• Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI)

The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently launched a pioneering ‘Blue Carbon’ project that connects the local natural coastal ecosystem management with climate change mitigation.

The project aims to assess the carbon and ecosystem services of Abu Dhabi’s coastal habitats, gain an understanding of their geographic extent and assess blue carbon in a climate and policy framework for the development of potential mitigation initiatives in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the outcomes hope to provide improved management options for the preservation and restoration of the coastal ecosystems. These coastal ecosystems include mangrove forests, sea grass meadows, saltwater marshlands and coastal sabkha (salt flats).