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Abu Dhabi Launches Heat Alert Amid Escalating Climate Impact

As part of the Climate Change Strategy, Abu Dhabi's government is responding to extreme heat waves by issuing a heat alert in 2024.

Abu Dhabi’s government is responding to unprecedented heat waves, initiating a heat alert in 2024 as part of the Climate Change Strategy. 

Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri emphasized the global impact felt in the UAE, highlighting recent severe heat waves and sandstorms and noting a surge in their occurrence over the past two years.

Prioritizing Environmental Stewardship:

Acknowledging the UAE’s commitment to environmental stewardship, Dr. Al Dhaheri referenced initiatives aligned with the nation’s founding principles, emphasizing environmental conservation and protection. 

The emirate aims to achieve a 22% reduction in carbon emissions by 2027, equivalent to the sequestration of 500 million trees over a decade, as part of the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

Mitigating Health Risks:

Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi highlighted Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre’s forthcoming heat alert, which is scheduled for launch next year. 

This initiative aims to establish protocols and action plans to mitigate the adverse effects of environmental factors on human health. 

Prioritizing critical sectors such as infrastructure, energy, environment, and health is key to building resilience against climate impacts.

Individual Responsibility in Climate Action:

Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar emphasized individual accountability in contributing to CO2 emissions and stressed the significance of recognizing personal impact. 

He highlighted the need for policies ensuring the secure water and electricity supply while prioritizing affordability and environmental sustainability. 

Aligning individual actions with broader policy goals is crucial for fostering environmental consciousness at both personal and systemic levels.

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