ABU DHABI, 24th November, WAM, The Emirates Nature-WWF, in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature, launched the Emirates Climate Action Coalition, which consists of non-governmental stakeholders.
The alliance highlights the UAE’s strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality and encourage collective action in line with scientific research and the Paris Climate Agreement, an international treaty that calls on countries to take coordinated climate action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, address global warming, and work to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Celsius.
In the coming months, the coalition will work to strengthen and increase the number of members and partners, and will also begin to provide its programs and tools to donors and members.
The alliance aims to support the achievement of the objectives of the Emirates Strategic Initiative to achieve climate neutrality, during the effective preparations for the twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 28), with more focus on post-conference projects and activities to ensure the desired effective impact is achieved.
The objectives of the alliance include building capacities and providing the necessary tools to achieve clear goals for climate neutrality, revitalizing the work of the Marrakesh Declaration for Global Climate Action, engaging and cooperating with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, as well as providing various visions and appropriate solutions by influential non-governmental actors, to set achievable and research-based goals. which will be proposed later to the concerned government agencies to be incorporated into the applicable policies.
The Emirates Climate Action Alliance will cooperate with entities and organizations that can work to enhance the technical capabilities of members to reach the goal of carbon neutrality, the most important of which is the Boston Consulting Group, which will support the alliance as a strategic partner of Emirates Nature-WWF to add much of its deep expertise and experience in advancing climate action across sectors globally and within The UAE, in addition to working with civil society organizations such as the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC MENA), to promote constructive dialogue and collective action and advance public efforts towards achieving the ambition of climate neutrality.
Her Excellency Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, praised the launch of the “Emirates Alliance for Climate Action,” stressing the need for influential non-governmental organizations to join it.
Maryam Al Muhairi said, “Through effective cooperation between the three main sectors, public, private, and academia, we will be able to mitigate and adapt to the global challenge of climate change.” and assist them in carrying out their commitments.
For his part, Manuel Polgar Vidal, Head of Climate and Energy Strategies at the World Wide Fund for Nature, said, “Currently there are 9 global alliances in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Vietnam and the United States,” stressing that the Emirates Alliance for Climate Action is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North region. Africa.
On the other hand, the announcement of the launch of the Emirates Alliance for Climate Action included the signing of a number of influential non-governmental bodies such as Alserkal Group, Apparel Group, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, SirajPower, Talabat, and Unilever Gulf, and their approval of the ambitious principles of the alliance.