UNEP at work, Blue carbon


‘Blue carbon’ ecosystems (mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass) function as efficient carbon sinks, storing vast quantities of organic carbon and providing a range of services that sustain communities, provide food security and help them adapt to changes in climate.

Experts meet for the Local & National Species and Ecological Processes Workshop

The Marine and Terrestrial Species and Ecological Processes Technical Workshop was held at Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Headquarters. The workshops provide experts the opportunity to review and fill the many spatial data gaps, validate the spatial species data collected and assembled on maps and briefly review spatial ‘ecological processes’ areas. For more information about this project contact LNRbiodiversity@ead.ae

 

EAD and UNEP sign Eye on Earth Secretariat Agreement

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), through AGEDI, took forward their cooperation by signing a landmark agreement to establish the joint ‘Eye on Earth’ Secretariat. The Secretariat will oversee the implementation of the eight Special Initiatives and commitments of the Eye on Earth Summit held in Abu Dhabi last December.

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.

Eye on Earth goes to Rio+20

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, through AGEDI, prepares to showcase the outcomes from the recent Eye on Earth Summit in December at the United Nations Conference on Sustainability Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 in 13-24 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

Visit the Interactive Atlas at www.environmentalatlas.ae

Solar & Wind Atlas Partnership Agreement

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, through AGEDI, today signed agreements with a number of entities formalising the funding contributions to the recently announced UAE National Atlas of solar and wind resources. The atlas will offer universal access to resource quality, grid, and land use data, helping to efficiently assess the feasibility of renewable energy projects for planning and investment decisions.

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).

Eye on Earth Summit 2011

Through AGEDI, the Government of Abu Dhabi organised the inaugural global summit devoted to the issue of greater access to environmental and societal information. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi hosted the Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15, 2011 in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme.