The plan will deliver a 22% reduction in carbon emissions in the emirate by 2027 – equivalent to sequestration by 500 million trees over 10 years – to support the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.
The strategy will also strengthen the climate resilience and agility of key sectors to make Abu Dhabi one of the most climate resilient places in the region.
Drawing on the emirate’s long history of sustainability, the strategy will be implemented at an accelerated rate across two pillars: mitigation, which involves reducing climate emissions while maintaining economic growth; and adaptation, to enhance the resilience and agility of key economic sectors against climate risks.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions via decarbonisation and innovative technologies, incentivise sustainability, and major renewable energy production projects accelerate Abu Dhabi’s net-zero by 2050 journey.
Strengthen the resilience of key sectors, including energy, health, infrastructure and the environment, and enhance the agility with which they can respond and adapt to adverse climate risks.
To achieve the strategy’s objectives, the Abu Dhabi Climate Change Strategy will implement 81 initiatives and 12 key strategic projects, including: