National Geographic’s Great Nature Project

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi has expressed gratitude for the public’s support of National Geographic’s Great Nature Project which has ended in success with people from across the UAE and the region (resulting in over 500 images) capturing the diverse biodiversity in the country to share with the rest of the world by uploading photos on popular social media sites.

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Dr. Frederic Launay talks about the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

Senior Advisor to the Secretary General Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Acting Director of AGEDI.

Dr.Launay shares his thoughts on The Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project.

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Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project Brochure and Brief Available to download

In just over 40 years, Abu Dhabi has evolved from a small fishing community to the largest and most populated of the seven Emirates of the UAE. With the vision and direction from His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the environment has become an intrinsic part of the heritage and traditions of the people of the UAE.

This national affinity to the sea has led to the initiation of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project in order to explore the values which coastal ecosystems provide the UAE, and to help preserve our environmental and cultural heritage. The project will run for 12 months.

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project Brochure (6651 downloads ) Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project Brief Overview (5233 downloads )

The Blue Carbon Project

AGEDI, supported by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, recently launched a pioneering ‘Blue Carbon’ project that connects the local natural coastal ecosystem management with climate change mitigation.


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 [email protected]


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.

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.

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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.

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. 

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