Environmental assessment methods in Abu Dhabi

Alsalmi, Huda, Elkadi, Hisham and Leao, Simone 2013, Environmental assessment methods in Abu Dhabi, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 78, pp. 1101-1109.

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Title Environmental assessment methods in Abu Dhabi
Author(s) Alsalmi, Huda
Elkadi, Hisham
Leao, Simone
Journal name World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume number 78
Start page 1101
End page 1109
Total pages 9
Publisher WASET
Place of publication [Istanbul, Turkey]
Publication date 2013
ISSN 2010-3778
Keyword(s) Abu Dhabi
sustainable development
assessment methods
Summary Abu Dhabi is one of the fastest developed cities in the region. On top of all the current and future environmental challenges, Abu Dhabi aims to be among the top governments in the world in sustainable development. Abu Dhabi plans to create an attractive, livable and sustainable managed urban environment in which all necessary services and infrastructure are provided in a sustainable and timely manner. Abu Dhabi is engaged in a difficult challenge to develop credible environmental indicators that would assess the ambitious environmental targets. The aim of those indicators is to provide reliable guidance to decision makers and the public concerning key factors that determine the state of urban environment and identify major areas for policy intervention. In order to ensure sustainable development in UAE in general, and of Abu Dhabi City in particular, relevant and contextual environmental indicators need to be carefully considered. These indicators provide a gauge at a national government scale of how close countries are to establish environmental policy goals. The environment indicators assist city decision-making in such areas as identification of significant environmental aspects and observation of environmental performance trends. Those can help to find ways of reducing environmental pollution and in improving eco-efficiency. This paper outlines recent strategies implemented in Abu Dhabi that aims to improve the sustainable performance of the city's built environment. The paper explores the variety of current and possible indicators at different levels and their roles in the development of the city.
Notes This paper was presented at the 34th International Conference on Urban Transport and Environment, Istanbul, Turkey 2013
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 960609 Sustainability Indicators
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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