The UAE aims to build a sustainable nation by implementing the necessary reforms and regulations to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
The country intends to cut energy and water consumption by 30% by 2030 through efficiency and conservation programs, as well as increasing supply by diversifying the energy mix.
More specifically, UAE focuses on providing clean energy in order to develop efficiency and reduce power and water network losses.
The UAE has devised a series of long-term strategies to diversify energy sources and shift toward clean ones, including nuclear power. The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will be operational as part of the country’s efforts to transition to clean energy, assuring security for decades to come.
World Energy Day
Yesterday, 21 October, UAE celebrated World Energy Day, supported by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
This celebration was approved through the “Dubai Declaration of Energy for All” with the attendance of 54 representatives countries. Other nations participating were the United Nations (UN), Arab League, and African Union Commission.
World Energy Day consolidates the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, as the UAE has made early measures to bid farewell to the final barrel of oil and balance growth. Overall, the country focuses on the preservation of a healthy and clean environment.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group) said:
“World Energy Day is one of the UAE’s contributions to the world to achieve sustainable development. It is an opportunity to prioritize developing national energy policies. These policies support sustainable development to overcome current and future challenges facing the energy sector. It also supports policies for implementing and developing mechanisms and frameworks for the exchange of experiences among all countries.”