UAE joins global push for near-zero emission buildings


The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), participated in the first Buildings and Climate Global Forum 2024, which was recently held in Paris.

The forum brought together ministers and officials responsible for decarbonisation and resilience in the construction and real estate sector, for the first time since the COP28 conference.

It was co-organised by France and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.

On the sidelines of the event, the UAE Ministry endorsed a joint ministerial declaration that defines the common principles and cooperation framework for global efforts to achieve the goal of "Near-zero emission and resilient buildings by 2030".

Eng. Nusaiba Al Marzouqi, Director of Studies and Research and Chief Innovation Officer at MoEI, participated in the high-level sessions and highlighted the country's efforts in developing clear and measurable methodologies to reduce the carbon footprint in the building and construction sector.

The forum followed the annual meeting of the World Green Building Council Committee, in which the Ministry participated.

The meeting aimed to follow up on the implementation of the Council's strategies, activities and initiatives, the latest of which is Buildings Breakthrough, and to review and approve the Buildings Global Status Report 2023.

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