Quotes: US 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
 Oct 2 2014 - Two suicide attacks kill seven in KabulThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul yesterday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Kuwait- Labor minister to form panel for tackling fake recruitmentArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY Oct 1 (Agencies): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh on Wednesday issued a decree to form a committee for ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar SC trounce Al Gharafa, Al Khor winThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A hat-trick by Harbaoui Hamdi helped Qatar Sports Club trounce Al Gharafa 5-1 in the sixth round of the Qatar Stars League here yesterday.Qatar SC, who have 12 points from ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar have gold in sight as they take on South Korea todayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) After a series of missed chances at previous Asian Games, Qatar have their sights firmly set on the gold medal as they take on South Korea in the handball final today.Valero ...

 Oct 2 2014 - DQs give Hairane unexpected bronze as Bala misses outThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's Jamal Hairane won an unexpected bronze yesterday after the top three finishers in the men's 800m final were sensationally disqualified.Saudi Arabia's Abdulaziz ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar- Ogunode smashes 200m recordThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) After a record-breaking victory in the 100m race on Sunday, Femi Ogunode had vowed to also bag the 200m Asian Games gold - besides issuing a warning to Usain Bolt to watch ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar- Retaj eyes investments in MoldovaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Retaj is looking for opportunities to invest in real estate, tourism and hotels in Moldova, officials have said.Dr Mohammed bin Johar Al Mohammed, the deputy board manager of ...

 Oct 2 2014 - China to expand bank operations in QatarThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) China is looking to further expand its banking operations in Qatar. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), which is already having its operations under Qatar ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar- Al Sada meets US counterpartThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) H E Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry, during his visit to the US, met with his American counterpart Dr Ernest Moniz.During the meeting, the ...

 Oct 2 2014 - 41 children killed in twin bombings in SyriaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes were locked in fierce fighting yesterday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of Islamic State group ...

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

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

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
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

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


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help