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March 1, 2024

UAE to bolster coordination between advanced technology & space sectors

The major UAE government entities have partnered to boost coordination between the advanced technology and space sectors.

The UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), UAE Space Agency, and COP28, through the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change (OSECC) will work together to encourage organizations in the advanced technology and space sectors to share their contributions towards climate efforts at the Technology and Innovation Hub at COP28.

MoIAT, the UAE Space Agency, and COP28, through OSECC, will also facilitate knowledge-sharing to accelerate the development of advanced technology solutions in the lead-up to the conference, contributing to the global event’s legacy.

The collaboration intends to further contribute to COP28’s inclusive ecosystem, bringing together major technology companies, global institutions, SMEs, and space agencies to promote joint action on climate targets.

Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi, Director-General and Special Representative of COP28 said that “the Technology and Innovation Hub will be an inclusive showcase for partners who have the will and capacity to help us build out the future. Harnessing technological solutions is the key to fast-tracking the energy transition; to build better and more advanced early warning systems; to support localized adaptation; and to strengthen the resilience of cities, industries, and communities.”

Furthermore, the alliance will encourage technology and industrial companies from around the world to use the UAE as a base for producing new technologies that can help drive sustainable industrial development, tackle climate change, and accelerate decarbonization.

“The partnership aims to encourage collaboration across areas of mutual interest to further enhance joint efforts, aligning industry and space sector outcomes with COP28’s objectives. By fostering cooperation, it seeks to accelerate progress towards Paris Agreement goals and strengthen the UAE’s position as a global hub for innovation in climate technologies,” as per the statement.