The United Arab Emirates announced a strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, becoming the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to announce that goal. According to the agency “WAM”.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said, “The UAE will invest more than 600 billion dirhams in clean and renewable energy until 2050.” global fight against climate change.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said that his country is “the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to announce its goal to achieve climate neutrality.”
From the UAE pavilion at the exhibition, he added that the announcement is in line with the requirements of the “Paris Climate Agreement”, and that the initiative “strengthens the UAE’s vital system to achieve sustainable economic growth and positively affects the gross domestic product.”
The agency stated that “the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality in the UAE by 2050 provides new opportunities for sustainable development and economic progress, and contributes to consolidating the country’s position as an ideal destination for living, working and creating prosperous societies.”
She added that, according to the announcement, the competent authorities and authorities in the country at the federal and local levels will prepare comprehensive and detailed studies with the aim of developing plans and taking the necessary measures to reach climate neutrality by 2050 while ensuring sustainable economic growth.