Climate neutrality is an Emirati priority
The announcement of the United Arab Emirates initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 marks a milestone in its path towards climate action and its strategic vision for the next three decades. According to The Road to Africa, Africa is announcing its goal of achieving climate neutrality. Climate Neutrality: Government Priorities, ”recently released by the World Government Summit Foundation.
The UAE Government is keen to implement initiatives aimed at reducing emissions by adopting innovative technology and developing sustainable solutions that support green change. The use of clean energy solutions is one of the key pillars of the UAE model. With investments of 600 billion dirhams by 2050, savings equivalent to 700 billion dirhams in the same year, the final result will be a net savings of 100 billion dirhams.
The government has recently entered into agreements with international companies to establish a national network of high-speed charging stations for electric cars, and has accepted a number of initiatives to ensure its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by working on future technologies. The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is committed to developing the hydrogen economy in the United Arab Emirates and overseeing this important emerging sector.
The Baraka plant is one of the most important projects promoting the adoption of clean energy due to its active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Shams 1 plant is one of Abu Dhabi’s largest projects to generate electricity using concentrated solar energy to supply 7% of the Emirate’s renewable energy needs.
The United Arab Emirates continues to work on setting up and upgrading a number of waste-power plants, in this context, the opening of a competition to set up a plant with a waste treatment capacity of between 600,000 per year in Abu Dhabi was announced. 900,000 tons, producing enough energy to supply electricity to about 22,500 homes in the country. The plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tons annually, equivalent to removing 300,000 cars from the road.
Therefore, competent officials and officials at the central and local levels of the state are continuing their relentless efforts with the aim of ensuring sustainable economic growth and promoting global growth and taking the necessary steps to develop plans to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Efforts towards change for future energy, and meeting the needs of coping with climate change.
* Bulletin on “News of the Time” published by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research.
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