COP28: Dubai launches one of the world’s largest marine reef developments projects. 600sqm of Dubai Reef project, with 400,000 cubic metres of reefs, to boost marine life
08 December 2023, 12:00 AM
31 January 2024, 12:00 AM
Dubai has announced the launch of the Dubai Reef project, one of the world's largest marine reef developments, marking a significant step in the journey towards ecological preservation.
Launched in line with the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the Dubai Reef project will be led by the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and founding partner, the Regulatory Committee on Fishing of Living Aquatic Resources in Dubai, in cooperation with Dubai Chambers, the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), and Nakheel.
Sheikh Hamdan highlighted that preserving the environment, safeguarding wildlife and promoting biodiversity stand as core priorities for the UAE, aligned with the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. He also emphasised that safeguarding the continuity and quality of human life requires a concerted and intensified commitment to launching high-impact projects and championing the adoption of best practices that ensure environmental safety and sustainability for generations to come.
The launch of the project coincides with the hosting of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), which is being held at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12. The Dubai Reef project stands as a testament to Dubai's commitment, as exemplified by initiatives like the citywide sustainability movement, 'Dubai Can', in supporting marine life, enhancing marine biodiversity and its aspiration to establish itself as a leading global sustainable city.