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Countdown to COP28: What is the UAE's Role?

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Ready for an eye-opening journey into the heart of climate action?
Join us on this special episode as we countdown to COP28, placing the UAE under the spotlight.

Wondering what this global summit means for the UAE and the Gulf region? Curious about the climate challenges facing the Gulf and the innovative steps the UAE is taking?

In this episode, Dr. Rahaf Ajaj, Assistant Professor at Abu Dhabi University's College of Health Sciences, unravels these questions and more. Get ready for straightforward answers, expert insights, and a clear understanding of the UAE's pivotal role.

Dr. Rahaf Ajaj is a leader at the nexus of academia, government, and community organizations. As an Assistant Professor at Abu Dhabi University's College of Health Sciences, she educates the next generation in environmental health, safety, and sustainability. Concurrently, Dr. Ajaj heads the UAE chapter of Women in Renewable Energy Canada, advocating for diversity in the sustainability field. She also serves as Cluster Leader for Climate Change and Public Health at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, advising national policy.

Dr. Ajaj has over 15 years of multi-sector experience. Her research expertise encompasses occupational health, climate adaptation, radiation protection, and more. Prior to academia, Dr. Ajaj regulated radiation facilities as a Health Physicist, ensuring stringent safety standards. She also advised petroleum organizations, gaining industry-level insights.


Driven by her passion for environmental stewardship, Dr. Ajaj seamlessly bridges the divides between research, government service, teaching, and community leadership. Through her diverse roles, she mobilizes action on pressing global challenges at both grassroots and policy levels. Dr. Ajaj is transforming higher education and policymaking through her holistic vision and proven track record of collaborating across disciplines, industries, and borders to drive sustainability solutions.

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