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UAE launches new tool to track emissions and air quality

The UAE is the first in the region to build this system complying with the ETF under the Paris Agreement.

UAE launches new tool to track emissions and air quality
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To set an example for climate action, embracing environmental transparency and innovative technologies is essential.

The UAE recently launched Integrated Emission Quantification Tool (IEQT), a tool to track its greenhouse gas emissions, air quality pollutants, and mitigation efforts.

For the country, which strengthened its climate commitment earlier this year, with the third update of its second Nationally Determined Contribution, aiming for a 40% emissions cut by 2030 compared to business as usual, the IEQT will be pivotal in tracking progress toward this ambitious goal.

Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, emphasized the IEQT’s significance as a key component of the UAE’s National Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Transparency System, launched in 2021. This system reinforces the UAE’s dedication to environmental responsibility and its ambition to be a regional leader in sustainability.

The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to develop an integrated system aligned with the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. This pioneering step sets a powerful example for other nations in the region.

The National MRV Transparency System serves four key objectives: Supporting the implementation of the National Climate Action Plan, meeting international reporting obligations, tracking progress, and delivering on the mandate of the National Quality Agenda 2031.

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