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Meet discusses innovative approach for sustainability

Afkar abdullah / 5 June 2012

The second edition of Ajman International Environment Conference and Exhibition was opened on Monday by His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, under the slogan ‘An innovative approach to sustainability’.

 

Shaikh Humaid at the opening ceremony of the environment conference in Ajman on Monday.

The conference, which will conclude on Wednesday, is being attended by 200 experts, scientists, researchers and students and over 20 local companies establishments specialised in the field of environment.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the conference, Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairperson of the Ajman Department of Municipality and Planning, said that protecting and preserving the environment from pollution is one of the most important mission and objectives of the municipality which is keen to ensure safe and stable life for future generations. “We are keen to plan for the future prosperity of the emirate and continue the effort to achieve the vision looking to the future,” he said.

He added that the Ajman Municipality had taken the lead in launching many environmental initiatives related to wildlife and continuous cleaning campaigns.

During the first day of the conference, the participants presented the experiences on renewable energy in addition to exhibiting water purifier as well as ways to get rid of air pollution.

Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, Minister of Water and Environment (WOE), said that scientific and technological progress, which has accelerated its pace in the last two decades of the last century, made major shift in UAE’s ability to cope with the pressures and environmental challenges. “This progress and the accumulation of our knowledge helped us to promote our understanding of the ecosystem and the nature of the changes it faces, a basis for developing a set of concepts, systems and using innovative technologies in environment field,” he said.

The UAE participates in the world’s initiatives in development and application of innovative solutions for the protection of the environment and ensure sustainability, the minister added. He pointed out that the UAE is adopting and implementing significant number of innovative methodologies, such as the approach of integrated management of water resources and techniques of rationalisation, and the approach of integrated waste management and processing techniques, disposal and reuse, recycling, and approaches to green architecture and techniques of energy conservation as well as efficient use of energy resources.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

 
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