Alam added: “We believe that implementing ambitious measures in the United Arab Emirates to comply with the Paris Agreement will create new economic sectors, stimulate innovation and job creation, while diversifying the economy away from oil, in line with the UAE`s 2021 vision.” As a result of this important scientific discovery of ozone depletion, in 1985 in Vienna many countries called for an agreement on the protection of the ozone layer. In an unprecedented demonstration of political will, more than 175 countries signed the agreement in April 2016. To date, 60 countries, which account for only 48% of global greenhouse gas emissions, have ratified the agreement. To enter into force, it must be ratified by at least 55 countries, which account for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Tanzeed Alam, director of climate and energy at the Emirates Wildlife Society in collaboration with WWF (EWS-WWF), said: “This is an important milestone, but it is only the beginning, and we need to see that all countries are urgently increasing their ambitions because the current level of commitments is not enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as required by the Paris agreement.” Gasoline and diesel prices are subject to a VAT rate of 5%, while crude oil and natural gas remain exempt. However, diesel prices remain well below the global average. In light of these developments, we consider that the UAE`s climate policy is “critically inadequate” – it runs counter to a “fair” contribution to the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. The strategy sets out measures to optimize smarter transport and recreation areas. Managing electricity demand will play a role, as will the strengthening of public transport. Dr. Al Zeyoudi also met with the UN Secretary-General`s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg. They discussed what more cities can do to combat climate change.
To reduce its carbon footprint, the United Arab Emirates monitors greenhouse gas emissions and has reduced their CO2 emissions per capita. Improved technology and the transition to more natural gas in power plants have reduced per capita carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Masdar City comprises 5 divisions with the parent company. The UNITED Arab Emirates delegation consisted of Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EEAS), Lana Nusseibeh, The United Arab Emirates` Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Majid Hassan Al Suwaidi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in New York, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Climate Change and Water , the Ministry of Climate Change and Water, adNOC, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and the Country of Dubai. The precise definition of the efficiency objective contained in the energy strategy is unclear, so it is not currently possible to quantify the full potential impact of the overall strategy on emissions of the overall strategy. For more information, see our description of “Current Policy Projections” in the energy sector. Building on the UAE`s commitment to sustainable development, the International Renewable Energy Agency opened its permanent headquarters in the city of Masdar, Abu Dhabi in June 2015. The NDC of the United Arab Emirates does not offer an overall target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Instead, it outlines several measures for all economic sectors without setting emission reduction targets.
The level indicated as the NDC`s objective in our graph above reflects the only quantifiable element – the goal of clean energy by 2021 – a little more ambitious than the current policy projections. Achieving a macroeconomic target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would be an important first step towards strengthening NPNs in 2020, when all parties to the Paris Agreement are invited to present new or revised NDCs.