Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer
Dubai to reduce carbon footprint
Dubai, December 13, 2012
Dubai will reduce electricity consumption by 30 per cent in 2030 through demand management, a senior official said.
The reduction in power consumption will result in a large reduction of carbon emissions, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE).
He pointed out that the plan is in line with the “Green Economy for Sustainable Development” initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The DSCE has established the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence to assist private and public organizations to map out their emissions and identify opportunities for reduction, he said.
“We aim to launch and develop projects and initiatives through the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence to reduce the emissions and provide additional incentive through the carbon credits. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is conducting a study to identify the sources of the greenhouse gas emissions at the Dubai level. This study will provide a clear picture to the DSCE on the concentrated areas with the emissions that currently requires the support of the specialized agencies to establish and develop an effective programme to reduce the carbon emissions. The Monitoring, Reporting and Verification process is the tool to monitor the implementation of the emission reduction programme,” he said.
Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence chairman Eng. Waleed Salman appreciated holding of the recent Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha as an opportunity to correct the misconception of the region’s wasteful usage of resources.
”We are making large efforts are being undertaken to maximize Dubai’s efficient use of fuel, electricity and water. Many Dubai-based companies have started measuring their carbon footprint and develop low-emission strategies and therefore lead the industry today in what will be common business practice in the near future.” – TradeArabia News Service