President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced that 2023 will be the “Year of Sustainability”.
The “Year of Sustainability” will include several initiatives, activities and events that draw upon the UAE’s deep-rooted values of sustainability and the legacy of its founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
This year the country will focus on environmental sustainability by inspiring collective action through a nationwide commitment towards sustainable practices, in line with the UAE’s national strategy, bringing together everyone who calls the UAE home to work towards a prosperous future.
Here are some of the key initiatives in different sectors:
- Energy: The UAE has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewable energy in its total energy mix. It has launched several projects to develop solar and wind power, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, which is one of the largest solar parks in the world.
- Transportation: The country has introduced electric buses and taxis in several cities, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It has also set targets to increase the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads.
- Waste management: Several initiatives have been implemented to reduce waste and promote recycling. For example, the “My City, My Environment” campaign encourages residents to adopt environmentally friendly practices, while the National Program for Sustainable Production and Consumption aims to reduce waste and promote sustainable consumption.
- Water conservation: The UAE has implemented several measures to conserve water, including the use of treated wastewater for irrigation and landscaping. It has also launched campaigns to raise awareness.
- Sustainable development: The country has launched several initiatives to promote sustainable development, including the Masdar City project in Abu Dhabi, which aims to be a model for sustainable urban development.
With these great initiatives and commitment – the UAE is in the right direction to achieving its sustainability goals.
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