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


NEW YORK, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, during New York Climate Week, the establishment of the United Arab Emirates Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) was announced. The UICCA is a non-partisan climate action entity that will bring together members from the public and private sectors, including academic institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to drive the UAE’s commitment to net zero. by 2050. to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28 United Arab Emirates), which must take place in dubai, UICCA will establish an independent body that enables collaboration, cooperation and innovation. UICCA, which will be headed by Sheikha Shamma bent Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyanis on its way to becoming the first entity of its kind globally.

Below Sheikha Shamma leadership and with the support of industry leaders and subject matter experts, UICCA will operate as a think tank and focus primarily on providing advice and recommendations to stakeholders on positive climate action that facilitates the transition to a green economy. According to the guidelines established by the United Nations Environment Program, the green economy is “low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive”, with social equity, well-being and environmental risk minimum at the heart of decision-making. This transition will help boost GDP growth, increase job creation and strengthen the UAE’s position as a global environmental, social and governance (ESG) hub and frontrunner in climate action.

Sheikha ShammaExecutive Director of UICCA, said: “It is an honor to be commissioned by the UAE leadership to build and lead the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators. Our goals as nation are clear and we have made significant progress towards implementing the UAE Net Zero strategic initiative by 2050 – however, this is only our first step; it is the synergies we are creating today that will will enable us to live a more sustainable future, well beyond 2050. The only way for us to achieve this is by enabling and energizing an ecosystem that actively participates in achieving a shared vision, and UICCA is the nucleus 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 partnership partnerships. technologies that contribute to the common goal of fighting climate change. Key targeted sectors will include 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 United Arab Emirates Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA):

The UICCA is an independent body on climate change bringing together the private sector, government entities, universities and NGOs/IOs. The entity will provide impartial advice and suggest actions to stakeholders to achieve net zero by 2050 in the UAE. This will include advice and recommendations on positive climate actions to reduce climate-related risks for the UAE before, during and after. COP28 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

UICCA aims to accelerate the transition to a green economy that will be necessary to achieve the net zero and climate agenda to which the UAE is committed. This will enable the UAE economy to benefit from the global momentum around climate action and inform UAE policies to enable the transition to a green economy and strategically impact UAE GDP and economic growth.

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 Private office of Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
[email protected]

SOURCE Embassy of the United Arab Emirates