National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017–2050

Plan Type: Sectoral Plan

Member State: United Arab Emirates

Coverage Period: -

Document Language: English

National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017–2050

June 2017

The National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017–2050is the UAE’s comprehensive framework to address the causes and impacts of climate change, plan the transition into a climate resilient green economy and achieve a better quality of life. The primary objectives of the Climate Plan are to:

  1. Manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while sustaining economic growth - the UAE’s total GHG emissions are expected to continue rising with the projected economic and population growth. However, the Climate Change Plan aims to manage emissions and ensure that climate action supports achievement of the economic goals.

  2. Minimise risks and improve capacity of adaptation to climate change - promoting a climate-resilient economy is a prerequisite for the UAE to realise the transformation outlined in the Vision 2021. A systematic and scientific assessment of climate risks and vulnerabilities is at the heart of the Climate Change Plan. It emphasises on the need to protect the economy, infrastructure, people and ecosystems from climate-related impacts.

  3. Enhance the UAE’s economic diversification agenda through innovative solutions - as the UAE continues to invest in non-oil sectors with high growth potential, the Climate Change Plan will facilitate a stronger growth momentum in key emerging sectors. This will be achieved by deploying innovative measures to generate high added value for the emerging industries, encouraging job creations in green businesses and leveraging the mutual supportive relationship between climate action and economic diversification.