Blue Carbon, First Abu Dhabi Bank To Improve Carbon Reduction Initiatives & Green Investments
Blue Carbon, a UAE-based environmental asset developer with projects in Africa and Asia, and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE's largest bank and a green financial powerhouse, have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding to advance carbon reduction initiatives and green investment. FAB, as a leading sustainable finance organization, has set an ambitious aim of deploying 75 billion USD in sustainable finance initiatives by 2030, 14.2 billion of which has already been facilitated to activities focusing on environmentally and socially responsible solutions.
Climate finance is increasingly assuming a central role in the global battle against climate change, as highlighted in the recent Africa Climate Summit. The partnership between Blue Carbon and FAB is therefore set to accelerate climate progress and channel crucial green investment capital towards much needed mitigation-based projects. The initiatives and transactions envisioned as part of this agreement will not only contribute to crucial climate targets but also usher in vital community livelihood support and climate resilience, as per northernnews.
This collaboration will see FAB and Blue Carbon construct long-term collaborative projects that will drive the creation and implementation of initiatives relating to carbon emission reduction credits, environmental conservation, and sustainability. These Blue Carbon-led projects will be completely compatible with the standards of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, making them eligible for relevant modifications in accordance with Nationally Determined Contributions.
The historic MOU was signed in Abu Dhabi by Blue Carbon Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and Mr. Sameh Al Qubaisi, Group Head of Global Markets at FAB. His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, as well as several other FAB and Blue Carbon representatives, were in attendance.