Abu Dhabi Judicial Department discusses the legal frameworks for protecting environment and combating climate change

ABU DHABI 2nd May 2023 (WAM). The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department organised a series of workshops and seminars on the national and international legal frameworks of human rights for protecting and sustaining the environmental and addressing the climate change risks, in accordance with the strategic direction of the United Arab Emirates during the year of sustainability in 2023, and as part of the ongoing preparations of hosting the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Counsellor Youssef S. Al Abri, the Undersecretary for the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has stressed that the Judicial Department is interested in supporting the government’s goals of achieving sustainable development, as well as in implementing the directives from His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Vice President, Minister of Presidential Court and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. This includes continuing to support efforts to create a legal and judicial framework that effectively addresses challenges and provides innovative solutions

Youssef al-Abri, Counsellor, explained that these workshops and seminars represent a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of human rights when it comes to protecting the environment, and tackling climate change. He also stressed that human rights are the foundation for ensuring that a sustainable future is achieved, particularly with the UAE’s measures to address challenges related to the environment, climate, and application of international agreements in this regard.

Participants in the seminar held in March and April of 2023 also discussed the efforts of the country to promote human right in the area of climate action. They also discussed the role played by individuals, state institutions, and judicial bodies in combating climate change and it’s effects. The environment and green development are essential to ensuring the right to live in a healthy, clean and sustainable environment.

Speakers discussed the importance of judicial authorities in protecting and upholding rights, especially in light of climate change, which has become a major threat in areas with severe droughts and floods.

They stressed the importance of protecting human rights and providing resources for sustainable development in these areas.

Speakers also highlighted the legal and judicial framework for environmental auditing institutions in order to monitor phenomena, assess the impact, and protect, develop, and sustain the ecosystem of project, as well as preserve biodiversity, tools for environmental protection, taking into consideration relevant legislation and national and global judicial rulings.

Hazem Hussein

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