Today's Date: December 10, 2023
Legal Firm Rogge Dunn Group PC Files 3 Racial Discrimination Lawsuits Against Panini America On Behalf of Former Employees   •   Santa's Spectacular Firetruck Arrival: Enchanted Fairies Spreads Holiday Magic at Harlingen, TX, Boys & Girls Club   •   Metropolitan Issues Statement on Release of Final Environmental Impact Report for Delta Conveyance Project   •   Scrum Alliance Launches New Agile Skills Certification Focused on Scaling   •   Southwestern Law School Adds YuJa Enterprise Video Platform to Its Suite of Ed-Tech Tools   •   The Ultimate Winter Wonderland Ride - Snow Joe® Kids Ride-On IONMAX™ SUV Unveiled!   •   Evolus Reports Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)   •   "Frozen" Composer Christophe Beck and Kristen Bell Reunite at Education Through Music-Los Angeles Gala   •   Revolutionizing Water Stewardship – The City of Dire Dawa and Nedamco Africa Unveil Cutting-Edge Water Management Platform   •   Air Force's Trey Taylor Named 2023 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner   •   Belgian, Port Houston and Partners Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Transition Cooperation   •   Government of Canada launches online questionnaire to gather input for 2024 Annual Report on Sustainable Development Goals   •   AYA Platform of Enjinstarter Granted Virtual Asset Service Provider Licence by Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on the selection of the new premier of the Northwest Territories   •   Santa Claus Arrives via Helicopter and Rappels Down at the 34th Annual Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children Toys & Joy   •   S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2023 Review Results   •   SUSTAINABLE MARKETS INITIATIVE AGRIBUSINESS TASK FORCE LAUNCHES BLENDED FINANCE FRAMEWORK TO MAKE REGENERATIVE FARMING MAINSTREA   •   Wells Fargo Names Darlene Goins Head of Philanthropy and Community Impact, President of Wells Fargo Foundation   •   International Center for Biosaline Agriculture & Schneider Electric Advance Youth & Women Roles in Sustainability at COP   •   "MET GALA" FOR LATINOS GATHERED THE MOST IMPORTANT 500+ LATINOS IN THE COUNTRY
Bookmark and Share

Women Front and Center at High-Level UNGA and Climate Week Events

Women Front and Center at High-Level UNGA and Climate Week Events

PR Newswire

These materials are distributed by BCW on behalf of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, and additional information is on file with the Department of Justice.

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi delegation connects with global stakeholders to advance cross-sectoral collaboration on biodiversity and conservation

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Women-led discussions and research on climate change were more prominent than ever during the 78th UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC, as the impact becomes even more apparent. Key events and opportunities during the world's largest gathering of global leaders showcased the growing noteworthy female experts and scientists in climate thought leadership and action.

"Climate change is a movement led by women. Every opportunity to connect and share knowledge, exchange ideas and work together is a step forward for gender equality, biodiversity and our planet. Everyone has a stake in its success – our projects to restore and rehabilitate seabeds and fisheries not only impact oceans and climate but also help strengthen economies," said Ms. Maitha Al Hameli, Section Head, Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation at the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi.

During her time in New York, Ms. Al Hameli was an invited speaker at two of the most important side events at the UN General Assembly: the Concordia Annual Summit, where she spoke alongside business leaders in finance and technology, and the Leaders on Purpose CEO Summit, where she engaged with key climate and banking experts. Ms. Al Hameli also spoke on the main stage at Climate Week as part of a panel on biodiversity. All three panels featured women leaders in sustainability sharing critical perspectives on climate and the importance of cooperative cross-sector action.

Ms. Al Hameli's field visits included a site tour with the Billion Oyster Project on September 19, which centered around a discussion of similar efforts in Abu Dhabi and the Billion Oyster Project's work to rehabilitate and restore the marine ecosystem in the New York Harbor by adding one billion oysters to this critical marine environment. In Abu Dhabi, EAD's coral nursery project aims to rejuvenate deteriorated reefs along the emirate by identifying, studying and relocating resilient coral species.

Maitha Al Hameli, Section Head, Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi  and Montana Jernigan, Individual Giving Officer, Billion Oyster Project discuss the rehabilitation and restoration of the marine ecosystem in New York Harbor.

"As a rising partner in the ocean conservation space, we look forward to working with Ms. Al Hameli and the Abu Dhabi Government on their ambitious plans for future conservation efforts in the Middle East in advance of COP 28," said Peter Malinowski, Executive Director of Billion Oyster Project.

Ms. Al Hameli also visited the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, where she met with Executive Director Terri Carta to exchange ideas about mangrove restoration projects in both New York and Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative launched in February 2022 at Al Jubail Mangrove Park uses cutting-edge drone technology to create planting solutions for mangroves, which are integral to the marine ecosystem and mitigate the effects of climate change. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy are progressing city-level climate change projects centered around restoring critical marine life while focusing on community and people engagement to increase buy-in and stakeholder interest in the environment.

Terri Carta, Executive Director, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Maitha Al Hameli, Section Head, Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi exchange ideas about mangrove restoration projects in New York and Abu Dhabi.

"City-to-city and people-to-people exchanges are critical building blocks of climate action. It was our incredible honor to welcome Ms. Maitha Al Hameli and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi team to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at Gateway National Recreation Area to showcase the West Pond Living Shoreline project that aims to protect vulnerable coastline and critical wetland habitat," said Terri Carta, Executive Director of Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy. "We are also eager to learn from experts like Al Hameli, whose experience with climate change adaptation and nature-based solutions can help us increase our impact and offer hope for the future – here in New York City and around the world."

These women exemplify the importance of strong female leadership and the need for collaboration across borders and institutions. Al Hameli added, "The opportunity to speak and participate during key side events at the UN General Assembly and Climate Week as well as meet leading field experts was critical for global collaboration to take action on key Sustainable Development Goals. When we can have these important conversations, all groups are better equipped to lay the foundations for cooperation and solving our global climate crisis."

About the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi:

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is the prime custodian for climate action alignment and coordination in Abu Dhabi and has been leading collaborative efforts with stakeholders including academia, international organizations, conservation organizations, other governments and the private sector to drive science-based, data-backed innovative solutions to a variety of climate issues in line with global, national and Emirate-level goals.

Press Contact:

Shari Smith


Web Site:

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi


Cision View original content to download multimedia:

SOURCE Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD)

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News