MENA’s first climate change index unveiled

Professional services network EY has launched a climate change readiness index to help countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) assess, evaluate, and boost their efforts to fight climate change.

The index measures the readiness of six Gulf Cooperation Council members (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE) as well as Egypt and Jordan in areas such as the efficiency of their adaptation and mitigation strategies and their ability to finance and implement these strategies.

The new index also offers scorecards to assist governments, investors, and citizens in tracking their performance relative to global benchmarks on up to 37 quantitative and qualitative indicators of global warming readiness.

EY MENA Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader Yasir Ahmad said the index is designed to be flexible, responsive, and personalized, allowing countries to monitor their progress over time and identify areas for improvement.

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