The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MoCCAE) and Oman’s Environment Authority signed a preliminary agreement to drive sustainable development and boost cooperation in areas related to environmental protection.
The MoU was part of a visit by a UAE delegation, headed by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, to Oman. During the visit, ways of enhancing cooperation in fish farming, achieving net-zero targets, mangrove plantation and the UAE’s preparations for the COP28 climate summit were discussed.
As per the agreement, the two sides will exchange best practices, and conduct joint research in the fields of environmental preservation, enhancing air quality, biodiversity conservation, achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), and preparing sustainable development progress reports, official news agency WAM reported.
Almheiri explained that the UAE seeks to encourage the implementation of eco-friendly solutions to address environmental challenges.
The visit included meetings with Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al Amri, chairman of Oman’s Environment Authority, and Dr Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources of Oman.
Oman is looking to diversify its economy and has signed a string of cross-border agreements.
Investment MoUs were inked between public and private sectors of Saudi Arabia and Oman recently, covering various sectors, including renewable energy and green hydrogen.