Recognition as Women of Blue Carbon

We are incredibly proud to announce that H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak and Jane Glavan two of our extremely competent colleagues have been featured in GEF Blue Forests’ International Women’s Day Campaign, Women of Blue Carbon. They have shown leadership in the field of Blue Carbon,  from community engagement to the international sphere, and from […]

Want to find out how to plan given uncertainty of sea level rise? Come join us March 15th

We are very pleased to continue the AGEDI Regional Symposium for its final day.  We will be discussing planning given the uncertainty of sea level rise, food security and public health co benefits of reducing green house gas emissions!

To register for online access please click – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6812098338322318083

Otherwise come join us at Al mamoura A auditorium 9am, March 15th!

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Register for Online Access! Day 3 Regional Climate Change Symposium

Local, National and Regional Climate Change Programme Symposium Day 3: Socio-Economic and Next Steps
Join us for a live-streaming webinar on March 15, 2017
All registrants will receive a link to the recording – so please register even if you cannot attend the live event.
The AGEDI Local, National and Regional Climate Change Programme (LNRCCP) was launched in 2013 with the aim of establishing a climate change work programme that could build upon, expand and deepen the understanding of vulnerability to the impacts of climate change in the UAE and the surrounding region, as well as identify practical adaptive responses at the local, national and regional levels. This work is driven by AGEDI’s vision to enhance accessibility to environmental data and information to support effective decision-making. AGEDI has engaged stakeholders throughout the region around five thematic areas: Regional climate change, Environment, Water resources, Coastal zones, and Socio-economic systems.
Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6812098338322318083
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements
All time in Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
The online session starts at 9:00 AM We recommend you join a few minutes beforehand – to give time to fix any equipment issues.

Register for online access! Day 2 Regional Symposium on Climate Change

Local, National and Regional Climate Change Programme Symposium Day 2: Land and Water
Join us for a live-streaming webinar on March 14, 2017
All registrants will receive a link to the recording – so please register even if you cannot attend the live event.
The AGEDI Local, National and Regional Climate Change Programme (LNRCCP) was launched in 2013 with the aim of establishing a climate change work programme that could build upon, expand and deepen the understanding of vulnerability to the impacts of climate change in the UAE and the surrounding region, as well as identify practical adaptive responses at the local, national and regional levels. This work is driven by AGEDI’s vision to enhance accessibility to environmental data and information to support effective decision-making. AGEDI has engaged stakeholders throughout the region around five thematic areas: Regional climate change, Environment, Water resources, Coastal zones, and Socio-economic systems.
Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5229520674929075459
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements
All time in Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
The online session starts at 9:00 AM We recommend you join a few minutes beforehand – to give time to fix any equipment issues.

Day 2 GoToWebinar Registration Regional Climate Change Symposium (16 downloads)

Register for online access! Day 1 Regional Symposium on Climate Change

Local, National and Regional Climate Change Programme Symposium Day 1: Oceans (and opening events)

Join us for a live-streaming webinar on March 13, 2017
All registrants will receive a link to the recording – so please register even if you cannot attend the live event.
The AGEDI Local, National and Regional Climate Change Programme (LNRCCP) was launched in 2013 with the aim of establishing a climate change work programme that could build upon, expand and deepen the understanding of vulnerability to the impacts of climate change in the UAE and the surrounding region, as well as identify practical adaptive responses at the local, national and regional levels. This work is driven by AGEDI’s vision to enhance accessibility to environmental data and information to support effective decision-making. AGEDI has engaged stakeholders throughout the region around five thematic areas: Regional climate change, Environment, Water resources, Coastal zones, and Socio-economic systems.
Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5354886990726502914
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements
All time in Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4) The online session starts at 10:00 AM We recommend you join a few minutes beforehand – to give time to fix any equipment issues.

Day 1: GoToWebinar Registration Regional Symposium and Climate Change (23 downloads)

Invitation to AGEDI Regional Symposium on Climate Change

Regional Symposium on Climate Change

The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOCCAE) is proudly announcing that a Regional Symposium on Climate Change will be held:

March 13 – 16, 2017

The agenda for the Symposium focuses on the twelve (12) recently completed studies of the Local, National, and Regional Climate Change Programme (LNRCCP).

AGEDI Final Symposium Agenda (March 2017)

Symposium Speaker Bios

The program will have sessions for the presentation of stakeholder-reviewed studies over the three days of the Symposium, including invited lectures from each of the Principal Investigators (or designees).

Symposium Session/Speaker
Opening (13 March) Oceans (13 March)

·Regional Ocean Modeling

·Regional Marine Biodiversity Vulnerability

·Regional Desalination and CC

Land (14 March)

·   Regional Atmospheric Modeling

·   Regional Terrestrial Biodiversity Vulnerability

·   National Coastal Vulnerability Index

Water (14 March)

·   Al Ain water resources and CC

·   National Water-Energy NEXUS and CC

·   Regional Water-Energy NEXUS and CC

Socioeconomic
(15 March)
·   National Food Security and CC·   Health Cobenefits reducing GHGs

·   Sea Level Rise

§ Abdul-Majeid Haddad

§ Nadia Rouchdy

§ Sabah Al Jenaid

§ Simon Wilson

§ Ze Edson

§ William Cheung

§ Daniel Pauly

§ David Yates

§ Matthew Fitzpatrick

§ Gregg Verutes

 

§ Francisco Flores

§ Stephanie Galaitsi

§ David Yates

§ Robert Arthur

§ Daniel Lincke

§ Paul Kucera

§ Bill Dougherty

Please make sure to register at: lnrclimatechange@ead.ae

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 Modelling. Building on that, two studies were carried out under the Environment thematic area: the Terrestrial Biodiversity and the Marine Biodiversity. The water resources thematic area includes three studies: the Regional Water-Energy Nexus, the UAE Water Energy Nexus and the Al Ain Water Resources. The Coastal Vulnerability Index and Sea Level Rise studies were conducted under the coastal zones thematic area. Finally, the last thematic area, socio economic systems, included three studies: the Desalination, the Food Security and the Public Health Co-benefits of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Mitigation.

All outputs of the programme are freely available to all stakeholders, and the general public. A comprehensive set of data used, models developed, maps/videos produced, as well as technical reports and decision makers briefs prepared can be accessed and downloaded through AGEDI’s innovative and interactive online inspector portal, available at www.ccr-group.org/cc-inspectors.

 

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 options for each of the Small Scale Interventions (SSIs), of which the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) is one of the representatives, towards sustainable development of blue forests as well as identifying technical support to be provided by the Advisory Panels on Policy and Ecosystem Services over the remaining course of the project.

These advisory panels give recommendations to the SSIs on blue carbon science, ecosystem services and policy to support the effective implementation of the SSIs activities. Specifically on climate and marine and costal management, AGEDI helped facilitate the sharing of experiences, success and challenges of the SSIs to find ways of overcoming them as well as identify new opportunities for intervention.

Finally the participants, who included world renowned experts from international organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), governments, academia, the private sector and research organisations, drafted a National Policy Assessment Framework, to ensure uptake and up scaling in other countries.

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 on the uses of the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) and the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) systems. Attendees of the seminar included representatives from the federal and local government, non-governmental organisations, academia and research centers as well as the private sector.

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 results were presented for feedback to the participants, who consisted of representatives from the Ministry, local government and municipalities, academia, private sector and international organisations.

Activities included the validation of the methodology and data as well as the prioritisation of the indicators used in the tool. Participants were given the opportunity to visit the most vulnerable coastal zones in five Emirates across the UAE during a two day field trip. A follow up webinar is anticipated to take place in August to present the refined results