Cannes, France, May 19, 2019 – UAE’s environmental stewardship was recognized at Cannes Film Festival 2019, where Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, also received the Colombe d’Or in recognition of his contribution to global environmental protection.
The UAE was named Country of Honour 2019, a distinction conferred by the Monaco Better World Forum, MBWF, a global platform of thought leaders and influencers dedicated to innovating and enhancing the standard approaches to humanitarian aid, business best practices, biodiversity preservation, and environmental conservation.
The accolade recognizes the UAE’s outstanding commitment to climate action and the country’s environmental stewardship over the years.
Speaking at the awards gala, the minister said, “Such prestigious international accolades validate the UAE’s sustained and incredible environmental and development journey. Our steadfast commitment to preserving the resources of the natural world and mitigating the causes of climate change at home and around the world through a suite of legislation and strategies as well as initiatives and projects on the ground have garnered the country international attention as a vocal environmental advocate”.
He also hailed the role of the Monaco Better World Forum in leveraging the combined power of entertainment, brands, technology, and culture to raise awareness and mobilize millions of people around the world to act proactively for the environment.