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  • COMMITTED

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    Our nation committed to global & domestic efforts to combat climate change.

    Addressing Climate Change at Home & Abroad

    COP21 Paris Nov 30 Dec 11, 2015

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  • Addressing Climate Change at Home & Abroad

    Global warming is caused by an excess of heat-trapping gases, or greenhouse gases (GHGs) first and foremost carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides. These gases prevent the suns heating rays from radiating back into space after they have reached the earths surface. This warming has a number of knock-on effects, such as melting glaciers, heavier rainstorms, more frequent droughts and changing weather patterns. Together, global warming and these phenomena are known as climate change.

    In December, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations International Conference on Climate Change (COP 21). This meeting will mark a major turning point in global climate change strategy, and intends to deliver a new international climate agreement to come into force in 2020.

    It will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim to govern climate action.

    The United Arab Emirates is committed and prepared to work closely with other nations to find viable, real-world solutions that address this pressing challenge, at home and abroad. The UAE delegation to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference comprises of esteemed representatives from 17 organisations and government entities. The delegation will highlight the UAEs role as a recognised, responsible key player and a partner committed to the global efforts in addressing climate change.

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme

    Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

    The future depends on the steps we

    take today.

    United Arab EmiratesProud Participant in the Annual Conference of Parties COP 21, Paris

    For more information about the UAEs delegation at COP21, please scan:

    masdar.ae/cop21

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    According to World Food Program (WPF), by 2015, the number affected by climate

    change disasters could reach 375 million people per year

    Scientists have warned that if emissions continue to rise, we will pass the threshold estimated as a temperature rise of 2C above pre-industrial levels beyond which global warming becomes

    catastrophic and irreversible

    According to a recent report by Oxfam, climate change could

    push up food prices by 50-60% by 2030

    Current emissions trajectories indicate that we are heading for a rise of about 5C by 2100. To put that in perspective, the temperature difference between todays world and the last ice age was about 5C, so small changes in temperature can mean big differences for the Earth.

    Neither the UAE, nor the Middle East in general, will be immune to the physical or economic impacts of climate change. Climate change has direct impact on the UAE, including:

    Sea levels: Rising sea levels pose significant threats to the UAE as its coastal zones are home to about 85% of the population and over 90% of water and power infrastructure.

    Water resources: Increased evaporation and reduced rainfall from todays minimal levels will put greater pressure on already scarce water resources in the UAE.

    Food supply: Increased precipitation and extreme weather events in other countries will have direct implications for the UAEs food supply given that the UAE imports 90% of its food.

    Biodiversity: Increased ocean temperatures and higher concentrations of CO2 will lead to the acidification of waters and threaten the existence of the UAEs most biologically-productive systems, such as mangrove forests and sea grass beds.

    Climate ChangeA Global Challenge

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    The United Arab Emirates is a global partner in climate change action through renewable energy deployment at home and abroad.

    68%of the Gulfs renewable

    energy capacity

    12%of global CSP capacity

    $1.7bnequity invested

    $6.4bnof renewable energy assets

    160,000 Jobs

    By 2030, the UAEs green economy

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    Masdar City

    Abu Dhabi Solar Roof Programme

    Um al Zumool Farm Project

    Murwah Island Project

    Al Wathba Stables Project

    Sea Palace

    UAE Island PV & Desalination

    Renewable Energy Water Desalination

    Al Reyadah

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    Al Ain Dewan

    Masdar City, Concentrated PV Plant

    Al Jarnain Island, PV Plant

    Masdar Solar Hub

    Al Hayl Hybrid Systems

    Omran Hospital Rooftop PV

    Al Wathba Camel Farm and Stables

    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    Rashid Abdullah Omran Hospital

    London, UK

    Spain

    Morocco

    Mauritania

    Mali

    Sierra Leone

    Sudan

    Ecuador

    Egypt

    Iran

    Argentina

    Maldives

    Seychelles

    Oman

    Cuba

    St.Vincent & Grenadines

    Helmand Province Afghanistan

    Mongolia

    Tonga

    Kiribati

    Vanuatu

    Tuvalu

    Samoa

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    Majuro

    Fiji

    Pohnpei

    Nauru

    Palau

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    CO2 CAPTURE PROJECT

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  • United Arab Emirates is taking leading action to advance clean energy & other climate solutions

    Efficient Management & Conservation

    In 2014 the Regulation and Supervision Bureau of Abu Dhabi (RSB), in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC), announced a revision of water and electricity tariffs across the Emirate to encourage the sustainability and conservation of our precious resources.

    Carbon Capture, Use & Storage (CCUS)

    The CCUS project in Emirates Steel Industries (ESI) is the first project under Al Reyadah that comprises three elements; industrial capture of the CO2 from the ESI facility; compression, dehydration and transportation of the CO2 from the Masdar carbon capture facility to an ADNOC onshore oil field; and finally the use of injected CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.

    Green Building Standards

    The Pearl Rating System, the green building rating system developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council as part of Estidama, will enhance water and energy efficiency and conservation. The system aims to create more comfortable and healthier communities that consume less energy and fresh water and generate less waste.

    Long-term Wastewater Collection & Conveyance

    The Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme (STEP) is recognised as one of the longest gravity-driven sewerage tunnels in the world. STEP is an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solution to meet the long-term wastewater collection and conveyance needs of Abu Dhabi.

    The UAEs actions reflect the countrys economic diversification strategy and the commitment to sustainable development, which harness innovation and green growth to ensure prosperity and environmental protection.

    In 2012, the UAE set out the Green Growth Strategy, a unified federal roadmap for economic growth and social development rooted in sustainable initiatives.

    STEP In the SpotlightOne of the longest

    gravity-driven sewerage tunnels in the world

    Average pumping capacity of

    1.7 mcubic metres per day

    Featured in National Geographics

    primetime documentary Megastructures

    45km of link sewers connecting

    the existing sewerage system to the new deep

    sewer tunnel

    41km of deep sewer tunnel

    5.5minternal diameter

    Setting a national target to generate 24% of electricity from clean energy sources by 2021

  • First UAE Annual Sustainability Report issued

    The Carbon Footprint Initiative was launched

    The construction of the first desalination plant in the UAE

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