Dubai — The UAE has not only topped all the Middle East countries in terms of the world environmental performance, but also exceeded the USA, France, and several European countries, and ranked 25 worldwide.

It was a tough journey of four-year stiff competition versus 178 countries when the UAE was ranked 152 in 2010, and then jumped to 77 in 2012, and finally reached the 25th spot this year.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Environment and Water Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd as part of the ‘Partners Forum II’ on Thursday which saw the presentation of the strategic plan of the ministry for the year 2014-2016. “We did it, but that was not possible without effective transition from the concept of coordination and cooperation to partnership and integration in line with the UAE Vision 2021.”

The first government innovation laboratory of the Ministry launched on October 15 in the presence of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was also a big success…. see more

source: Khaleejtimes