Dubai has exceeded the target set to reduce carbon emissions for 2021, according to latest reports.
29 September 2022, 12:00 AM
31 October 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai has exceeded the target set to reduce carbon emissions for 2021, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said, “Dubai launched net zero carbon emission to drive sustainable and transformation towards a sustainable green economy and provide 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. Dubai has reduced carbon emission by 21 per cent in 2021, exceeding the target set by Dubai Carbon Strategy to reduce carbon emission by 16 per cent by 2021.”
Al Tayer was speaking on the first day of the World Green Economy Summit 2022, which is being held along with the 24th edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2022 and Dubai Solar Show at Dubai World Trade Centre.
“The UAE is leading global efforts in tackling climate change and pioneer in addressing a global challenge. The UAE’s selection to host COP28 on climate change underlines the recognition of the UAE’s efforts and the effective role it plays to combat climate change. Last year, the UAE announced the net zero by 2050 initiative. With investments of more than Dh600 billion in renewable and clean energy by 2050, the UAE was the first country in the region to launch such an initiative,” he added.