AESG signs partnership agreement with Tecnalia

The partnership will serve as a vehicle for the delivery of solutions aimed at driving sustainable development in the region, through engagement with regional government and urban planning committees

Saeed Al Abbar, director of AESG.
Saeed Al Abbar, director of AESG.

UAE-based consultancy firm, AESG, has announced signing a partnership agreement for the Middle East with Spain-headquartered research company, Tecnalia Research & Innovation.

According to AESG, the partnership will serve as a vehicle for the delivery of solutions aimed at driving sustainable development in the region, particularly through engagement with regional government and urban planning committees.

AESG further noted that it is seeking to enhance its energy, sustainability, and environmental consulting service lines through the application of research and technological advancements generated by Tecnalia’s team of more than 1,400 R&D professionals. 

Tecnalia, AESG pointed out, has conducted research and projects on behalf of the United Nations, European Commission, and governments throughout Europe, South America, and North America. It has also completed an energy mapping project for the government of Dubai.

Commenting on the agreement with Tecnalia, Saeed Al Abbar, director of AESG, said: “This partnership is based on perfect synergy between each organisation’s objectives. 

“Together, we will drive large scale sustainability undertakings that address pressing urban development challenges, while stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs.”

AESG stated that the two companies have identified several challenges affecting the region, and outlined the partnership’s initial focus, which includes helping regional governments decarbonise their economies so they can meet their COP21 commitments.

AESG and Tecnalia are also looking at improving waste management. AESG noted that the traditional approach to landfilling waste places a large burden on governments in terms of land use and cost.

The partnership will also tackle water scarcity, with the goal of ensuring water security while decreasing dependence on desalination. 

Dr Javier Urreta, director of Tecnalia’s Sustainable Construction Division, explained: “Tecnalia’s main focus is the application of technological research to drive GDP and business growth. 

“We will work with AESG to devise solutions that are based on robust research and technological innovation. Leveraging the strong ties our organisations have with regional governments, we will collaborate to solve some of the greatest urban and environmental challenges in the Middle East.”

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