Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The Main objectives of AGEDI are:
- To achieve more cost-effective and relevant environmental data collection and assessment,

- To strengthen and enhance environmental capacity to collect, analyze, use and update multi-sectoral environmental data and information in the decision making process,

- To develop and strengthen means of ensuring that planning for sustainable development in all sectors is based on, inter alia, quality, timely, reliable, and usable environmental data and information,

- To make relevant environmental data and information accessible to all stakeholders in the form, and at the time, required to facilitate its use,

- To strengthen existing national and international mechanisms of information collection, exchange and processing,

- To strengthen mechanisms for incorporating environmental information in decision making,

- To strengthen national capacities, including capacities within governments, NGOs and private sector, in data/information collection, handling and communication, particularly in developing countries, and

- To ensure full participation of developing countries in the collection, analysis, assessment, use and update of environmental data and information.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of United Arab Emirates - Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD)

UN System:
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)

Federal Environment Agency (United Arab Emirates)
Ministry of Environment and Water (United Arab Emirates)

Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2007-04-01
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)

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