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UAE's climate risks in the spotlight when hosting the World Ocean Summit

1 Apr 2019, Acclimatise

This year's World Ocean Summit, which was held last month in Abu Dhabi, highlighted the climate risks its host country is facing. Sea level rise in particular is a significant concern for the UAE, given that its coastal areas are both home to the majority of its population and also the source of almost 70 percent of the country's GDP.



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