Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment

The 2020 Environmental Performance Index reports UAE’s high rankings in 8 categories namely:

  • Environmental Laws
  • Satisfaction with Preservation Efforts
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Household Solid Fuels
  • Wetlands
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Grasslands

Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said that the UAE’s prominent standing in global environmental rankings is the direct outcome of the continuing support and guidance of the country’s wise leadership, its effective cooperation with federal and local government entities, as well as the productive partnerships with the private sector and with international organizations specializing in environmental work.

"Protecting our environment, ensuring the sustainability of our natural resources, and conserving our biodiversity are among the strategic goals of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE. To address these priorities, the Ministry has implemented an integrated framework including in its scope environmental legislation, as well as projects and programs that align with the highest international standards,'' he added.