Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Borouge join forces to protect climate and environment through innovation

To enhance plastics innovation and increase the efforts of both to protect our climate and environment.

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Borouge join forces to protect climate and environment through innovation

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Abu Dhabi based Borouge and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), sealed an MOU today to enhance plastics innovation and increase the efforts of both to protect our climate and environment.

In the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, as well as Abdulaziz Alhajri, Chairman of Borouge and Director of ADNOC’s Downstream Directorate, and Thomas Boesen, Borealis Vice President Middle East, the MOU was signed by His Excellency Eng. Saif Mohamed AlShara, MOCCAE’s Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector, and Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).

His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi said: “While plastic is an essential component in many modern industries in the world and has proven economic value in securing our livelihoods, we now realise the need to strike a balance between its economic value and protecting the environment against its adverse effects through opting for greener choices when consuming plastics in a smart way and disposing of it properly.”

“The MOCCAE is interested to cooperate with Borouge where together we can contribute significantly to the protection of climate, environment and natural resources through benefiting from Borouge’s outstanding innovation capabilities in providing creative plastics solutions, in addition to jointly enhancing social and environmental awareness and promoting sustainable behaviours in tackling plastics waste challenges more responsibly”, he added.

“We, as a leading petrochemical solutions provider, are glad to establish and strengthen our strategic partnership with the Ministry to join forces towards contributing to achieving the expectations and objectives of the UAE’s Vision 2021,” said Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). “By doing so, we help to achieve sustainable developments, protection of our environment and natural resources and enhancement of plastic waste prevention as well as waste management practices.”

These efforts will support the implementation of the UAE sustainable waste prevention and management practices to provide an overall national framework based on global benchmarks. Both, Borouge and the Ministry have also agreed to promote the active development of plastics circular economy initiatives due to its economic and environmental benefits by increasing the recycling and enhancing the reusability of recycled plastics waste, to extend the lifespan of plastics.

The Borouge Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi plays a key role in addressing these waste problems due to its ability in providing the industry with out-of-the-box ideas, driven by innovation.


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About Borouge

A joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis, Borouge is a leading petrochemicals company that provides innovative plastics solutions for the energy, infrastructure, mobility, packaging, healthcare and agriculture industries. With 4.5 million tonnes of annual capacity, Borouge is the world’s largest integrated polyolefin complex, with the ambition to more than double its current capacity by 2025.

About the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment was established in February 2006 as the Ministry of Environment and Water. The Ministry acquired its new name following the UAE Cabinet reshuffle in February 2016 and the subsequent integration of the climate change function.

Under its redefined scope, the Ministry has taken on a dual mandate. On the national level, the Ministry aims to strengthen the UAE’s efforts in preserving the environment and promoting food diversity in accordance with the nation’s aspiration to emerge as a key benchmark for sustainable development. On the global level, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is working collaboratively with international stakeholders in combating climate change and highlighting the UAE’s path-breaking achievements in the sector at thought leadership platforms worldwide.

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