Adornado added the ERDB is continuously developing the protocols on tissue culture, particularly micro-propagation of indigenous species of trees, including bamboo, to produce disease-free and quality planting materials.
Almost half, or 68, of the 143 critical watersheds in the country have already been characterized and vulnerability-assessed by the ERDB, he added.
Pasicolan, forum overall coordinator and ERDB Ecosystems Research chief, said the papers will provide updated information on R and D on coping mechanisms and adaptation strategies on the impacts of climate change.
The ideas that would be discussed in the forum would be used to the government's plan on urban resilience to climate change, the ERDB pointed out.
Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO of Etihad Rail, said: "Transporting more than two-million tonnes of sulphur in the past year during our testing and commissioning and trail operations phases is a very proud achievement for Etihad Rail, our operating partner, ERDB
, and the UAE as a whole, as it clearly demonstrates Etihad Rail's unique value proposition as a reliable, safe, and environmentally friendly mode of transport.
This condition, according to the ERDB
, was observed specifically among Rhizophora, a mangrove species that normally grows closer to land.
The cause of launching its investment operations from the Northern part of the continent was as a result of the challenges, needs and opportunities, which rose from the Arab Spring, coupled with shareholders and the international community s demand, said The ERDB
loan is part of its Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Direct Financing Facility.
With such consideration, policy experts urge the ASEAN to reconcile its target of establishing an economic integration through the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with the protection of the ecosystem and biodiversity, according to ERDBs