Dubai reduced its carbon emissions by 21 per cent in 2021, reflecting the success of the emirate's sustainability initiatives.
These include increasing the share of solar energy and enhancing operational efficiency at factories and industrial facilities, as well as waste recycling in power and water production and ground transport.
The details were revealed during a virtual meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
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, in support of the UAE’s efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Supreme Council also reviewed a plan submitted by Emirates Gas Company (an ENOC subsidiary) to enhance current gas cylinders to advanced ones in terms of safety and reduced weight.
Chaired by @HHAhmedBinSaeed, Chairman of the #Dubai Supreme Council of Energy... The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announces Emirate’s success in reducing 21% of carbon emissions in 2021.https://t.co/WTr8iOVakx pic.twitter.com/rAkcZaRzlA— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 19, 2022
"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 percent 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," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
"The current plan to shift to using the advanced cylinders ensures better efficiency and more safety for consumers. Emirates Gas has introduced 9,000 advanced cylinders that consumers in Dubai have been satisfied with over the past years," Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, added.