United Arab Emirates

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A blue bin floating on water during flooding in Montreal
Research exploring the economic consequences of water risk fueled by climate change through to 2050 predicts that droughts, floods and storms could wipe USD5.6 trillion USD from the GDP of key economies, with some more affected than others.
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Sand storm hitting the city of Basra in Iraq, 2022
Drought and changing weather patterns feed stronger, longer dust storms, causing damage that costs the region $13 billion a year.
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2022
This research applies remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) methods to assess the spatial distribution of natural hazards and their proximity to heritage sites in the UAE. The GIS database is available for interested users upon request.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)

DRR Community in United Arab Emirates

Governance

Sendai Framework Focal Point

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National Platform

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National policies and plans

2017

The National Climate Change Plan serves as a roadmap to bolster nationwide actions for climate mitigation and adaptation in the UAE until 2050. This Climate Plan consolidates the UAE’s climate action under a single framework and identifies strategic

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Risk and governance profile(s)

2015
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority