Zayed International Foundation for the Environment launches 2nd addition of Emirates Appreciation Award for Environment

DUBAI: The Zayed International Foundation for the Environment in cooperation with Ministry of Environment and Water has launched the second edition of the Emirates Appreciation Award for the Environment, which is aimed at ensuring solutions for environmental issues.

This came during an event which was sponsored and attended by Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, who extended thanks and appreciation to Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his constant support to the efforts of the ministry and the role of Zayed International Foundation for the Environment in this regard.

The ceremony was also attended by members of Foundation’s Higher Committee and representatives of industrial, educational, media institutions, in addition to a number of local departments representatives.

Addressing a press conference at Dubai Police Academy on the occasion, Dr. Rashid said that Emirates Appreciation Award for the Environment was established and partonised by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to stimulate and appreciate the pioneering national initiatives and best practices aimed at protecting environment and achieving the sustainable development in the U.A.E.

He added that the award had achieved an amazing success in its 1st edition and honoured elite personalities and foundations, who participated successfully in the national environmental work in the U.A.E., which included Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai.

Bin Fahad also pointed out that the U.A.E. has attained great achievements and promoted its international stature through its strong commitment to environmental issues locally and internationally, as well as translating its commitment into strategies, plans and developed working programmes.

He also reiterated the importance of the Award and its role in encouraging and supporting environmental works, national individual and group initiatives, in addition to stimulating institutions to seek excellence and innovation in order to ensure solutions for environmental issues to consolidate the concept of sustainable development.