Emirates Transport steps up green drive
Dubai, January 20, 2013
Emirates Transport (ET) has partnered with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) aiming to enhance its environmental friendly practices in line with the UAE government’s sustainable development drive.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of Emirates Transport (ET) and Waleed Ali Salman, chairman of DCCE.
Al Jarman welcomed the opportunity for ET to benefit from the expertise of DCCE in the development of sustainable business strategies and solutions.
He said: “As a leading transport cooperation of sizable presence, all over the UAE, we acknowledge the opportunities we have towards the improvement of our business practices to make them more environmentally friendly.
“Over the years we have applied many green policies and practices, but we hope to take our efforts to the next step by through signing of this agreement with Dubai Carbon.” Al Jarman added.
Ali Salman said: “The MoU DCCE signed with Emirates Transport aims to develop a strategy that promotes sustainable transportation, increase the efficiency of energy consumption, and works towards supporting the Clean Development Mechanism through the partnership with the United Nations and create initiatives under its banner.”
“Therefore, DCCE seeks to build capacity for performance improvement, knowledge transfer and increased awareness, as well as the promotion of globally accepted best practices. This would promote the culture of creativity and excellence in achieving the UAE’s strategic goals for green, sustainable development,” he added.
With more than 11,000 vehicles travelling millions of kilometres a year, and 12,000 employees, Emirates Transport officials said they are keen to extend the hand of cooperation with all public and private bodies in order to enhance its environmental practices and reduce its carbon print.
The DCCE was launched by the Supreme Council of Energy (SCoE) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2011 as a public-private partnership to fast-track clean energy project development in the last years of the Kyoto Protocol. – TradeArabia News Service