State of Environment (SOE) - Abu Dhabi (Executive Summary)

Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) (2006)

The government of Abu Dhabi and the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) recognize that access to the latest information on the state of our environment is critical to making the right decisions in environmental management and also in understanding the potential impact on the environment of decisions not directly related to the environment. The report covers the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and it is structured around six major themes: Atmosphere, Water, Land, Coastal and Marine, Biodiversity and Waste. Key environmental issues are identified within these themes through data for various core environmental indicators. The State of Environment is an analysis that looks at the current status of the environment of a country, focusing on the driving forces, pressures, current state, impacts and responses taken up by the government of a nation. It is considered globally as a standard tool used to facilitate management of the environment.

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