AAU in COP28

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AAU in COP28

We have a strong belief in the power of research and education to drive positive change. Through our interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching methods, and inclusive learning environment, we aim to equip our students with a strong commitment to sustainability, empowering them to address the pressing challenges of climate change. At AAU, we've integrated sustainability principles into our education, research, and campus infrastructure, promoting eco-friendly practices.


AAU’s Commitment to SDG’s

Being a highly-ranked university with a strong emphasis on an extensive array of academic and research fields encompassing sustainability and clean energy, Al Ain University has continuously upheld its dedication to supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment is evident through its scientific research efforts, a multitude of initiatives both on and off-campus, and the synergy of diverse sustainability resources it brings together.

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Engagement with Cop28

Alignment with UAE Net Zero Goals

AAU’s ultimate aim is to become a carbon-neutral institution by 2050, By:

  • Decreasing carbon emissions.
  • Implementing renewable energy practices.
  • Adopting sustainable policies and infrastructure.

Sustainability landscape: Decarbonization Measures

Our buildings meet Abu Dhabi Government's stringent environmental standards and feature skylights for natural light, LED lighting, and renewable energy sources like solar and geothermal power. We also promote eco-friendly practices, including the use of bicycles for on-campus travel and responsible waste management. Our green spaces, surrounded by palm trees, provide a serene environment that complements our commitment to sustainability.


Relevant Rankings

AAU Ranked, 2nd in UAE, 11th in the Arab region and 168 Worldwide, in the “UI GreenMetric 2022”.

AAU Ranked 1st in UAE, top 200 Worldwide in (Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2023).

AAU obtained #6 in (SDG4): Quality Education / #33 in (SDG5): Gender Equality / #88 in (SDG8): Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Al Ain University ranked: 5 in UAE, 228 in Asia, and 821-840 Worldwide based on QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024






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AAU's Participation at COP28



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