Through strategies that span every area of university life, NYU Abu Dhabi is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, offering the most innovative teaching and research on climate change, and providing resources to establish a culture of climate awareness and stewardship that will help drive sustainable growth in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the MENA region.
(At COP28) The Ocean’s Past Shapes Our Future: Cultural Heritage in Climate Change
December 5, 2023
Underwater cultural heritage, a repository of human history, unveils the story of climate change’s impact on civilization. As sea levels were significantly lower in the past, coastal regions, now submerged, witnessed the evolution of humanity.
(At NYUAD) Climate Law and Net Zero: Challenges and Opportunities
December 6, 2023
Addressing the urgency of climate change and the foundational role of international agreements like the Paris Agreement of 2015, countries are urged to adopt concrete domestic measures.
(At COP28) How Art Can Inspire Climate Action
December 8, 2023
This event will bring together artistic and cultural curators with international and regional artists for a conversation to greater leverage the arts for climate action.
Conducting work in almost every field to help contribute to the success of the COP28 conference and the UAE’s sustainability goals, NYUAD has launched a video series that delves deeper into our research, our students’ dedication to sustainability-driven work, and our community’s role in the climate conversations that are taking place.
Stories from NYUAD
Livable Planet: Climate Conversations Through Art
Dec 05, 2023
Learn how art brings to bear many different ways of understanding the world.
Underrepresented Climate Catastrophe in the Himalayas Risks Lives of 2.5 Billion
Dec 05, 2023
An interdisciplinary initiative at NYU Abu Dhabi spotlights how the Himalayan climate hotspot is jeopardizing the water supply for a quarter of humanity.
Protecting Transportation Networks Against Climate Change
Dec 04, 2023
Rising sea levels and the increasing rate of climate change induced natural disasters require an urban planning retrofit that protects key roads in the UAE.
Since October 2022 NYUAD has established key partnerships with COP28 Presidency, UAE ministries, and institutes of higher education in the lead up to COP28.
NYUAD Leads Newly-Launched Universities Climate Network
The UCN aims to support youth-focused objectives of COP28. The network aligns with the vision of COP28 and the UAE’s national policies.
NYUAD and Environment Abu Dhabi sign MoU
The MOU outlines areas of joint cooperation including climate change, habitat conservation, and air quality.
Fifteen New Higher Education Institutions Join Universities Climate Network to Collaborate on COP28 Youth-Focused Initiatives
The Universities Climate Network (UCN), comprising UAE-based universities and higher education institutions, will facilitate dialogues, workshops, public events, and youth participation in the lead up to COP28 UAE.
NYUAD and COP28 Presidency sign MOU for Climate Action
Fostering cooperation between the two entities on knowledge-sharing activities, public programming focused on climate action, and enhanced youth engagement opportunities in the lead up to COP28.
Abu Dhabi Department of Energy signs MoU with NYUAD
The MoU aims to strengthen commercial, economic, and technical cooperation in energy and water efficiency, sustainability, and conservation
NYUAD faculty co-chair and serve as cluster leads with the UAE Climate Change Research Network with Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
Inaugural Chair of the Universities Climate Network, convening & building growing network of 20+ higher education institutions based in the UAE.
NYUAD staff expertise has been seconded to Climate Envoy UAE Negotiations team for COP28.
Founding member of the Abu Dhabi Environmental Research Network with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi.
Member of the UAE Alliance for Climate Action with Emirates Nature – World Wildlife Fund.
NYUAD students won the global bid to host the world’s largest Student Energy Summit.
Three NYUAD students and alumni among cohort of 10 selected for the UAE Youth Climate Delegates.
One NYUAD and one NYU student selected as part of the cohort of 7 for the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
NYUAD students are co-hosts for YOUNGO Global Conference of Youth.
One NYUAD alum selected as part of COP28 International Youth Climate Delegate Program.