The 19th cycle of the annual “Clean Up UAE Campaign” was inaugurated under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on 12.12.2020. It was organised in association with Dubai Municipality and Saih Al Salam Protected Area Management, the event witnessed the participation of many entities, public & private, as well as many families, VIPs from Government & Privates entites and delegation from the MOCCAE
Acting Undersecretary of MOCCAE said: “Protecting the environment and sustaining its natural resources and biodiversity are strategic priorities for MOCCAE. In this context, EEG works to ensure a safe and sustainable future for everyone through driving effective environmental action that integrates legislation with on-the-ground programmes and initiatives. In line with the directives of the wise UAE leadership, we are keen to involve the community in environmental protection efforts, therefore we are proud to support Clean Up UAE, and applaud the work of EEG.”
The entire campaign was conducted in a safe manner, adhering to COVID-19 protocol, as part of which EEG distributed various clean-up gear, biodegradable trash bags and accessories to the volunteers. Temperature checks, PPE kits, sanitisers provided by Dabur, and masks and gloves, were made accessible to all participants.
- More than 5,000 participants across Dubai and Abu Dhabi joined to collect almost 13 tonnes of waste over a total area of 23 kms