Symposiums & Conferences


Mon 13 August 2018HE Dr Al Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate Change and Environment, UAEAnn Harding Centre, Building 24

HE Dr Al Zeyoudi
Minister for Climate Change
and Environment, UAE

DATE: Monday 13 August 2018
VENUE: Ann Harding Centre, Building 24, UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
TIME: 5:45pm for 6:00pm start
RSVP: UCIGPA | at | by 12 noon Monday 13 August


Please join us for a special event exploring the opportunities and challenges heralded by climate change in the United Arab Emirates. A presentation by the Minister for Climate Change and Environment will provide an overview of UAE and its plans for the future. A panel discussion will further explore the topic, with leading researchers in climate change from areas as diverse as climate science, water management, urban futures and governance. Followed by questions from the audience. Introduction by Professor Deep Saini, Vice Chancellor, University of Canberra

Panel Members:


Dr Lain Dare
University of Canberra (UC);
Natural resource management; environmental politics

Delegates from the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the UAE Embassy:
HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi (Minister of Climate Change and Environment); Ms Taif Al Amiri (Director of Government Communication Department); Ms Tina Latif (Head of Special Projects); Ms Amal Al Ahmadi  (Analyst, Food Diversity Sector); Dr Mohammed Al Medfaei (Environment Agency; Executive Director of the Integrated Environment Policy and Planning Sector); Mr Abdullah Ali Al Nuaimi (Environment Agency; Head of Environmental Policy Section); Mr Sami Matani (Business Representative; Director at Mawarid Project Management, Mawarid Holding); HE Dr Obaid Al Ketbi (UAE Ambassador to Australia); HE Mrs Rawda Al Mansoori, UAE Cultural Attaché; Ms Asma AlYammahi (UAE Embassy; Head of Political Section); Ms Ayesha Almansoori (UAE Embassy; Head of Media Section; Mr Abdallah Alahmed (UAE Embassy; Head of Consular Section); Dr Mayada Hansnata (UAE Embassy; Senior Researcher); Amadeldin Mohammed (UAE Embassy; Senior Researcher); HE Brigadier Staff Pilot, Tareq Albannay Alahmed (UAE Defence Attaché to Australia); Lieutenant Colonel, Abdulla Khamis Saeed AlKaabi (Deputy Defence Attaché); Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Jararwah (UAE Military Office, Canberra).



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