What’s Going on?

In her role as Managing Director of Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Emirates Nature WWF, Razan is often calling attention to the issues and solutions related to the environment and species conservation. Here is a digest of the news and headlines about Razan.

News & Headlines

In The Ecologist, Razan Al Mubarak calls on conservationists to work alongside global health and trade authorities to prevent future pandemics

30th Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call that a seemingly innocuous event in one part of the world can have a profound effect on the other side of the planet in just a matter of days. In an op-ed written for The Ecologist, Razan Al Mubarak makes a powerful case for the need for conservationists […]

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Euronews looks at Razan Al Mubarak’s record of conservation leadership

19th Apr 2020

For a recent episode of Inspire Middle East on Euronews, Razan Al Mubarak met with correspondent Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham in Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Mangrove Park to discuss conservation initiatives she is leading in the UAE, Chad, and beyond. Mangroves planted in Abu Dhabi forty years ago now absorb more than 41 million tons of carbon-dioxide equivalents, […]

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Emirati environmentalist Razan Al Mubarak in running to lead global wildlife agency

13th Feb 2020 | The National

An Emirati environmentalist will run for the presidency of a global conservation body working to preserve wildlife and nature. Razan Al Mubarak was chosen as one of the two candidates to head the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Ms Al Mubarak, managing director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and head […]

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Heroes of Sustainability: Meet the individuals who have dedicated their careers to creating a greener future for all

23rd Jan 2020 | The National

Razan Al Mubarak has been at the forefront of the UAE’s successful efforts in the conservation of key species over the last decade. Like most mothers, she aspires for her daughter to grow up in a world of clean air and water, graced by nature. Unlike most three-year-olds, however, that little girl has a parent […]

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Climate change playbook is a threat to the conservation cause

13th Nov 2019 | The UAE National

As preparations get underway for a landmark UN-sponsored conference on bio-diversity in China next year, a leading conservationist has given warning that the issue needs to be seen as separate to the climate change agenda. Razan Al Mubarak, the head of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, told a panel at the Paris Peace […]

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EAD hosts 4th IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders’ Meeting in Abu Dhabi

6th Oct 2019 | Emirates News Agency

Under the patronage of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, the Species Survival Commission, SSC, of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, today opened its four-day Leaders’ Meeting in the UAE capital. The conference has brought together more than 350 conservation experts, including the IUCN Secretariat and other IUCN commissions, Red List […]

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Species Conservation Experts to Unite in Abu Dhabi to Enhance Global Action for Biodiversity

25th Sep 2019 | IUCN

The highly anticipated gathering of international experts aims to heavily influence the functioning, growth and integration of species conservation work. Eleven years after the first International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SCC) Leaders’ Meeting held in Al Ain in 2008, the leadership of the IUCN and SSC will meet again from […]

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World Ocean Summit: Arabian Gulf faces climate change challenge

5th Mar 2019 | The UAE National

Environmental leaders have warned that the Arabian Gulf faces a daunting challenge in combating climate change. Razan Al Mubarak, managing director of the Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi, told delegates at the World Ocean summit that the region was particularly vulnerable to increases in global temperatures.

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Ban Ki-moon asks youth to challenge leaders for sustainability

15th Jan 2019 | Gulf News

Ban was having a conversation with Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, secretary-general of the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, about “Sustainable Development Goals in practice,” at the Future Sustainability Summit. The former UN chief appreciated the UAE’s sustainability initiatives: “Many countries should emulate what the UAE is doing. Its leadership is investing wisely in the nation’s resources as […]

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74% of UAE emissions from energy sector

11th Dec 2017 | Gulf News

The majority of emissions being produced in the UAE can be traced back to the country’s energy sector, making up 74 per cent of released emissions, said an official during the first day of the Clean Air Forum held in Abu Dhabi, yesterday. Organised by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Department of Economic […]

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