Friends UAE to launch the region’s first independent climate accelerators led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Friends UAE to launch the region’s first independent climate accelerators led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

NEW YORK, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, during New York Climate Week, the creation of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) was announced. The UICCA is an impartial, climate action entity that will bring together members of the public and private sectors, including academic institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to drive the UAE’s goal of achieving net zero by 2050. to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28 UAE), which is expected to take place in Dubai, the UICCA will establish an independent body that enables collaboration, collaboration and innovation. The UICCA, which will be led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyanicwill be the first of its kind on a global scale.

below Sheikha Shammas With the direction and support of industry leaders and subject matter experts, the UICCA will act as a think tank, focusing primarily on providing advice and recommendations to stakeholders on positive climate action facilitating the transition to a green economy. According to the guidelines of the UN Environment Program, the green economy is “low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive”, with social justice, well-being and minimal environmental risks at the center of decision-making. This transition will help boost GDP growth, increase employment and strengthen the UAE’s position as a global environment, society and governance (ESG) hub and a leader in climate action.

Sheikha ShammaExecutive Director of UICCA, commented: “It is an honor to be commissioned by the UAE leadership to build and drive the UAE’s independent climate change accelerators. Our goals as a nation are clear and we have made significant progress towards implementing the UAE Net Zero Strategic Initiative in 2050 – however, this is only our first milestone: it is the synergies we create today that will enable us to live a more sustainable future well beyond 2050. The only way we can do this is by enabling and fostering an ecosystem that actively participates in the realization of one shared vision, and the UICCA is the core that will bring this ecosystem to life.”

In addition to acting as a catalyst for a knowledge-based green economy and attracting global talent to the UAE’s sustainability sector, the accelerators will facilitate international business, innovation and technology partnerships working towards the common goal of tackling climate change. The main focus sectors are electric mobility, sustainable fuels, energy efficiency, green buildings, smart cities, carbon capture and storage, nature-based solutions and a growing AgTech and Climate Tech segment.

About the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA):

UICCA is an independent climate change entity that brings together the private sector, government agencies, academia and NGOs/IOs. The entity will propose impartial advice and actions to stakeholders to achieve net zero in the UAE by 2050. This includes advice and recommendations on positive climate action to reduce climate-related risk to the UAE before, during and after COP28 UAE.

UICCA aims to accelerate the transition to a green economy needed to achieve the net zero and climate agenda that the UAE has committed to. This will enable the UAE economy to capitalize on the global momentum around climate action and inform UAE policies to enable the transition to a green economy and have a strategic impact on GDP and economic growth of the UAE. the UAE.

UICCA is registered as a non-governmental organization in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kawthar Bin Sulayem
Strategic Advisor
HH Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Private Office



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