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The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) was established in 1996 to preserve Abu Dhabi’s natural heritage, protect our future, and raise awareness about environmental issues. EAD is Abu Dhabi’s environmental regulator and advises the government on environmental policy. It works to create sustainable communities, and protect and conserve wildlife and natural resources. EAD also works to ensure integrated and sustainable water resources management, to ensure clean air and minimise climate change and its impacts.
In 2012 the Agency appointed us to help them to tackle some of their most pressing sustainability issues, such as water and energy use, emission levels, material consumption and waste management, and to promote sustainable business practices.
Since then we have been providing strategic counsel and stakeholder mapping, training programmes and capacity building, working directly with EAD in Abu Dhabi and remotely from the UK.
We are also developing and helping to launch a series of informative guides for businesses and government organisations that show stakeholders how to take action that promotes environmentally sustainable business practices. Available in English and Arabic, the guides use graphic illustrations to communicate key facts and statistics for specific audiences.
We are also producing awareness raising materials to address the growing concern over the Emirate’s dangerously low groundwater levels. Aimed primarily at farmers and farm owners, the heaviest users of water in Abu Dhabi, they highlight inefficient and illegal water use – and how to make changes that will conserve precious natural resources and boost production.
Said EAD’s Helena Carless: “With Corporate Culture’s expert guidance and support in behaviour change we are communicating more effectively with business, key influencers and regulators, as well as higher education institutions.
“We are confident that our combined efforts will result in measurable and positive outcomes and sustained change throughout the business and government community in Abu Dhabi, and play an important role in achieving our vision for 2030.”