The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) was established in February 2006 as the Ministry of Environment and Water. 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, MOCCAE joins international stakeholders in combating climate change and profile the UAE’s path-breaking achievements in the sector at thought leadership platforms worldwide.
In line with the global target to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030 as per the UN Sustainable Development Goals, MOCCAE is committed to raising awareness among people that food waste is bad for the economy and the environment. The Ministry is also working closely with local authorities and the private sector, as well as food waste solutions companies, such as Winnow Solutions, to reduce food loss and waste through the production and consumption cycle.