By virtue of Vision 2021, the UAE is striving to diversify its income resources to become a successful model of a green economy. In line with the nation’s vision, the UAE Cabinet approved the Green Agenda 2030 as a framework to guide actions that support the transition. The framework is based on 5 strategic objectives and is supported by 12 main programs. In addition, to ensure the achievement of SDG 12, the Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE) is in the process of integrating the concept of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in a national plan to help streamline the concept in sectoral plans and strategies, sustainable business practices and consumer behaviour.
CUD is concerned with sustainable consumption and production, which is why students and the community are educated about this process, in addition to having policies where the commitment to create a better society is reaffirmed.
This course addresses Sanitation and management principles of community problems related to waste disposal, vector control, food and milk protection, swimming pools, and recreation activities. Topics include: Sustainable Yield & Natural remediation, Environmentally-incurred disease, Zoonotic diseases, Insects and other pests, Integrated Pest Management, Food Quality and Microbiology, Food Sanitation, Food Bio Security Issues, Solid Waste Management, Recreational Facilities, Milk Products.
As part of the course learning outcome, students from Management of Domestic and Hazardous Wastes Class (ENV 407) visited Dubai Municipality's Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility in Jebel Ali, accompanied by Dr. Rashed Karkain. This visit expanded the horizon of understanding and the importance of proper segregation of hazardous and Medical Wastes, safe transportation and technological innovations in effective and efficient treatment of such as well as environmentally sound disposal. The visit further educated students on the importance of implementation of an Integrated Waste Management System towards protecting the environment and achieving objectives of Climate Change in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.