UAE vows to plant 100 million mangroves by 2030 at COP26

Fantastic news for the Mangroves from the Water team!

The UAE has announced an increase to their target, to plant 100 million mangroves trees by 2030 at COP26, according to the Emirates News Agency:

Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, presented the new target at the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Action that took place on the Adaptation, Loss and Damage Day at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

Please see the article and view the video here.

The UAE’s commitment to Climate Change

The National newspaper ( 1 November, Thursday) headline’s the UAE’s commitment to Climate Change:

As a strong advocate of environmental protection, the UAE has marked the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement with renewed resolve and enhanced ambition to address climate change. The country took a new step on the path to a climate-safe future with the submission of its second nationally determined contribution (NDC) last month to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Its new commitments involve climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Image courtesy of : Mangrove Walk at Al Jubail Island. The UAE is doing everything from limit greenhouse gas emissions to planting more mangroves to tackle climate change. Antonie Robertson / The National

Please see the full article here

Mangroves in the spotlight for UAE National Day

Mangroves from the Water planted a seed during 2014 -2017 through their touring exhibition in the UAE and the 2017 Mangroves Festival. We are very happy to see that the mangrove seed we planted in the UAE has turned into a tree.

See this article in The National newspaper about the importance of the mangroves and how it will take centre stage during the UAE National Day celebrations

The National newspaper, 18 November 2020

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/uae-national-day-show-inspired-by-nature-as-lush-mangroves-take-centre-stage-1.1113674

Zahidah

Curator