A delegation from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has visited China to gain insights about the latest innovative technologies in the field of environmental protection, management and monitoring of air quality, as well as the best practices and technologies used in air purification, with the aim of benchmarking, adopting relevant unique projects, and enhancing ways of cooperation and sustainable investment opportunities between the two countries.

During the visit, the delegation was briefed on the air purification tower project, which purifies polluted air particles in the atmosphere, and examined the possibility of investing in such sustainable technologies and adopting them in Abu Dhabi’s public places to enhance air quality.

Her Excellency Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, said: "Protecting the environment and enhancing Abu Dhabi’s air quality are among the most important key priorities that EAD seeks to proactively achieve via its various projects and initiatives. One of the most prominent is the study of air quality through air modelling, the results of which will enable us to develop policies, plans and strategies aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability. Furthermore, it will support the strategies and goals of the United Arab Emirates in protecting the air, such as the Net Zero by 2050 Strategy, and Abu Dhabi’s Environmental Centennial 2071, which was launched by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, where one of its pathways aims to make Abu Dhabi, a vibrant emirate thriving in nature by providing clean and healthy air for all.

"Our visit to the People’s Republic of China represents an opportunity that enables us to enhance our knowledge of the latest technologies used in the field of environmental protection, management and monitoring of air quality, and to adopt and enhance mutual exchange and cooperation between the two countries."

Her Excellency Al Dhaheri emphasised that the mission was successful for benefiting from the expertise, success stories and methodologies used in China, noting that it serves the efforts of EAD and its partners in developing the Air Quality Strategy. Her Excellency said Abu Dhabi’s efforts to maintain air quality are close to what developed countries have achieved, as EAD ranks clean air among its most prominent current and future priorities.