Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched these days the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to make Dubai a world hub for clean energy and green economy.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that the United Arab Emirates is leading international efforts in clean and renewable energy despite having one of the world’s largest oil reserves.
Sheikh Mohammed said: “The strategy we are launching today will shape the energy sector in Dubai over the next three decades. It aims to provide 75% of the emirate’s energy through clean energy sources by 2050, reflecting our commitment to establish a sustainable model in energy conservation which can be exported to the whole world, and support economic growth without damaging the environment and natural resources. Our goal is to become the city with the least carbon footprint in the world by 2050.”
He added: “Every investment in the development of clean energy sources is at the same time an investment to protect the environment for future generations. It is an effort to build our sustainable economic sectors which do not depend on non-renewable energy resources and are unaffected by volatile energy prices. Through this strategy, which is based on innovation, research and development, we aim to explore the future of the energy sector to unveil initiatives that will make use of the scientific and technological developments in this sector and take the lead in their development and application.”
His Highness asserted that the UAE is keen to become a worldwide reference platform in sustainability practices by remodeling concepts into real applications. His Highness called on international companies and R&D …