on Phase II of the Blue Carbon Project will begin in September, expanding the science to the Northern and Eastern Emirates and to the GCC region, and extending the understanding and valuation aspects of coastal blue carbon ecosystem services. Phase II sees the incorporation of findings into policy creation as well, including the […]