UAE Climate Change Risks & Resilience: An overview of climate change risks to 12 key sectors
Mar 29, 2017

                                                                                                                                      

  Download the report here.

The UAE is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, impacts that are already being felt in the UAE. These impacts are set to increase and may exceed the coping capacities of many sectors. 

EWS-WWF’s latest report, co-authored by Acclimatise and sponsored by Farnek, a leading facilities management company, titled, ‘UAE Climate Change Risks & Resilience: An overview of climate change risks to 12 key sectors is a comprehensive summary detailing the projected risks and impacts of climate change in the UAE. The report, aims to improve awareness and understanding of the risks posed by climate change among public and private sector decision makers and policymakers in the UAE and the region. EWS-WWF hopes that the findings and recommendations will act as a catalyst for action to increase the prioritisation of climate change in the UAE and encourage greater implementation of evidence-based adaptation measures.

Highlights of the report will be presented during a webinar on April 10th, 2017, hosted by EWS-WWF & Acclimatise.

The report summarises risks and impacts of climate change to 12 key sectors in the UAE, which are:

  1. Energy & Water;
  2. Transport & Logistics;
  3. Marine Ecosystems & Biodiversity;
  4. Terrestrial Ecosystems & Biodiversity;
  5. Health & Well-being;
  6. Oil & Gas;
  7. Industry;
  8. Buildings, Construction & Real Estate;
  9. Financial Services;
  10. Cultural Heritage, Hospitality and Tourism;
  11. Food Security: Domestic Agriculture, fishing and aquaculture; and,
  12. Food Security: International Food Imports.