UAE Climate Risk Assessment & Adaptation Measures in Key Sectors

At a Glance

Publication Date February 2019
Format pdf
Country United Arab Emirates
Thematic Area Cross Cutting

The report “UAE Climate Risk Assessment & Adaptation Measures in Key Sectors” is a synthesis of the UAE’s climate risk assessment results conducted in four key sectors – health, energy, infrastructure, and the environment.

The assessment is the first step toward the implementation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Program, which was launched to implement the adaptation pillar of the National Climate Change Plan 2017-2050. The program aims to make the UAE one of the most climate-resilient countries in the world by assessing risks and implementing adaptation measures to address the risks. As the first milestone of the program, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), conducted a climate risk assessment for the UAE. The assessment process used the following approaches to adaptation planning:

  • Evidence-based: Based on review of literature on risks and climate trends
  • Participatory: Involved stakeholder consultation workshops and bilateral meetings
  • Expert-guided: Sought the inputs of sectoral experts, both locally and abroad, to ensure technical rigor of the risk analysis

The proposed adaptation measures will need to be further analyzed, prioritized, and implemented by relevant stakeholders in the subsequent phase of the adaptation program.