United Arab Emirates

  • Income group: high income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.392
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 211,370
  • Population: 8,264,070
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • No details in adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

The UAE is also undergoing significant restoration and plantation efforts of both mangroves and sea-grass, supporting ecosystem-based adaptation as well.

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
 

Current Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

The UAE has developed and implemented a number of strategies and plans, which aim to improve understanding of wetlands, including coastal carbon systems, and will also assist in minimizing anthropogenic impacts.

The UAE is also undergoing significant restoration and plantation efforts of both mangroves and sea-grass, supporting ecosystem-based adaptation as well.