Ministry of Climate Change and Environment holds workshop on climate change with private sector

DUBAI – August 03, 2016 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE), yesterday hosted a workshop with representatives from the private sector, to seek their input on the UAE National Climate Change Plan, which is aimed at furthering the country’s ambitious economic diversification agenda, and its transition into new, knowledge-based industries in line with UAE Vision 2021.

“This plan will show that climate action can go hand in hand with continued economic growth,” Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said.

“Engaging the private sector is a key priority for the ministry across all our activities, and we want to find new and innovative ways in which we can leverage the huge steps being taken by UAE businesses and companies to reduce their emissions and enhance their corporate social responsibility.”

The workshop was the first step in seeking private sector inputs and alignments. The MoCCAE together with advisors from the Global Green Growth Institute, heard from high level representatives about their existing plans, and the regulatory gaps that could be filled through the new Climate Change Plan.

Read the full article here courtesy of WAM Emirates News Agency.