Established in 1996, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is committed to protecting and enhancing air quality, groundwater as well as the biodiversity of the Abu Dhabi Emirate’s desert and marine ecosystems. By partnering with other government entities, the private sector, NGOs and global environmental agencies, EAD embraces international best practice, innovation and hard work to institute effective policy measures. EAD seeks to raise environmental awareness, facilitate sustainable development and ensure environmental issues remain one of the top priorities of the UAE’s national agenda. For more information, please visit www.ead.ae and www.agedi.org.
Established in 2005, GEO strives to improve the world’s observation systems and provide policy makers and scientists with accurate and useful data that can be used to make informed decisions on issues affecting the planet. GEO’s primary focus is to develop a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to enhance the ability of end-users to discover and access Earth observation data and convert it to useable and useful information. GEO is headquartered in Switzerland. For more information, visit www.earthobservations.org.
IUCN was established in 1948 as a mechanism to unite the conservation community. Its Members comprise 215 states and government agencies plus 1,036 national and international NGOs. It convenes six expert Commissions, focusing on education and communication, socio-economics, ecosystems, species, environmental law, and protected areas. It is supported by a Secretariat of over 1,000 staff in about 45 national offices. Its functions encompass mobilizing knowledge products, supporting policy, capacity building, and funding and implementing action on the ground and in the water. For more information, please visit www.iucn.org.
United Nations Environment (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP has the mandate to keep the state of the environment under review, and assess global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends. For more information, please visit www.unep.org.
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our 500 experts and staff work with partners in more than 50 countries; we have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia and the United States. For more information, visit www.wri.org.