Dubai reduces carbon emissions by 21% in 2021
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Dubai reduces carbon emissions by 21% in 2021

Dubai reduces carbon emissions by 21% in 2021

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy also discussed a plan submitted by Emirates Gas Company to enhance current gas cylinders to advanced ones

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Dubai reduces carbon emissions by 21%

The emirate of Dubai has reduced its carbon emissions by 21 per cent in 2021, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has announced.

The achievement reflects the effectiveness of the emirate’s programmes and projects, which include increasing the share of solar energy and enhancing operational efficiency at factories and facilities, as well as waste recycling in power and water production, industry, ground transport and waste treatment, Dubai Media Office reported.

The Supreme Council in its 72nd meeting held virtually and chaired by its chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, also discussed a plan submitted by Emirates Gas Company to enhance current gas cylinders to advanced ones in terms of safety and reduced weight for the coming period. Emirates Gas Company is a subsidiary of Dubai-based ENOC.

The meeting discussed several topics, including the results achieved by the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2030, which aims to reduce 30 per cent of carbon emissions by the end of 2030.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “The meeting reviewed our roadmap and plans that include national initiatives and strategies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and consolidate a low-carbon economy. These include the Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 per cent of the total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2030, as well as adopting the latest technologies in this area.”

“The development and implementation of the existing programmes and projects had a positive and tangible impact, reflected in the carbon emission reduction rates over the past 10 years.”

The UAE announced its Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative in October last year to reduce carbon emissions.

Read: UAE reveals Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative

The UAE will also host COP28 in November 2023 at Expo City Dubai.

Read: UAE business leaders welcome hosting of COP28 in 2023

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