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Experts discuss how to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as global green and medical tourism destination


  • During the Legal Framework Forum for a Sustainable Future

On the second day of the inaugural “Abu Dhabi International Forum”the legal framework for a green sustainable future, health, treatment and Health Tourism and climate change’, panelists discussed how to strengthen the emirate of Abu Dhabi as a global tourism destination, create new and diversified investment opportunities for green, therapeutic and environmental tourism, and the role of local and international legislation in underpinning the concepts of climate justice and Supporting sustainable development with the aim of helping to chart better future prospects and paths.

The forum is part of the UAE’s strategic commitments related to the Year of Sustainable Development 2023 and ongoing preparations to host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) to implement His Highness’s directive Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al NahyanVice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Office, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Justice, committed to contributing to the promotion of sustainable development.

Hosted by Mr. Hassan Mohammad Al HammadiDirector of the Abu Dhabi Directorate of Prosecutorial Services and member of ADJA’s Scientific Committee, the two-day forum shed light on the most important experiences, efforts, initiatives and legal systems through the platform of ADJA, featuring prominent national and international speakers in the field, Advisory and expert panels.

Mrs. Salam Alhameli, Acting Head of the Medical Tourism Sector at the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), reviews the DoH’s experience in creating new and diverse investment opportunities through a program launched in 2018 that focuses on 5 main areas: The best technical means, establish advanced standards and methodologies, develop marketing and expansion plans, measure technical capabilities, strengthen strategic cooperation and partnerships with local and international institutions and agencies. Mrs. al hameli A legal framework is proposed to regulate this process to support the prestigious position that the Emirate of Abu Dhabi enjoys in the world of medical tourism.

gentlemen. Am Taha BadawiDean of the Faculty of Law, Zayed University, in a presentation entitled “Create a legal system for sustainable and environmentally friendly healthcare…and telemedicine, modeled on Abu Dhabi“, elaborates on national and international legislation in this area and the environmental impact of healthcare systems. He also discusses the relationship between environmental sustainability and the health effects of polluted environments, large carbon footprints and the causes of climate change , the negative impact on the health sector, and the strengths and benefits of telemedicine and international legislation on the procedure, examining the local situation in the United Arab Emirates as a comparative study.

As far as she is concerned, Mrs. Noah Khatiba professor of public administration and an expert in environmental systems, focusing on “Green Tourism Mitigation Climate Change Sustainable Development… Exploiting International Experience’, in which she reviews the causes of exacerbating climate change and the UAE’s efforts to combat it. She also touches on the emirate’s green tourism theme and pioneering international experience, emphasizing the need for strong commitment to sustainable development.

PhD Omar Abdullah Mansourisenior legal researcher, spoke about the upcoming UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP28) in the UAE, and the UAE’s efforts and UNEP’s role on climate change, and what negotiators are doing in hosting international meetings Efforts, I wish the nation every success in its efforts to host this conference.

PhD Sammy TukeyActing Dean of Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy, talked about the basic concepts of healthcare sustainability, the relationship between medical tourism and the environment, the importance of green medical tourism and the reasons for its success, and the legal provisions of medical tourism, and suggested the development of green Medical tourism legislation to promote investment in the sector and increase the country’s competitiveness.


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