Protection of the global environment poses a mix of problems for Gulf energy producers. Dependent as they are on revenues from oil sales, the Gulf states will inevitably be affected by internationally adopted measures to combat global warming. In the interests of sustainable development, they have their own concerns about combining economic growth and resource management. Shortage of fresh water and protection of the Gulf eco-system call for multilateral cooperation. The second of a series of books produced in association with the Research and Studies Division of the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi. Environmental Issues for the Gulf features prominent oil industry specialists, experts on environmental and particularly water issues on a platform with policy analysts. It lays the groundwork for a strategy of sustainable development for the United Arab Emirates and its neighbours into the twenty-first century.