H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Establishes Dubai Environment and Climate Change Authority

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Establishes Dubai Environment and Climate Change Authority

The new initiative, which is aligned with D33, aims at promoting sustainable practices and raise the contribution of circular and green economy to Dubai’s GDP

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued directives to establish the Dubai Environment and Climate Change Authority, to further promote sustainable practices across sectors, to preserve biodiversity, and expand natural reserves and green spaces in the emirate.

The initiative aims at creating a solid foundation for the green economy to flourish and enhance Dubai's role in the global movement to combat climate change. His Highness also issued directives to appoint Ahmed Mohammed bin Thani as the Director-General of the newly launched entity.

H.H. emphasised Dubai's commitment to becoming one of the world's most environmentally resilient cities and setting an example for sustainable urban development. The newly established authority is aligned with the UAE's objective to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

By deeply integrating the principles of economic, social, and environmental sustainability into its growth strategies, Dubai seeks to be at the global forefront of sustainable urban development.

H.H. highlighted the city's dedication to harmonising rapid economic growth with environmental sustainability and resilience to future challenges. The newly launched authority will be tasked with enhancing Dubai's future preparedness by ensuring the highest standards of sustainable development and biodiversity preservation.

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