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Sustainable development

This research area focuses on sustainable development in all of its facets – economic, social and environmental, while paying special attention to the impact of market, policy and institutional actions on each of these spheres. Within economics, sustainable economic policies are explored, especially within the context of the oil-rich GCC and the impact of these policies on economic growth and equality as well as on the environment. Issues related to social sustainability and environmental sustainability are examined within the global context of environmental treaties and development goals and the local context of energy, infrastructure and climate regulations and policies. Finally, social sustainability is explored through the lens of development and long term social stability including equal and broad infrastructure and social development. 
Current and planned research in this area:
  • Policy analysis of the UAE’s decision to lift subsidies on fuel prices
  • Optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the already existing transportation infrastructure in Dubai
  • Quality of life/wellbeing measures in the UAE/happiness  
  • Promoting sustainable economic growth in the GCC 
  • Achieving the UAE’s environmental sustainability goals 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Advancing food security in the UAE

Published on: January 2018​
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Genre: UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Sustainable Development Policy​

The UAE has one of the world’s most comprehensive plans to address food security, but much can be...

Thinking about Sustainability and Sustainable Development with PPPs

Published on: January 2018​
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Genre: UAE Public Policy Forum|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Sustainable Development Policy​

The MBRSG hosted a Policy Council on PPPs in Sustainable Development during its Public Policy For...

Future Transport Scenarios for Dubai

Published on: January 2018​
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Genre: UAE Public Policy Forum|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Sustainable Development Policy​

​In a growing global city such as Dubai the existing road transport infrastructure has been strug...

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