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UAE forms Council for Climate Change and Environment

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.”