The UAE: A Leader and Partner on Climate Action
The UAE has historically been at the forefront of implementing groundbreaking renewable energy programs, reducing carbon emissions, and working with multilateral organizations to shape a more sustainable future for the Middle East region and world.
Climate change represents an imminent threat to humanity, and is an issue the global community must address together.
- The UAE was the first Gulf country to sign and ratify the Paris accords.
- Our latest Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) makes us the first country in the region to commit to an economy-wide reduction in emissions by 2030.
- The UAE’s second NDC includes an enhanced greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 23.5% compared to business as usual for the year 2030. The enhanced target is expected to translate into an absolute emissions reduction of about 70 million tons.