UAE President Announces 2023 as ‘Year of Sustainability'

UAE President Announces 2023 as ‘Year of Sustainability'

The year, 2023 will aim at boosting UAE’s commitment towards solutions for energy transition and climate change

As the UAE gears up to host the 28th United Nations climate change summit, Conference of Parties (COP28), President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday announced 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability”.

The "Year of Sustainability" will include initiatives and events that would project UAE's values of sustainability and the legacy of its founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a WAM report stated.

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Following the announcement, President H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said, “Sustainability has been a fundamental principle in the United Arab Emirates since its unification.

"The nation continues to serve as an exceptional model for environmental conservation and resource management. The late Sheikh Zayed was a global leader in environmental and climate action, leaving behind a legacy that we continue to follow today.”

The year round events will focus on environmental sustainability through a nationwide commitment towards sustainable practices, in line with the UAE’s national strategy.

The year-long initiatives are overseen by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; and H.H. Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The year also aims to showcase the UAE’s commitment towards fostering a global collaboration in seeking innovative solutions to challenges, such as energy, climate change and other pressing issues related to sustainability, the State-run WAM report further stated.

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