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World Ocean Summit: Arabian Gulf faces climate change challenge

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. Read the full article in The National.

The world's oceans are a gift of nature that we all have a duty to preserve

It's called the “blue marble” for a reason. Looking at the Earth from space, the enormous swaths of brilliant turquoise and navy blue dominate the picture, yet we focus so much of our attention on the landmasses floating amid all the water. Our oceans are the largest ecosystem on Earth – responsible for generating approximately…

Ban Ki-moon asks youth to challenge leaders for sustainability

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…