By ; Ahmed Soluman
“The UAE effectively achieves the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. It was among the leading countries to apply strategies that support sustainability, in accordance with the wise leadership vision. At DEWA, we are guided by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who once observed, ‘Preserving and investing in the environment means preserving and investing in one of our most important assets.
’ DEWA is committed to build and develop a greener economy, and protect our environmental heritage for generations to come. This is in accordance with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai's total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, and make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world.
This also supports the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy to cut carbon emissions by 16% by 2021, and encourages responsible consumption, in line with the Demand Side Management strategy to reduce consumption by 30% by 2030,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA organises several environmental programmes, initiatives, and awareness campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness on the importance of conservation of energy and water. This is in accordance with our vision as a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation.
This has achieved substantial savings over the past years, proving the potential of all to support national and international efforts to mitigate climate change and global warming. DEWA is also participating as a sustainability partner in EXPO 2020 Dubai, which is an ideal opportunity to prove our excellence in utilities and focus on sustainability as well as exploring sources for clean and renewable energy.
DEWA won several awards, including the Five Star Environmental Audit from the British Safety Council for eight years in a row, with full marks.
This puts DEWA at the forefront of sustainable organisations by fully complying with all local and international environmental requirements with zero environmental violations. On the occasion of the 23rd National Environment Day, we renew our commitment to protect the environment, in line with the vision and directives of our wise leadership, and our authentic culture which is based on protecting the environment and natural resources of our good land, without wastefulness,” concluded Al Tayer.