Much work has been done on advancing and implementing conservation efforts in blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, seagrasses and saltmarshes) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the Abu Dhabi GLoval Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in partnership with Emirate Municipalities. Blue carbon efforts were initiated by the Regional Blue Carbon Feasibility Study and the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project. This document builds on findings of the National Blue Carbon bundled with Ecosystem Services programme, as well as Abu Dhabi’s Blue Carbon Policy (Climate Change Assessment Report) published by AGEDI as part of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project.
Given the extensive literature on blue carbon and ecosystem services policy review from the UAE, the UNEP/GEF Blue Forests Project refrained from conducting a full National Policy Assessment as it did for the other project countries and focused instead on summarizing the key policy items and next steps.
Download the summary Here.