Healthy and Productive Ecosystems

Capacity-building workshops on ecosystem conservation and restoration, titled “Healthy and Productive Ecosystems,” were held to support achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

In declaring this period as the United Nations Decade for Biodiversity, and in developing and adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the global community has taken up the challenge to reduce the loss of natural habitats, restore degraded areas, and improve protected area networks by 2020. A number of activities to promote the achievements of the area-based targets are already underway, including the organisation of regional and sub-regional capacity building workshops. For more information on these workshops please visit:

First Arab Region Atlas Released

The first Atlas of its kind in the Arab region was released today, with over 100 Satellite images showing environmental change over time in the Arab Region.

Download the Atlas:  Arab Atlas of Environmental Change (5097 downloads )

Integrated Environmental Assessment Workshop

The Integrated Environmental Assessment workshop was attended by 62 participants representing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan and Yemen. The workshop organisers included: AGEDI, EAD, UNEP-ROWA and CEDARE as well as experts and stakeholders from academia (Columbia University, Central European University and Arabian Gulf University), relevant ministries, national institutions, international organizations, and NGOs.

Read the report:  Integrated Environmental Assessment Workshop for the NRT (5027 downloads )

SOER Live is Now The National Reporting Toolkit (NRT)

In 2006, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with AGEDI, issued the first State of the Environment Report (SOER), and it was immediately hailed as an advancement in data sharing.

Now, working closely with EISOM, AGEDI will launch an online version of the SOER, called the National Reporting Toolkit. 


Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate

The Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi is a beautifully bound book that brings the story of Abu Dhabi’s environmental heritage to life in a way that is at once educational and entertaining, factual and surprising, thought-provoking, and inspirational.

The development of the Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate involved over 100 accomplished experts in their field from scientists to storytellers across 65 different organisations, all of whom have shared their knowledge, time and passion to make the Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate a bound account of the emirates history.

Mohamed Al Madfaei interview with Dubai TV on preparations for Eye on Earth in Rio for the UNCSD conference

Mohamed Al Madfaei with Dubai TV on Preparations for Eye on Earth in Rio for the UNCSD conference. Click here to watch the interview.

Launch of the Interactive Atlas in collaboration with ADEC

The launch was attended by H.E. Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khali, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council and H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD.

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AGEDI presents at EAD Pavilion at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Over 900 exhibitors from 54 countries welcomed Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, to the 22nd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) on Wednesday morning at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC).