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Dubai Unveils Ambitious Climate Action Plan, Aiming for 50% Emission Reduction by 2030

Dubai has announced a comprehensive plan to achieve carbon neutrality, setting an ambitious target of reducing emissions by 50% by the year 2030. The initiative builds on the city’s decade-long commitment to clean energy, emphasizing a clear roadmap toward achieving net-zero status by 2050. Aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, the plan reinforces Dubai’s dedication to environmental sustainability and climate action.

Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai, highlighted the city’s commitment to collaboration with global counterparts sharing a vision for sustainability. The announcement, coinciding with the UAE’s hosting of COP28, reflects Dubai’s determination to double its carbon emission reduction, paving the way for a more sustainable future.

Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, emphasized the city’s successful transformation of the energy sector through a market-based strategy and public-private partnerships. Dubai’s adoption of a structured approach aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrates a commitment to efficient energy policies.

Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40, praised Dubai’s climate action plan, lauding its alignment with the Paris Agreement goals and setting a precedent in the Middle East. The plan outlines a citywide target and sectoral pathways, aiming to achieve a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 2018 levels.

By fostering partnerships with regional and international organizations in clean energy, Dubai has attracted green funding mechanisms and expanded local capabilities, positioning itself as a dynamic force in driving the energy transition. The city’s track record includes landmark projects such as the world’s largest single-site solar power park, the first hydropower plant in the region, and initiatives in green hydrogen production and waste-to-energy, showcasing its commitment to sustainable development.

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