Aletihad (Abu Dhabi)
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Ajyal Holding Company announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sunday to explore cooperation on a number of environmental initiatives.
The memorandum was signed during an event held on the sidelines of COP28 in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, and Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ajyal Holding.
Implemented under the framework of the Abu Dhabi Climate Change Strategy which was recently launched by EAD, the initiative confirms the Agency’s commitment to working with its main partners to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
Dr. Shaikha Al Dhaheri said that the Agency's goal is to achieve a more sustainable future in Abu Dhabi, and stressed the importance of creating partnerships with local and international institutions to promote climate action and protect the environment.
She pointed out the importance of the partnership with Ajyal Holding, within the context of COP28’s “Unite for Nature” theme, and in support of EAD’s efforts in recycling and the benefits of carbon removal technology. The cooperation is also in line with the UAE’s Circular Economy Policy (2021-2031), launched with the aim of achieving sustainable governance and the optimal use of natural resources.
Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi reinforced the company’s commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable development policies, while explaining how important signing the memorandum is to implementing advanced and safe recycling techniques, with the aim of recovering valuable resources and minerals from waste.
Additional areas of cooperation between EAD and Ajyal Holding include the use of smart technology to monitor the marine environment and the support of sustainable agriculture using the outputs of carbon removal processes. Both parties will also prepare and implement programmes and initiatives to achieve sustainable development and enhance environmental quality.