Dar Launches Action Plan for Net Zero Targets in MENA Region
Dar Al Handasah Consultants Shair and Partners launched an action plan that countries in the Middle East can follow for decarbonising three key sectors – the built environment, transportation, and water and energy resources – to achieve net zero ambitions.
Dar’s recommendations made at Cop27 included: accelerating transit investment and designing infrastructure for electrified transportation, delivering high-performing buildings, and prioritizing existing building stock for retrofit, Supporting the rollout of renewable microgrids.
Dar's also highlights the importance of enabling integrated water cycle management with renewable energy strategy, exploring green hydrogen solutions, and creating an enabling policy and investment environment for the energy transition.
Talal Shair, Dar Group Chairman, said: "As one of the world’s largest architecture, engineering, and consulting firms, Dar Group has a strong responsibility to empower stakeholders with implementable sustainability solutions, so we can all start to believe in a zero-carbon future.
"Our mission is to deliver these ambitious climate solutions to our communities at scale, and that’s a job we know is possible, because we do it every day."
To drive the conversation on these solutions, Dar organized events in COP 27’s Blue and Green Zones, bringing together experts from the World Green Building Council, PwC, WEF, JLL, C40 Cities, and Dar Group companies Perkins&Will, Penspen, Introba, and Currie & Brown.
Dar also joined the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Egypt Green Building Council, the World Economic Forum, the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, and other stakeholders to collectively promote solutions for sustainability.
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