UAE Ministerial Development Council Reviews National Plan for Climate Change

ABU DHABI, — The UAE Ministerial Development Council, presided over by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed today a National Plan for Climate Change.

The Council discussed the proposal presented by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to roll out a National Plan for Climate Change for the years 2017-2050, which aims to consolidate all efforts at the national level, and to outline future strategies and policies contributing to the achievement of UAE Vision 2021 pertaining to enhanced sustainable environment and strong global leadership in climate change issues, in line with the Paris Climate Accord.

The proposed plan will work as an umbrella for all existing environmental policies and measures, in line with the UAE’s future sustainable development plans, and provide required guidance to address climate change within the framework of UAE’s priorities. The National Plan will also propose a range of preventive measures and policies to reduce and adapt to climate-related impacts.

The Ministerial Development Council also reviewed the Audit Bureau report regarding the unified final account of the union for the fiscal year 2016 and the audit results of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme for the fiscal year 2016, as well as other topics on the agenda.

Other topics on the agenda were discussed relating to the general framework of the federal government and the best services possible for UAE society.

Source: Emirates News Agency