Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) holds discussions on environment and climate on the GITEX IMPACT platform, concludes participation in GITEX Global 2023 and signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Communications Group company PJSC (Etisalat). It was concluded.
During GITEX, MOCCAE showcased its latest technology projects, including digital services available on the ministry’s platform, providing 103 digital services to customers within and outside the UAE.
MOCCAE and Etisalat signed a memorandum of understanding on ICT solutions and related services as part of the ministry’s efforts to safely implement and benefit from the latest technology solutions and services. The memorandum of understanding was signed by His Excellency Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Deputy Deputy Director-General of MOCCAE, and His Excellency Abdullah Ibrahim Al Ahmed, Senior Vice President of Government Sales at Etisalat by e&.
His Excellency Mohamed Nuaimi emphasized that the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is fully committed to driving digital transformation and leveraging cutting-edge technologies. This initiative is at the heart of our efforts to strengthen sustainability and protect natural resources. The implementation and integration of digital services across all business processes will contribute to the Department’s climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts by managing risks and impacts.
His Excellency Mohammed Al Nuaimi said: “The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Etisalat underscores the ministry’s unwavering commitment to fostering collaborative initiatives with all key stakeholders in the UAE.” We are poised to take advantage of the forefront of digital and technological advancements, which are becoming a vital driver of our delivery. The UAE is a digital powerhouse with e& leading the way in cutting-edge communications technology and boasting a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure. Our cooperation with Etisalat will undoubtedly be an important milestone in our efforts to improve operational efficiency and streamline processes within the Ministry. ”
The Ministry had an impressive presence at GITEX IMPACT. GITEX IMPACT served as a major platform to showcase climate-stimulating technologies and explore clean energy solutions to tackle global warming. The platform was particularly relevant to building momentum ahead of COP28, which will be held in the UAE later this year.
The platform brings together global sustainability leaders to discuss how green transformation solutions and strategies can help climate change technology companies and startups achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda. did.
During the discussion, His Excellency Mohamed Salman Al Hammadi, Assistant Secretary-General for Biodiversity and Marine Life at MOCCAE, participated in a session entitled “Nature at the heart of our sustainability priorities”. His Excellency Al Hammadi emphasized the need to rely more on large-scale technology and innovation to combat climate change.
His Excellency Al Hammadi said: “Ahead of COP28, we are gathered here to share and understand some of the world’s most cutting-edge innovative technology solutions. “We need to work together and form more public institutions.” Private sector partnerships can quickly turn ideas into reality. ”
“Nature-based solutions could provide up to a third of the climate change mitigation needed to meet the Paris Agreement goals between now and 2030, according to a study by Emirates Nature and WWF. We know that the UAE has several strategies to protect the natural environment, including the National Biodiversity Strategy, the National Strategy to Combat Desertification, and the Strategy for the Sustainability of the Marine and Coastal Environment. I’m proud to be here.”
Al Hammadi also highlighted the Mangrove Alliance for Climate Change, which the UAE has launched in cooperation with Indonesia, through which the UAE will add to the 60 million mangroves currently in the UAE and by 2030. The aim is to plant 100 million mangrove trees in the next 20 years. He also explained efforts to protect coral reefs.
His Excellency Al Hammadi said at COP28 that the UAE aims to deliver viable solutions on climate change while achieving sustainable growth by focusing on innovation, finance and technology.
He called on entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists and engineers to work together to meet this challenge and find applicable sustainable solutions that also enable economic growth.
Dr. Nawal Al Hosani, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Green Development and Climate Change, participated in the session titled “Beyond 2030: Leveraging the UAE’s sustainable successes for global development”.
Al Hosani pointed out that the world is heading towards an unprecedented climate catastrophe and time is rapidly running out to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
She explained that environmental sustainability is based on the founding principles of the UAE, which is the first country in the MENA region to launch a Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative. “This strategy aims to increase renewable energy production to enable the UAE to achieve a 40% reduction in emissions compared to business as usual by 2030, in accordance with the third update of the second Nationally Determined Contributions submitted by the UAE. The aim is to triple the
He said digital technologies and data-driven solutions will be important tools in accelerating efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. He added: “Today, more than ever, we need to leverage these solutions more effectively, and to do so we need to strengthen our collaboration with world leaders, governments, scientists and businesses.
“From smart grids that help balance energy supply and demand, to Internet of Things sensors that can monitor and control energy use in buildings, to industrial processes that lead to reduced energy consumption and emissions,” he said. , digital tools can help with energy harvesting.” Sustainability data reporting helps track and communicate decarbonization progress. ”
The Prime Minister explained that the UAE is committed to strengthening global cooperation and sharing of ideas through COP28. “The UAE is determined to make COP28 the most inclusive COP ever.”
He also highlighted the projects the UAE is undertaking to reduce emissions and transition to a green and sustainable energy system.