Australia & UAE to strengthen sustainability ties

Canberra could be a role model for Dubai's own green drive

Enpark executive director Ali bin Towaih hopes to learn from Australia's example.
Enpark executive director Ali bin Towaih hopes to learn from Australia's example.

An Australian delegation, which included chief minister Jon Stanhope and the Australian consul-general for Dubai, met with members TECOM and Enpark yesterday to explore ways in which knowledge about sustainable developing could be shared more easily.

Australia is leading the global green movement, having made significant recent progress in reducing water usage during peak hours, while the streets of Canberra will soon see power stations for electric vehicles.

“This was an important opportunity for Enpark to exchange ideas and gain a better understanding of the progress achieved by the Australian State with regards to the adoption of new sources of energy, energy and water conservation programs, and the adoption of laws to compel a wiser usage of natural resources in order to better preserve the environment,” said Enpark executive director Ali bin Towaih.

“It was also an opportunity to extend an invitation to Australian companies to join Enpark’s clean technology cluster and work with us to help create a sustainable future.”

The visit followed the publication of the first Sustainable Development Report by Enpark, which highlighted sustainable initiatives launched by TECOM.

Bin Towaih said that he hoped to visit Canberra soon to witness first-hand the city’s achievements in sustainable development projects.

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