24 May 2016

Environmental policy must be on the agenda (via The National)

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The National 21 May 2016: "We are only a few months past the Paris agreement, which was signed by more than 165 countries last December at the meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the pledge of limiting global warming to below 2°C.

The UAE is particularly vulnerable to climate change and, as part of the Arabian Peninsula, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. Prospects for an acceleration of climate change – including more extreme summer temperatures and the faster withdrawal of scarce fresh water resources – are no distant possibility. We’re witnessing greater temperature extremes, and Abu Dhabi’s water reserves are now expected to run out in as little as 50 years at current consumption rates.
It is high-time for more coordinated climate governance internationally and nationally. Energy has long been at the core of climate-related policy, and rightly so: the power generation and energy-intensive industries together account for over 80 per cent of the..." read on.