Transitioning to Sustainable Practices Needs to go in Parallel with Growth
During the first session of the recently held Sustainability Middle East - Future of Sustainability Conference, AD Ports Group's Chief Engineering & Technical Services Officer David Gatward highlighted the significance of adoption of sustainable practices in tandem with growth.
To a question posed by the Host and Moderator of the Session, Karl W. Feilder on the effectiveness of De-growth as a strategy, Gatward termed it to be a very ‘interesting concept’.
"We recently went publicly listed and we have been everything we can be domestically and now we are going global. So now, we are on a huge growth trajectory," Gatward added.
He said that the opportunities for efficiency in our day-to-day practices are huge. In addition, the conversion to more sustainable and efficient practices have to be taken in parallel with growth.
Gatward added: "We develop trade routes - we are actually enabling and empowering nations to expand, because ports are gateways to other countries and facilitate expansion.
"It has to be done cautiously and in a very considerate manner, embracing all the topics that we are talking about."
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