The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) recently celebrated a year of achievements.
Last year ADNOC, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), and EAD signed a framework agreement on the same day to explore opportunities for greater collaboration in environmental protection and conservation.
As a result of the Memorandum of Understanding, all parties have witnessed a long list of initiatives that took place across significant topics such as air quality, marine water, climate change, waste management and environmental permitting and assessments.
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi has collaborated on over 40 ADNOC environmental assessment projects with ADNOC.
The careful assessment of environmental impacts of alternative design and the implementation of mitigation measures and best environmental practices, in some of ADNOC’s Marine projects, has helped save over 175 square kilometres of critical habitats.
There has been a focus on monitoring air quality and the quality of marine water and sediment.
Her Excellency Shaikha Al Hosani, Executive Director of the Environmental Quality Sector at EAD said: “At EAD we understand that one of the main paths to success is through relevant collaborations and partnerships, with both government and private sector organisations”.
“After only one year of signing an agreement with ADNOC we have witnessed great success on all fronts”.
“The MOU strengthened the cooperation between EAD and ADNOC and facilitated implementation of a series of fruitful projects which are focused on air quality, waste management, climate change and marine water quality, to name a few”.
“ADNOC have proven to be an extremely committed partner who are consistently placing the environment at the top of their agenda and continuously integrate it into their main projects and plans for the benefit of Abu Dhabi”.