In April 2021, the United Arab Emirates and the United States announced plans to launch the Agriculture Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate/AIM4C). The program was unveiled at President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Moktoum.
During his announcement, Sheikh Mohammed stated “Climate change is not a temporary concern, it is rather a global challenge that is ongoing. We must unite our efforts to safeguard the planet for the future generations or else risk paying heavier costs in the future.”
In the same session, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister for Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change, commented “By investing in innovation and technology in the agricultural sector, we can unlock opportunities for effective mitigation and adaptation, feed growing populations in resource-stressed areas, and create economic growth,” Dr Al Jaber said.
- Securing global net zero by 2050
- Protecting and restoring natural communities and ecosystems
- Mobilising at least $100 billion in climate finance per year
- Advancing global action on the Paris agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change