Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE calls for global food security marine protection efforts  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 27/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The uae has called for global protection of marine resources food security and safer environment at an international four-day summit in the dutch capital of the hague.

in his keynote speech at the ‘global oceans action summit for food security and blue growth’ dr rashid ahmed bin fahd uae minister of environment and water said the three issues of marine protection food security and a safe environment were a big challenge and of great importance for the world’s future.

“the uae fully supports international efforts to protect marine resources and the world’s oceans and seas pursue a sustainable economy and ensure food security” he told the summit which was attended by prominent international speakers and leaders including us secretary of state john kerry prime minister of granada keith mitchel.

dr bin fahd further noted that a large part of the economy and culture of the uae and the broader arabian gulf have been traditionally rooted on marine resources.

“the world’s marine environment is facing numerous threats such as biodiversity loss coastal erosion marine pollution acidification coastal development and climate change among others” the minister warned.

he underscored the importance of international cooperation in addressing these critical issues affecting not only the environment but the economy and society as a whole as well.

the minister said the uae has been undertaking several eco-initiatives such as the enactment of a federal law in 1999 governing the proper use and protection of aquatic resource and the ‘blue carbon’ project overseen by the abu dhabi global environmental data initiative which connects local coastal and marine ecosystem health with climate change mitigation.

he further highlighted the uae’s active participation in concerted efforts to protect the marine and coastal environment as well as address climate change citing a number of international agreements it has made over the past decades.

he also revealed that as part of its commitment to mitigating climate change the uae will be hosting a high-profile event ‘abu dhabi ascent’ in early may in support of the un secretary-general’s climate summit slated for september in new york.

as for food security dr bin fahd said: “the uae has been reformulating policies and conducting research in support of the proper governance and management of the fisheries sector. the uae government has also been promoting technology investments for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.”

the minister explained that such efforts are in line with the uae’s ‘green growth strategy’ comprising various government-led initiatives to develop a mechanism for sustainable development and to transition towards a green economy. this strategy he said is guided by the uae’s ‘vision 2021’ growth agenda.

“it is clear that we must ensure the sustainability of our marine resources and make them viable tools for development. this will require the forging of partnerships at multiple levels. today we have an excellent opportunity to proactively discuss issues as well as identify priorities partnerships and actions that can strengthen our collective environment efforts.”

news?khaleejtimes.com


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 4 2015 - UAE spa tourism set for USD411m earnings in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE has taken the first place among Arab countries in terms of spa tourism, with visitor numbers set to double by the next two years.MENA region is the second fastest-growing market in ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Key Arab countries' USD367b of GDP faces threatMENAFN
(MENAFN) Lloyd, a specialist insurance market, has a recent research showing that the economic development for Middle East's key countries which sets at USD367 billion of GDP is at serious risk over ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Boeing joins forces with KSA to develop infrastructureMENAFN
(MENAFN) Boeing, the US aerospace giant which is worth more than USD90 billion, has partnered with Saudi kingdom to build local capabilities in aviation and defense sectors.The firm has teamed up ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Lights out for movie houses in Libya's 'Mermaid of Med'AFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The Libyan capital once boasted grand movie houses that packed in smartly dressed couples for a special night out, but how times have changed. Today, the sole major cinema left in ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Qatar shares end lower as index drops 38.75 pointsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index dropped 38.75 points or -0.34% on Thursday when it closed at 11,347.15 points.The market capitalisation declined to QR 598.911bn from QR ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE- Gulf bourses consolidate as global markets steady Dubai surges 1.6%Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Gulf stock markets consolidated yesterday after oil prices and global equities steadied, while Egypt jumped on strong economic data and corporate news.Oil moved little yesterday ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE Business Council set up in New DelhiGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al-Nahyan, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs along with Sushma Swaraj, India's External Affairs Minister after the inauguration of UAE Business Council ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE- Jewellery group seeks time to repay debtsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer that defaulted on loans worth about 500mn dirhams ($136mn) has asked banks for time to put together a repayment plan, the company said ...

 Sep 4 2015 - French judges drop probe into Arafat's deathGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said yesterday. "At the ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Russia delays UN probe of Syria chemical attacksGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Russia said yesterday it was considering details of how to establish a UN team to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, holding up final Security Council approval to ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help