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Climate Action

Climate Action

Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the planet and humanity.

People and nature worldwide are already feeling the effects: from droughts, fires, flooding and heat waves caused by extreme weather to the loss of coral reefs due to changes in ocean temperature. And these impacts will only worsen if the global temperature continues to rise.

The good news is that many progressive companies, cities, investors and economic sectors are joining communities to take climate action - and we can still escape the worst impacts of climate change, building a safer future for all.

But we need to do more, and faster.


The UAE’s role is important.

Global leaders have set a commitment to implement the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5° celsius, and the UAE has set an important example for the region by actively participating in the global discourse and action on climate. As the country’s various related strategies and plans become a reality, both the economy and society will benefit from diversification away from oil.

With the UAE hosting the UNFCCC’s COP28 international climate conference in 2023, the nation is committed to play a global role in the negotiations to ramp up commitments and ensure effective implementation of emission reductions. The UAE has recently announced ambitions to reach net-zero by 2050, which creates new opportunities for increasing ambition in climate action for both the private and the public sector. Similarly, a number of private sector entities have also moved to making climate commitments and the number of organisations keen to act is growing. Decarbonizing our economies, while challenging in the beginning, is expected to enhance development of new economic sectors, create new  jobs, and overall preserve human well-being.


Our goal is to support the UAE’s low carbon transition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and climate resilience.

Emirates Nature-WWF has and will continue to support the UAE in accelerating climate action across the wide economy including the implementation of the Net Zero Strategy by 2050 and future increase in the ambition of climate commitments  to achieve climate resiliency and climate-proof the UAE’s economy.

Through our projects and engagement with stakeholders, we are actively advancing dialogue around climate action across sectors and stakeholders, positioning the UAE’s private sector at the forefront of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and empowering civil society to contribute to the UAE’s low-carbon journey.