Organisations to collaborate on sustainability-centered projects and programmes
Arada has inked a deal with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in a bid to enhance environmental sustainability and promote the concept among the community. The deal coincided with the 24th National Environment Day, held under the theme ‘Green Recovery’.
According to a statement, the MoU was sealed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Arada, and Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, during an event held at Manbat, the farmers’ market within the Aljada community in Sharjah.
The agreement outlined cooperation on sustainability-centered projects and programmes targeting youth, as well as initiatives focused on enhancing food security, such as promoting community farming and boosting the sale of local food products to support farmers and fishermen.
“This National Environment Day, we are very proud to cement our partnership with MOCCAE, which aligns perfectly with Arada’s aim to become a leader in the development of sustainable communities. Our collaboration has begun with the launch of Manbat but will expand to embrace a wide range of activities aimed at raising environmental awareness not just in our own communities but across the country, in addition to helping improve the UAE’s future food security,” said Sheikh Sultan.
The two parties will also develop joint programs to raise environmental awareness among the community, assist individuals and startups in embracing sustainability, and champion the concept in the development of integrated communities, the statement explained.
Dr Al Nuaimi added, “Environmental sustainability is a core priority for the UAE, and we spare no effort to get the private sector on board with this mission. Our agreement with Arada is a perfect example of a public-private partnership that aligns with our objectives, as together, we can make the real estate sector more sustainable. Through adopting sustainability principles across all fields and driving the country’s transition to a green economy, we can achieve a green recovery – the theme of this year’s National Environment Day.”