What We Do
Our main task is to ensure that the phenomenal growth of Abu Dhabi is achieved in a way that ensures a sustainable future for our emirate, the well-being of its residents and a good quality of life for all, now and in the future.
In pursuing this challenge since 1996, we have amassed a wealth of experience and passed some significant milestones. To name just a few examples, we have developed a comprehensive enforcement framework which includes a range of tools such as inspections and prosecutions and we upgraded our environmental permitting system to world’s best practice. We also gained a deep knowledge of our fisheries, helped bring the Arabian oryx back from the brink of extinction, preserved the world’s densest dugong population and achieved a substantial increase in general public awareness of environmental issues.
Yet the challenges still remain in large numbers, as does our prime responsibility for the environmental quality of Abu Dhabi, and our duty to uphold and enforce the nation’s environmental regulations.
To this end, we have a number of core elements that are at the heart of all we do: