Dubai Supreme Council of Energy launches committee for circular economy

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy launches committee for circular economy
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy launches committee for circular economy

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy launched a circular economy committee, to be a platform that brings together government and private sector institutions that support the circular economy, and works to develop implementable initiatives with the aim of expanding the scope of current applications and introducing global best practices in the field of circular economy.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: The UAE attaches great importance to achieving sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources by shifting towards a green economy and increasing reliance on renewable and clean energy sources.

He pointed out that the national policy for the circular economy identifies the state’s priorities in promoting the concept of the circular economy in a number of priority sectors, namely green infrastructure, sustainable transportation, sustainable manufacturing, and sustainable food production and consumption.

The circular economy committee, launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, aims to encourage investment in the circular economy and present executable proposals that support the expansion of current applications and the introduction of international best practices in supporting the circular economy in a way that contributes to achieving economic growth in parallel with protecting the environment and ensuring the sustainability of natural resources.

Mechanisms

Al Tayer added: We aim to develop and launch innovative mechanisms and initiatives in cooperation with our strategic partners to promote the adoption of the circular economy model in various sectors and ensure its application in accordance with methodologies that link all actors.

In addition to supporting start-up companies, developing the capabilities of entrepreneurs in this vital sector, encouraging benefiting from the huge potential of modern technologies to accelerate the circular economy by enhancing the efficiency of natural resource consumption and encouraging sustainable practices by reusing resources, reducing waste and reducing emissions to contribute to the challenge of climate change and build a better future for our generations. coming.

Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Energy Demand Management, chaired the first meeting of the circular economy committee, in the presence of representatives from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Economy, Dubai Science Park, Emaar Properties and Diamond Developers.

Al Muhairbi said: We were pleased to respond to the proposals discussed at the first meeting of the circular economy committee launched by the council, and we already see many distinct examples of the circular economy that can be expanded at the level of the Emirate of Dubai.

The committee also discussed the state of the circular economy report that was reviewed and its alignment with the national policy for the circular economy and some examples of international best practices, in addition to the next steps in developing initiatives and tools to support the circular economy in various sectors in Dubai.

It is noteworthy that the circular economy is an economic system that focuses on reducing the extraction of natural resources, reducing waste and renovating natural systems, in which raw materials, components and products retain their value for as long as possible, and renewable energy sources are used.

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