Recently, Acclimatise, Deltares, and 5Oceans received the assignment to support the Emirate of Dubai in the creation of a climate adaptation strategy. This challenging project is coordinated by the Environment Department of Dubai Municipality. Dubai is an active member of the global C40 City Network.
In a world where the risk of climate change is becoming more overwhelming, it is in Dubai’s interests to identify appropriate strategies to adapt to climate change to ensure the Emirate continues to thrive in the future. A climate adaptation strategy therefore forms part of the foundation for Dubai’s high standard in economic, social and environmental targets and aspirations.
The primary aim of the adaptation strategy is to prevent negative impacts on sectors by presenting a guideline and actions that diminish risks of climate change. Another important objective is to identify actions, with high feasibility, broad support and in synergy with the ambitions and goals of sectors (e.g. tourism, energy, water, infrastructure, industry, real estate, nature preservation etc.).