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:
In 2008, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and AGEDI completed the first climate change vulnerability assessment for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. While several systems and sectors were screened as potentially highly vulnerable to climate change, the focus of this original assessment was on coastal zones, water resources, and dryland ecosystems.
AGEDI’s follow-up to this initial study in 2011 was launched 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 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 engaged key stakeholders including over 40 in the early conceptualisation stages of the Climate Change Programme, which helped define its 12 highly integrated-subprojects across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the Arabian Gulf.
These sub-projects are organised around five thematic areas:
- Regional climate change
- Water resources
- Coastal zones
- Socioeconomic systems
- Rapid & Systematic Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability & Adaption Assessment Phase II (1049 downloads)
- Technical Summary Arabian Gulf Climate Change Modeling (276 downloads)
- Regional Sea Level Rise Primer (196 downloads)
- Executive Summary UAE Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) (259 downloads)
- Executive Summary Abu Dhabi Co-Benefits of Reducing GHGs (166 downloads)
- Executive Summary UAE Food Security and Climate Change (145 downloads)
- Companion Briefing: Regional Desalination and Climate Change (132 downloads)
- Executive Summary Regional Desalination and Climate Change (133 downloads)
- Executive Summary Al Ain Water Resources and Climate Change (249 downloads)
- Executive Summary Regional Water-Energy NEXUS and Climate Change (131 downloads)
- Executive Summary UAE Water-Energy NEXUS and Climate Change (158 downloads)
- Executive Summary: Regional Terrestrial Biodiversity Vulnerability to Climate Change (253 downloads)
- Executive Brief Marine Biodiversity Vulnerability To Climate Change (151 downloads)