Wed 22-11-2017 12:59 PM
DUBAI, 22nd November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment has held its fourth meeting, presided over by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and attended by council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
Dr. Al-Zeyoudi said, "The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn affirmed its commitment to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and all relevant international resolutions. It also shows our keenness to continue voluntarily participating in international efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change."
The meeting reviewed the latest developments of relevant technical committees related to the National Climate Change Plan 2050 and the Green Agenda 2030 as well as developments in promoting the transition to green development.
The discussion also covered the latest advancements in the field of municipal work, such as the unified guide to municipal work, integrated waste management, occupational safety and health, landscaping and beautification of cities, management of crises, and disasters and emergencies, in order to unify national standards and upgrade municipal work.
The topics included the developments of national waste database, dynamic reports, an interactive data platform for each emirate, establishment of a unified federal addressing system, mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, and lower the carbon footprint.
The participants were briefed on the initiatives of the technical committee for education and awareness that aims to educate young people to lead the UAE towards a sustainable future using modern means as well as educate the community about sustainability, green development and environment.
The audience was briefed on the national agenda on air quality and treated waste proportion from total waste produced (municipal solid waste) and integrated waste management projects in the UAE.