EU Ambassadors plant mangroves in Abu Dhabi

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  • Date: 29-Mar-2023
  • Source: Emirates News…
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  • Country:UAE
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EU Ambassadors plant mangroves in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 28th March, 2023 (WAM) -- The European Union Ambassador to the UAE, Andrea Matteo Fontana, accompanied by a delegation of ambassadors and representatives from 16 EU member states, visited Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi on Monday to take a stand against climate change by planting mangroves and raising awareness about the importance of these ecosystems.

The visit was organised by the EU Delegation to the UAE to highlight the crucial role of mangroves as a nature-based solution in mitigating climate change and support the UAE's ambitious initiative to plant 100 million mangroves by 2030, as well as contribute to the efforts of the UAE-led Mangrove Alliance for Climate.

The visit also saw the participation of youth from the Arab Youth Centre and the UAE Youth Climate Delegates. The delegation was welcomed by Ahmed Al Hashmi, Executive Director of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi; Dr. Das Himansu, and Huda Al Mazrouei.

The delegation was also joined by representatives from Jubail Island, including Eng. Abdullah Al Shamsi, Corporate Director, and Mohamed Hafez, Adventure Director. During the visit, the delegation was given a guided tour of Jubail Mangrove Park, where they learned more about the important role of mangroves in combating climate

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