Dubai… a driving force for the transition towards a green economy and international cooperation to promote climate action

DUBAI – Dubai continues to strengthen its position as a pioneer and leader in the transition to a green economy to support the efforts of the UAE and the rest of the world to combat the devastating effects of climate change.

Following the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to pave the way for the city’s transformation to a carbon neutral economy over the next three decades, Dubai opened in October 2021 The Dubai Future Council on Energy conducted an in-depth study setting out how the emirate can achieve carbon neutrality (net zero emissions) by 2050.

“The framework for achieving our net-zero goals has now been established and will help reinforce Dubai’s position as a leading enabler of green initiatives that help tackle climate change and create a seamless path to realizing our vision of economic prosperity Goes hand in hand with environmental sustainability,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chair of the Dubai Future Council on Energy, MD and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Chair of the Green Economy Organization (WGEO).

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According to Al Tayer, the study is part of Dubai’s efforts to meet its sustainability goals set out in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to deploy 100% of energy generation capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, in addition to a Green Hydrogen -strategy being developed. These efforts will help fight climate change and create opportunities for a more sustainable economy.

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The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2022 will highlight ongoing global efforts, discuss sustainable action plans to combat the negative impacts of changing climatic conditions, and support joint initiatives to help the world achieve future sustainability through the transition to a green economy reach.

WGES is organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in partnership with international organizations on 28th and 29th September 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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The summit will bring together prominent thought leaders and experts to share the latest insights on climate change initiatives, covering a wide range of sectors – transport and mobility, green technologies, smart cities and urban planning, youth participation, investment and finance. The event will help delegates gather key insights from case study presentations and discussions of success stories from governments, large corporations and other organizations currently making efforts to address climate change. A major highlight of the Summit will be the release of the 8th Dubai Declaration, which will include new commitments to shape future strategies and action plans in support of climate action and green economy initiatives.

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