Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

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

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 28/04/2014
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 1 2015 - Saudi- Short circuit caused Aramco fire 3 Canadians among deadArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ALKHOBAR: A short circuit involving a transformer in the basement of the residential complex of Saudi Aramco resulted in the fire on Sunday according to a preliminary probe. The ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Saudi- Why top women won't contest civic electionsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) JEDDAH: A number of prominent Saudi women have cited several reasons for not running as candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Some of them are an alleged lack of ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Car Bomb Hits Libya's TripoliQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) A car bomb exploded in the Thahra area of central Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday.One person was injured in the blast and a number of cars parked nearby were damaged. ...

 Sep 1 2015 - The Syrian conundrumArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) This is with reference to the article 'Ousting Assad must to defeat Daesh' (Aug. 31) by Hassan Barari. Saudi Arabia has been calling for the removal of Bashar Assad since the ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Israeli Naval Forces Fire on Gaza FishermenQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of Gaza City on Tuesday morning. The fishermen came under fire as they were sailing off the ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Saudi- Power politicsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) I read with interest the article 'Justice done to death' (Aug. 31) by Neil Berry. I have started to believe that laws are meant only to rein in the masses worldwide. People like ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Qatar- QTA Awarded Best Arab Government Tourism AuthorityQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) Monday announced receiving the award of "Best Arab tourist governmental body" for 2015, and granted by the Arab Center for Media tourism, ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Tortured alive or poisoned to death: The suffering of stray dogs in EgyptDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) They were born believing the streets are their home. No matter how unsafe home is, they don't have anywhere else to go to, it's where they belong. Even if that means ...

 Sep 1 2015 - Egypt- The witches and wizards of the Patient Support Team: A new approach for charity eventsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) If you are a Harry Potter fan living in Egypt, you will almost certainly have heard about the Harry Potter Experience organised by the Patient Support Team (PST). Last ...

 Sep 1 2015 - The industrialisation of reconciliation: Iran, Saudi Arabia and ISDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) came across a curious news item the other day on Reuters about an industrial development project in Saudi Arabia, and it rang a few bells. The plan is to build a "new ...

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