Climate change has been a major issue on Earth today. As countries continue to deal with the alarming concern, to overcome the consequences caused by climate change on the global agricultural industry, Dubai, the UAE announced its participation in the ‘Agricultural Climate Innovation’ project.
Announcing this news of this participation by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, he shared that the UAE will be taking part in the project along with a group of international partners.
His Highness in a series of tweets said, “Today, I took part along with a group of world leaders in the Climate Leaders’ Summit called for by US President Joe Biden. We affirmed the UAE’s position that the climate issue is not a temporary one, rather it is an ongoing global challenge. However, this challenge can lead humanity to great opportunities to change its future for the better.
“Despite being an oil country, the UAE has two of the largest solar power stations in the world and will establish a third one that will be the largest independent solar energy plant in the world. We are also investing in more than 70 countries around the world in renewable energy. We truly believe in the importance of international collective action to preserve the Earth’s environment for future generations.” Sheikh Mohammed, he further wrote.
With an invitation from US President Joe Biden, I participated in the Leaders Summit on Climate with other world leaders to reaffirm the UAE’s commitment to combating climate change, which we consider is not a temporary concern but a global challenge that is here to stay. pic.twitter.com/3f0Pkw6ROk
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 23, 2021
The UAE was the first country in the Middle East to pioneer carbon capture and storage technology, and our oil sector is the lowest carbon emitter in the world, Sheikh Mohammed has shared earlier addressing US President Joe Biden’s virtual Leaders’ Summit. He further said, “Although the UAE is one of the largest oil-exporting countries in the world, we made a tactical decision 15 years ago to invest in renewable energy and low-carbon technology.”
Remarking the UAE’s commitment to resolute climate action, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid concluded, “Today, we are ahead of a new opportunity with the leadership of President Biden, and we look forward to working together to unlock the major opportunities born from the pressing challenge of climate change.”
Image: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Twitter