The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched the Abu Dhabi Environmental Research Network (Adern), a group of research scientists, to join forces and tackle climate issues.
Officials highlighted that eight universities joined Adern as founding institutional members, such as Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain University, American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University, NYU Abu Dhabi, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates University, and Zayed University.
Meanwhile, EAD pointed out that the new group will touch upon environmental issues and contribute to adopting sustainable solutions. They will also play a vital role in helping people understand sustainability and putting this into action.
The officials also underlined that Adern will focus on bringing together researchers from different fields and sectors to work together and find solutions through collaboration.
Ahmed Baharoon, executive director of environment information, science outreach management sector at EAD, stated that the new group will bridge the gap between problems and solutions.
“We are facing unprecedented challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution,” Baharoon said. “We cannot ignore these issues, and time is of the essence.”
“Through aligning research efforts with stakeholder needs and cultivating collaboration, we aim to create a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to environmental research and problem-solving, ensuring impactful outcomes,” he added.