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UAE’s concern about environment, soil erosion continues to intensify: Sheikh Nahyan

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has reinforced the UAE’s concern over the climate and environment, and called on the world to do more to protect its natural resources, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday. should do.

Sheikh Nahyan made the remarks at a public event held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) in the presence of Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru, who completed the UAE leg of his ‘Journey to Save Soil’ with the event. , which was organized by the Conscious Planet Movement to Save the Soil, in partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE).

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Sheikh Nahyan said: “Our observations of dangerous soil erosion around the world, and our desire to understand what we see, remind me of the UAE’s foremost environmentalist, our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, who Deeply loved.. After the passing of Sheikh Zayed, our country’s concern for the environment intensified and now under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE has established several environmental initiatives and organizations.

“In the spirit of the love of nature, we must all continue to explore ways to improve the way we plan, protect, manage and use our natural resources.

“I also believe that there is a strong connection between our spiritual values ​​and how we care for the environment.

He said, “Our spiritual values ​​provide a moral imperative to ensure that all people in all countries can raise their standard of living without acting in a way that will allow their future generations to live and work in a barren environment. Will leave for,” he said.

In her keynote speech, Maryam bint Mohamed Almaheri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said that the UAE has implemented a number of strategies and policies that aim not only to enhance food security, but also to implement sustainable soil management systems.

These include the National Food Security Strategy, the National Strategy to Combat Desertification and the United Arab Emirates’ General Environmental Policy.

Sadhguru set out from London to Delhi on a 30,000 kilometer and 75-day transatlantic 75-day trek across 27 countries as part of his ‘Journey to Save Mitti’ to address the soil crisis by bringing people from across the world together in champion soil. He traveled to 27 countries as a solo motorcyclist. Urged health and global leaders to implement national policies to save soil.

He has visited several hotspots around the world, spreading his message along the way, with his latest pitstop being the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking at the event, he said: “Knowingly or unknowingly, every one of us has been a part of this destruction. The only way forward for each of us is to be part of the solution.

“The solution is neither too complex, nor does it require any new technology, nor does it require a large financial outlay. The only thing required is to face the right direction and relentless commitment to make it happen. That’s all it takes to rebuild the soil of the world.”

During his stay in the UAE, Sadhguru visited several sites that play a vital role in soil conservation, including Jubail Mangrove Park and Emirates Bio Farm in Abu Dhabi. They also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Conscious Planet and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to initiate cooperation in protecting soils from erosion in the UAE.

Read more: US-UAE push for another $4 billion in agricultural climate change investment

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