The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement. This year, EEG celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
Our organization is open to men and women of all nationalities and all ages and is actively encouraged and supported by concerned local and federal government agencies. It is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified and the only organization of its kind in the UAE with accredited status to the United Nations Convention to Combating Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). EEG is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and a focal point of the Global Compact in the GCC states. EEG is also a member of the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN). EEG is viewed as one of the most prestigious environmental groups within the Middle East and prides itself on its environmental achievements reached to date.
To contribute positively to the advancement of sustainable development in Dubai and the UAE by acting as a focal point for people of all nationalities and ages concerned with environmental protection and responsible waste management.
To increase the level of public awareness on all local, regional and global environmental issues
To assist concerned authorities, where possible, in implementing environmental programs and projects
To promote positive environmental action by individuals through active participation in specific projects, campaigns and activities
To propagate community waste reduction and recycling schemes, both as a means of protecting the environment and as a flagship for improving the community's environmental awareness
To compile a database on various environmental issues and make it available to the public and institutions,
To foster exchange of information, experience and practices including our areas of expertise.
To mobilize the support of experts on various environmental issues from the public and private sectors.
To liaise with various target groups within the community to spread the environmental message and encourage volunteerism in preserving and protecting the environment