Centre for Climate Diplomacy

About the Centre for Climate Diplomacy

The Centre for Climate Diplomacy, launched by the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), aims to guide the UAE’s foreign policy on climate change through research and diplomacy.


Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to establish a comprehensive research centre to advance climate research and diplomacy with a focus on guiding the UAE's foreign policy on climate change. We are committed to facilitating proactive engagement in global climate initiatives and advocating for sustainable practices.

Our Objectives


Research Excellence

We are dedicated to conducting research that informs climate policies and international negotiations.


Inspiring Climate Action

Our aim is to inspire and drive climate action by sharing knowledge, fostering collaborations, and advocating for sustainable practices globally.


Guiding Foreign Policy

Our primary objective is to provide valuable insights that shape the UAE's foreign policy on climate change, ensuring proactive engagement in global climate initiatives.

Collaborative Research Agenda

Collaboration is the cornerstone of our approach. We coordinate efforts to establish a shared research agenda with academic and research institutes globally and think tanks in the UAE and globally.

Key Activities

Our key activities include capacity building for diplomats, policymakers, and researchers, knowledge production through cutting-edge research and publications, and the establishment of a comprehensive centre focused on climate diplomacy and policy development. We also provide negotiation skills training and integrate climate diplomacy into AGDA’s academic programmes.

Research Projects

We actively collaborate with national and international organisations, academic institutions, and governmental bodies to leverage expertise and promote climate diplomacy.

Research pillars

  • Sustainable & Climate Finance
  • Energy Transition
  • Adaptation and Resilience
  • Climate Security & Diplomacy.

Please stay tuned for the upcoming publications.

The centre is in collaboration with Mubadala and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).



CCD Faculty & Staff

Moustafa Bayoumi

Research Fellow

Maja Kent

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr Ruth Adler

Non-Resident Fellow

Joe Y. Battikh

Non-Resident Research Fellow

Dr. Jim Krane

Non-Resident Fellow

Ines Kirane

Research Assistant

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