Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 27 October 2020

Adnoc signs new conservation framework

The oil company will partner with government bodies to better protect natural habitat

Adnoc has planted more than 250,000 mangrove seedlings in the emirate Ravindranath K / The National
Adnoc has planted more than 250,000 mangrove seedlings in the emirate Ravindranath K / The National

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has signed a new agreement aimed at better protecting the emirate's natural habitat.

In a collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, officials aim to explore further opportunities in environmental conservation.

Under the terms of the framework initiative, the three bodies have agreed to monitor and maintain strict air quality standards across Abu Dhabi.

Already, Adnoc has planted more than 250,000 mangrove seedlings in the emirate, as well as built 293 artificial coral reefs to enrich and safeguard marine life.

“This agreement will help to ensure that Adnoc continues to protect and conserve the UAE’s environment and natural habitats for generations to come,” said Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Adnoc Group chief executive.

“Closer collaboration between Adnoc, the ministry and environment agency will also make a significant contribution to the UAE’s broader environmental and sustainable development goals.

“In addition, this agreement makes good business sense, as sound environmental performance will enhance our bottom line while creating lasting value for society at large.”

Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, also welcomed the move.

“We applaud Adnoc's steadfast dedication to driving sustainability and mitigating its environmental footprint through multiple measures and initiatives,” he said.

“The framework agreement aligns with this commitment and will lead to notable initiatives and greater achievements in the emirate’s environmental protection efforts.”

Updated: February 4, 2020 07:50 PM

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