GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Government, Legal

 
  Share

Statement-His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi 

 

Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018:  The United Arab Emirates celebrates the 21st National Environment Day, observed annually on February 4th, under the theme “Sustainable Production and Consumption” for the second consecutive year to continue efforts to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns in the UAE.    

In a statement marking the occasion, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, expressed his deepest gratitude to the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his patronage of the National Environment Day, and his continued support for environmental protection and sustainable development in the UAE.

His Excellency also thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Members of the Federal Supreme Council, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates, for their special interest in the country's efforts to preserve the environment.

“Celebrating the National Environment Day in the Year of Zayed adds considerable value to the occasion. The UAE founding father and visionary leader had always considered the environment part and parcel of his philosophy and day to day practices. Sustaining the environment for generations to come was among the top priorities in his endeavors to build the country, paving the way for the country's sustainable development”, Dr. Al Zeyoudi said.

“Sheikh Zayed's widely-acclaimed contribution to the local, regional and international efforts to achieve sustainable development was acknowledged worldwide, as he received numerous prestigious accolades, including the Gold Panda, UNEP Champion of the Earth, Man of Environment and Development, among many more”, he added.

Dr. Al Zeyoudi indicated that population growth and a surge in income levels due to the economic boom the UAE witnessed in the past four decades have given rise to non-sustainable production and consumption patterns. These are among the main challenges we face in our efforts to conserve our resources and ecosystems today. Their negative impact is apparent in many areas, such as high ecological footprint per capita, high water, energy and food consumption rates, as well as high waste production and carbon emissions rate.

“To address these challenges, the UAE has implemented a wide variety of policies and measures to promote sustainability of production and consumption to maximize our contribution to the global efforts to achieve sustainable development. The most prominent among them is the UAE Energy Strategy for 2050 that aims to diversify the country's energy sources. Its objectives involve bringing the share of clean energy in the national energy mix up to 27% by 2021 and 50% by 2050”, His Excellency explained.

“Other policies include the UAE Green Growth Strategy that focuses on transforming our national economy into a low-carbon green economy. This includes adopting a sustainable approach to architecture and transport, enhancing the efficiency of resource consumption, especially energy and water. And raising awareness on the economic, social and environmental risks of non-sustainable production and consumption is also an integral part of the strategy”, he added. 

The Minister stressed that although it is too soon for us to see the full impact of the policies and measures, there are many signs that testify to their efficiency, especially at the production level. 

“There is a significant decrease in per capita waste generation rate, from 2.06 to 1.8 kg per person per day, and the country's ecological footprint per capita also decreased from about 12 global hectares in 2006 to less than 8 global hectares in 2014. In the UAE, we believe that sustainable production and consumption is an essential part of national responsibility for institutions and individuals alike. The consumer society is increasingly gaining importance in this regard, as it dictates production trends and influences producer responsibility. Ultimately, consumption is an individual choice that depends on a combination of factors, such as desire – often influenced by advertising, purchasing power and awareness”, His Excellency elaborated.

“As a government, we continue to work relentlessly towards reducing the negative effects of production and consumption patterns and transforming them to sustainable ones that contribute to realizing sustainable development in the country, in line with UAE Vision 2021.”

“I urge you to consider our natural resources as a national heritage that we live with today and later pass on to future generations. We are confident that the collaboration of the government and the community will have a substantial influence on stimulating more sustainable production and consumption patterns”, Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi concluded.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5704 times
Posted on : Monday, February 5, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Etihad and Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs Mark UAE Environment Da...
Next Story : Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February 1 to June 30
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design
Safilo Group Reveals Its Spring/ Summer 2018 Collection
Bridal Glow is Skin Deep: Tips for every bride-to-be in 2018
Redefining the Skin Clinic Experience. #allnewkaya opens in Muscat City Centre!
Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows with Filorga
Mealtop, Introducing a Whole New Dessert Experience
Catch Some Zzz's in the IKEA Nap Truck
Kate Spade New York Spring 2018 Collection
NEZO launches new identity to guide consumers in selecting the best salt for the...
South African artisans of fine leather products look to make big impression at L...
Dual Investments Brand LE66 to Relocate from City Walk to New Dubai Location in 2018
Global Expansion in sight for ICONS© Coffee Couture
Raymond Weil's Freelancer Ladies
Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02
Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an...
Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Event on ‘Graduating Work Ready Youth' Unvei...
15,000 participate in the Dubai Cares' annual Walk for Education 2018 in support...
DAMAC Properties deliveries surpass 20,000 unit milestone as it reports net prof...
Al Qattara Investments reveals expansion plans for Al Ain
Dealing with Diabetes: What German Medical Center's doctors say about the incura...
Indian FMCG Conglomerate Hamdard Laboratories brings “The Drink of India” - Rooh...
Galderma's “Leave Your Mark” Mobile Clinic heightens awareness of skin diseases ...
Jaguar Land Rover Awarded as Company of the Year
Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta
Name of New High-sided Vehicle to Be Rolls-royce Cullinan
Pink Caravan Ride Launches Mobile Mammography Clinic to Offer Specialised On-the...
Middle East Fuji LLC exhibits the Gold medalist of Japanese branded “Kobe Beef” ...
Preparing the perfect table setting with Bits & Pieces
The Allure of Mars: Making humans an inter-planetary species
Keys Ready to Make Her Mark at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
WGS 2018: Teaching altruism, empathy, self-control will drive success, say educa...
Finnair and the Finnish Paralympic Committee agree to a partnership agreement
Arianna Huffington calls for a Third Women's Revolution to redesign a world focu...
Dubai Festival City marks successful first ever Nike+ Run Club edition
WGS 2018: DEWA Is Shaping the Future of Utilities with an Innovative and Holisti...
Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google
The Future of Food: What's on your dining table in 2118
Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence
Feast and famine: Bridging the gap between food abundance and malnutrition
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates the essence of ‘Classic American Cool'
His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Clima...
WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former P...
WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist
Etihad Aviation Group Launches Humanitarian Aid Mission for Rohingya Refugees
Classically elegant and stylish, the titanium mechanical NJ0090-13P makes a defi...
Get Your Weekend Entertainment Fix at Boxpark
Bean Body's Quick Guide To Men's Exfoliation
Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All
WGS 2018: World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give ...
Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?