UAE forms Council for Climate Change and Environment

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​Dubai, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) A new council has been formed to reinforce the United Arab Emirates policies and strategies on climate change, and environmental and sustainable development.

The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was constituted on Sunday by Minister of Climate Change and Environment Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi.

The council will develop plans towards achieving environmental objectives and also represent the UAE in regional and international negotiations related to the scope of work of the ministry.

The council will also create partnerships with the private sector and conduct studies and lead scientific research in fields related to the ministry's work.

Commenting on the importance of the decision, Al Zeyoudi, who also chairs the council, said: "The ministry will seek to find innovative solutions for pressing environmental issues that we face without compromising economic development, and yet protect our culture and heritage."

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