Dubai plans grand Energy Day celebrations
Dubai, September 25, 2013
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) organized an introductory workshop for a number of government organizations in line with the preparations for the first World Energy Day to be celebrated on October 22.
More than 60 officials from 27 organizations, including ministries, government departments and educational organizations attended the event whihc was opened by Khawla Al Mehairi, VP- Marketing and Corporate Communication at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).
Addressing the participants, Al Mehairi highlighted the importance of this global initiative besides explaining its objectives, plans and outreach activities that have been prepared to be launched during October.
"There are one billion and eight hundred million people around the world are deprived of energy. This is really a serious thing that undermines the pillars of sustainable development. Therefore, we have to conserve energy and rationalize its consumption,” said Al Mehairi.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the vice chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of Dewa said: "This event aims at promoting interaction with representatives of government departments in Dubai to highlight the importance of environmental sustainability and the pivotal role played by the World Energy Day in the conservation of natural resources around the world."
The World Energy Day was announced during “Dubai Declaration - Energy for All” at the conclusion of the World Energy Forum 2012 held in the UAE, to be the official annual celebration highlighting the importance of securing easy access for energy for all people around the world.
This initiative was signed by 55 of leaders and energy ministers to celebrate the "World energy day" on October 22 of each year. "Dubai Declaration is a world document that constitutes a commitment towards sustainability," he added.-TradeArabia News Service