Upon receiving the award, Suhaila Saeed Al Munthari said, "Holding this summit in Abu Dhabi will reinforce the efforts that EAD and AGEDI
are making through their involvement in current global forums, and the efforts and commitment of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to the sustainability of the emirate.
is based at EAD headquarters in Abu Dhabi, and works closely with the Division of Early Warning and Assessment at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and with UNEP's Regional Office of West Asia, based in Bahrain.
The Abu Dhabi Demonstration project is facilitated by AGEDI
and supported by an expert team from GRID-Arendal, UNEP, WCMC, Forest Trends, and a world class team of coastal carbon scientists.
The EAD launched the Interactive Atlas in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) and AGEDI
The Interactive Atlas was launched today by EAD and AGEDI
, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to highlight the educational extension created on such a unique, local resource that is freely accessible to all users with the internet.
The EWS-WWF launched the Ecological Footprint Initiative (Al Basma Al Beeiyah Initiative) in October 2007 by a partnership comprising the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi's AGEDI
(Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative) and the Global Footprint Network (GFN).
For the UAE, the journey to this critical point began the moment the AGEDI
was launched in 2002," said Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, secretary-general of EAD.
In an interview with Gulf News, Majid Al Mansouri, EAD Secretary-General, speaks on behalf of AGEDI
about the importance of the project and its progress.
With the AGEDI
mandate, the UAE has advocated the importance of environmental and social information gathering and access to emerging economies, and the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit places the issue on the world stage and sets an agenda for action," said Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and chairman of EAD.