The objective of this report is to support this arrangement by contextualising the current state of the WEF Nexus in the UAE particularly in relation to the availability of primary freshwater, energy and food resources along with the main challenges faced. Thereafter, it provides a snapshot with respect to what national strategies are in place and what technologies/practices are implemented across each intersection of the Nexus, with a particular focus on food. The report concludes by highlighting some of the possible investment opportunities for Dutch companies in the UAE, along with the proposed engagement channels leading up to the Expo 2020.
This report was commissioned by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Arab Emirates.
Acknowledgements: EY's Sustainability and Climate Change team in MENA carried out the detailed research and analysis for this report. This report also benefited from inputs, reviews and comments of numerous experts, including: IRENA, Biosaline Centre, Pure Harvest, Masdar Institute, UAE Ministry of Future Food Security, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Contributors: Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
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