Dubai reduced 14 million tonnes of carbon emissions in 2019
The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s power output from clean energy sources by 2050
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has reviewed progress made in the Dubai Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy as well as Dubai’s achievements in reducing carbon emissions in 2019 during its latest meeting.
Dubai ranked first in the C40 Network reports for sustainable cities, with results exceeding the targets set in the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy. The emirate’s carbon emissions have decreased significantly in the past four years in line with the Green Growth Strategy.
Commenting on carbon abatement in Dubai, the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “During the meeting, we reviewed the progress made in the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy. More than 14 million tonnes of emissions were reduced in 2019, a 22% reduction compared to business as usual. Results achieved exceeded the targets set in the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021.
“We also reviewed work progress in the Dubai Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy. Dubai adopts a comprehensive approach to ensure the sustainability of water resources that focuses on enhancing water resources, rationalising consumption, and using the latest technologies and innovative solutions to reduce water consumption by 30% by 2030.”
The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources and make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.
Al Tayer added: “We have also discussed the pioneering achievement of Dubai ranking first in the C40 Network reports, which underlines the commitment of the government organisations in Dubai to the vision and directives of the wise leadership to support the sustainable development of the emirate.
“The achievement also highlights the coordinated efforts of the government departments and organisations, under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, to develop long-term strategic plans to promote sustainable development.”
The secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Energy, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, said that the meeting also reviewed the implementation of the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System. Organisations under the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy have adopted the system to enhance the effectiveness of information security management in line with the Dubai Cyber Index.