Dubai: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) kicked off the process of establishing a national air emissions inventory in Dubai.
The meeting was attended by representatives of both federal and emirate-level entities.
The establishment of a national air emissions inventory is expected to provide useful, up-to-date, and comprehensive data on pollutant emissions.
MOCCAE noted that maintaining an accurate, reliable, and comprehensive inventory is crucial for policies on air quality management going forward.
Improving air quality is one of the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, where the National Agenda aims at raising the rate of air quality in the UAE to 90% by 2021.
In collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will involve developing a methodology for an air emissions inventory for the UAE based on best practice and stakeholder consensus.
The second phase of the project will aim to deliver a full-scale national inventory that covers all major point, line, and area sources.
MOCCAE plans to hold further stakeholder meetings later this year where a draft inventory methodology for the national air emissions inventory project will be presented and discussed.