15 January 2012 - A long-term national initiative to build green economy in the UAE under the slogan “A green economy for sustainable development” was launched on Sunday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Through this initiative, the UAE aims to become one of the world leaders in this area as well as a centre for the export and re-export of green products and technologies, and to maintain a sustainable environment to support long-term economic growth.
The initiative includes a range of programmes and policies in the areas of energy, agriculture, investment and sustainable transport in addition to new environmental and constructional policies that aim to raise the quality of life in the country.
While announcing the initiative, Shaikh Mohammed asserted that the UAE, under the leadership of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, seeks to become a global hub and a successful model of the new green economy, so as to enhance the country’s competitiveness and sustainability of its development and preserve its environment for future generations. Shaikh Mohammed said: “Our goal from this national initiative is clear, that is to build an economy that protects the environment as well as an environment that supports the growth of the economy. We in the UAE, within the vision 2021, are striving to build a diversified economy based on knowledge and innovation, through which we can provide excellent employment opportunities to our citizens. Through this, we can protect our natural and environmental resources, and strengthen our competitive position in global markets, especially in the areas of renewable energy products and technologies on the green economy”. read more>>>