The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) organised a clean-up campaign on Saturday to clean Jebel Hafeet and the surrounding area from waste that would otherwise be harmful to public health and the environment. Jebel Hafeet is home to some of the most threatened species of wildlife and plants in the country.
Four dugongs, 3 males and 1 female, have been found washed ashore on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Public Beach in recent weeks, in what may be the biggest single die-off of one of Abu Dhabi’s most vulnerable species. In addition, another dead dugong, an expecting mother with a fully-developed calf was discovered last week.
On February 23, three Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) employees will fly to Usuhaia at the bottom of South America, and board a ship, the Ocean Endeavour, to voyage to Antarctica, as part of the ClimateForce International Antarctic Expedition 2018. The team, aptly named Team Zayed, to mark The Year of Zayed, will join teams from over 20 countries for two weeks to learn about climate change and witness first-hand the impact of global warming on the continent. They will also take part in the renowned Leadership on the Edge Programme, run by polar explorer Sir Robert Swan, who was the first person to walk to both the North Pole and the South Pole.
The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG), an exclusive membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability management in Abu Dhabi, will be holding its annual Sustainable Business Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi from 21st - 22nd February, 2018.
More than 957 kilograms of marine debris waste were collected in just four hours at the underwater clean-up campaign organised by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in coordination with the Emirates Diving Association (EDA), and other partners at the Mina Port near the Fishermen’s Wharf. Professional divers volunteered from several governmental and private entities, in addition to a number of licensed divers from different parts of the country participated in collecting the marine debris in the water.
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted world-renowned conservationist, anthropologist and UN messenger of peace Dr. Jane Goodall in Abu Dhabi at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) held recently a distinctive Hiwar Session that focused on “Natural Capital as the Road to A Prosperous and Resilient Economy”. The session examined and analysed what natural capital means, introduced the Natural Capital Protocol that provides updates on the progress made internationally, regionally and locally and explored how all attendees can support the momentum for change.
Following a successful collaboration between Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and UN Environment, the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) launched the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) during the UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment that took place during the third session of the UN Environment Assembly held in Nairobi, Kenya between 4-6 December 2017.
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched its new Eltezam Compliance Campaign targeting through its third iteration on the Metal Coatings Manufacturing sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The campaign aims to provide guidance to facilities falling under this industrial sector on issues pertaining to environmental permitting and compliance requirements.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the office, employees from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) came together to brainstorm effective ways their organisation would commemorate the Year of Zayed in 2018.