American University of Dubai professor named to UAE Sustainability Research Committee

American University in Dubai said School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Natural Sciences Meis Moukayed was recently appointed as a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sustainability Research Committee.

The committee, which will be headed by Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi and facilitated by its chair,. Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, will develop a national strategy to support environmental sustainability research in educational and research institutions.

The committee is made of up of members from various organizations, including the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Education, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Dubai Police Academy, Masdar Institute, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai Real Estate Institute, United Arab Emirates University and DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) .

“Our UAE leaders have an incredible vision and continue in their unwavering efforts to build a strong sustainable nation for their people, and to ensure through every mechanism possible the continued sustainability, happiness and security of the people of the UAE,” Moukayed said. “I am honored to be appointed to this committee and to contribute to this sustainability mission and vision of our beloved UAE.”

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