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BGU’s DeserTech Aims to Bring Climate Technology to UAE

BGU’s DeserTech Aims to Bring Climate Technology to UAE

September 26, 2023

Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

The Negev Desert

The Jerusalem Post — Israel aims to bring its DeserTech climate technology community and expertise to the United Arab Emirates as part of its collaboration with Abu Dhabi through the Abraham Accords.

DeserTech is dedicated to advancing the development, customization, and market integration of technologies to promote sustainable living in arid climates. Supported by the Merage Foundation Israel and in close partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ben-Gurion University, DeserTech is actively working towards transforming the Negev region into a global entrepreneurial hub for these climate technologies.

The UAE is among the countries expected to suffer most from global warming, according to multiple studies. Even if the world could meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, scientists have said that the UAE and its Gulf neighbors will likely see a 2.5–3 degrees Celsius temperature increase over the next half-century.

“The United Arab Emirates and Israel face similar challenges in everything related to climate change, and they share the desire to invest in innovative solutions to address this issue…There is great potential for cooperation with the United Arab Emirates in advancing environmental and climate technologies” said Environmental Protection Minister Idit Silman.

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