UAE to establish first-of-its-kind think tank to tackle climate change

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The UAE has announced the establishment of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) to drive the Emirates’ commitment towards net zero by 2050, during the New York Climate Week.

The UICCA is a non-partisan, climate action entity that will bring together members of the public and private sector, including academic institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

It will primarily focus on providing advice and recommendations to stakeholders on positive climate action that facilitates the transition to a green economy.

The main sectors of concentration will include electric mobility, sustainable fuels, energy efficiency, green buildings, smart cities, carbon capture and storage, nature-based solutions and a growing Agriculture Technology (AgTech) and Climate Tech segment.

The UICCA will be led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, CEO and Founder of Alliances for Global Sustainability and Co-founder of Aurora50.

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