Issue 19: Sustainablity .                     
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In its Economic Vision 2030 the government of Abu Dhabi clearly outlines its intent to “build a sustainable and diversified, high value-added economy that is well integrated into the global economy and that provides more accessible and higher-value opportunities for all its citizens and residents.” ..

Tourism is an important element of Abu Dhabi’s plans for economic diversification and sustainable development. The word ‘sustainable’ is of critical importance here as tourism development may result in negative impacts on natural resources and local cultures owing to overuse and mismanagement. However, tourism can also play positive roles in natural ...

In January 2015, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will arrive in Abu Dhabi for two months of intense training. For eight weeks, the pilots will test and prepare for what will be the first solar-powered flight around the world, with the UAE’s capital chosen as both the starting point and the finishing line for the duo’s round-the-world tour...

There is an ongoing water crisis in the Middle East. From Iraq to Yemen, Morocco to the UAE, a lack of water and water resources is, conflict aside, perhaps one of the biggest existential threats to the region..

Established in 1996 to promote a balance between the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable development, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has since become an award-winning institution that is at the cutting-edge of global green initiatives, as envisioned..

Amid the glamour of its beach resorts and the bright lights of its successful Formula One Grand Prix race, Abu Dhabi is mindful of sowing deeper economic seeds for its young generations to come...
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