Sat 07-10-2017 10:53 AM

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to sponsor Carbon Ambassadors Programme

DUBAI, 7th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment will provide strategic sponsorship for the Carbon Ambassadors Programme of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA.

The programme was launched with support from the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), to involve youth in achieving the goals of sustainable development and the UAE Vision 2021, to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021.

A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, was signed by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

According to the MoU, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment will supervise a team of carbon ambassadors to provide training, consultancy and expertise. The team will design and implement an innovative project according to the programme’s work mechanisms.

"Our wise leadership pays great attention to protecting the environment and reducing the impact of climate change to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for future generations. The UAE Energy Plan for 2050 aims to bring about a quality change in the culture of energy consumption in the UAE community and diversify sources of energy by doubling the contribution of clean energy and reducing consumption rates in homes and buildings by 40 percent," said Dr. Al-Zeyoudi.

"The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment supports initiatives that consolidate sustainable development and environmental conservation. As part of our strategy to engage the youth in these efforts, we are pleased to cooperate with DEWA to sponsor the Carbon Ambassadors Programme," he added.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA commended the role of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in supporting green initiatives and innovative development projects, especially among the youth.

"At DEWA, we work in line with the vision and guidance of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to enhance sustainable development. Sustainability is a priority in our strategic direction, initiatives, and projects, in partnership with government and private organisations and members of society. Environmental action is a shared responsibility. Since its inception, the Carbon Ambassadors Programme has been supported and sponsored by many leading organisations, and has achieved significant successes in many areas," said Al Tayer.


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