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Importance of sustainable environmental development in the UAE to be discussed at the Clean Air Forum in conjunction with the Future Air Quality Technologies Exhibition


6 December 2017, Abu Dhabi -- The Clean Air Forum in conjunction with the Future Air Quality Technology Exhibition, hosted by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi (ADDED), will start on December 10 at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

The two-day Forum is a milestone event that underscores the significance of clean air for a better quality of life in the region. The Forum will be attended by senior government officials and regional and international specialists from various sectors. The event will also witness participation by the region's leading manufacturers of air quality monitoring systems and various technologies.

"Optimum air quality is vital to ensuring the health and well-being of our people. Achieving sustainability that maintains and improves the quality of air is essential for human development and economic growth," said Dr. Mohamed Al Madfaei, Executive Director Integrated Environment Policy & Planning at EAD.

"Sustainability is a key pillar within UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Plan. Our leadership continues to drive the development of an environment that integrates the highest quality of air, low noise levels and the safest living conditions for our people, with the active participation and collaboration of those within the public and private sectors. Bringing together federal and local authorities and experts from various industries and economic, environmental and health pillars of the economy, the Forum highlights the latest research, techniques and methodologies to ensure sustainable ways to improve air quality and reduce pollution in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi," Dr. Madfaei continued.

Ahmed Helal Al Blooshi, Acting General Director of Industrial Development Bureau at the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, pointed out that organizing the Clean Air Forum is a reflection of the Emirate's continued efforts towards creating a safe and sustainable environment that effectively manages factors impacting the environment, especially air pollutants.

"Collaboration is key to managing air pollution and achieving sustainability across sectors. Pollution has a direct impact on human life and minimizing its effects remains at the core of our sustainable development efforts," he said.

"Through the various panel discussions and presentations of the Forum, we are creating a platform that will unearth new ideas and strategic recommendations from various disciplines that can be implemented to improve the quality of our air. Championing environmental initiatives is integral to our commitment and responsibility of leading the economic agenda in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, "Al Blooshi stressed.

Keynote speakers at the event include His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, and His Excellency Khalifa bin Salem Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.

The Clean Air Forum will include the announcement of new regulations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on air quality, as well as the findings for the Abu Dhabi Air Emissions Inventory.

The Forum will be taking place in conjunction with the Future Air Quality Technologies Exhibition, where some of the region's leading manufacturers and technology providers will gather to showcase the latest advances in air quality monitoring and pollution mitigation technologies. These include Emirates Global Aluminum, Al-Futtaim Motors (Toyota), OPSIS, Global Advanced Control Systems (GACS), Mist Air, Emirates Transport and many more.

Some of the other prominent speakers confirmed to showcase their expertise and discuss respective projects.

The Clean Air Forum in conjunction with the Future Air Quality Technology Exhibition has been researched and produced by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC). For more information, please visit


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