Welcome to the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT), a scientific research institute dedicated to addressing concerns related to natural resources, environmental protection and sustainable development in Arab cities and towns.
ECAT is affiliated with the Arab Town Organization (ATO), hosted and operates under the umbrella of the Director General of Dubai Municipality and 10 representatives from ATO member cities and with an active membership of more than 450 Arab cities and towns. ECAT works to connect local environment with human well-being and viable economic prosperity. Through its environmental magazine and environmental projects which include organizing conferences, workshops, training programmes and discussion forum, ECAT attempts to create synergies among environmental experts from across the private and public sectors, to plan, coordinate, design and develop Arab cities of the future.
ECAT also strives to increase environmental education, public awareness and knowledge of ecological challenges facing Arab cities and towns. In doing so, it provides the public with the necessary skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to build environmental friendly homes, neighborhoods, communities, cities, regions and ultimately a better world.
To learn more about ECAT and its vision, mission, values and main objectives, please click here.