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UAE President extends Year of Sustainability into 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan made the announcement to mark the UAE's National Environment Day.

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Sustainable Initiatives
February 4 2024
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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, announced on X that 2024 will be the continuation of the “Year of Sustainability.” It builds on the success of last year’s theme and reaffirms the nation's commitment to fostering a sustainable and prosperous future for all, as per a WAM report. 

"On the occasion of National Environment Day, we announce that the Year of Sustainability is extended into 2024, reflecting our ongoing collective commitment to protect and preserve the environment for the benefit of future generations. Building on the UAE Consensus achieved at COP28, we will continue to work hand in hand with the global community to pursue a more sustainable future for all," H.E. posted on X. 

Accoridng to the WAM report, throughout 2023, the Year of Sustainability championed raising awareness of the UAE's sustainability values, encouraging behaviour changes that inspire collective progress. This year, the Year of Sustainability continues to invite everyone that calls the UAE home to join in the collective effort to adopt sustainable practices through a range of community-driven initiatives and activities themed around sustainability. 

The year-long activations will be overseen by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Presidential Court, and H.H. Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Further announcements detailing the upcoming activities and initiatives will be made soon.