Dubai Green Economy Partnerships (Dubai GEP) returned with positives from the recently concluded World Summit of Regions for Climate, organized by R20 Regions of Climate Action in Paris earlier this week. Dubai GEP took a major step towards strengthening their green footprint as they signed an MoU with the organizers ‘R20 Regions of Climate Action’ to further enhance green skills in the region.
The Dubai GEP delegation showcased Dubai’s best practices in conceptualizing and maintaining a green economy, winning plaudits from the high-profile attendees that included region and local governments from across the five continents, as well as economic leaders.
“The Dubai GEP delegation did the country proud at the world forum. We were lauded for our international-standard best practices in green economy. Furthermore, the MoU signing with the organisers of the summit will only boost these efforts across borders. The report showcases Dubai’s credentials in successfully implementing a green economy, which will grow further thanks to the cross sharing of knowledge,” said Waleed Salman, Chairman, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence and Dubai Green Economy Partnership.
In separate meetings held with UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and UNSDSN (United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network) a potential collaboration for sustainable tourism and innovative solutions for green economy were discussed. As Dubai’s tourism plans continue to forge ahead at a rampant pace, these partnerships will play an important role in maintaining the sustainability of the Emirate.
“Dubai’s growth across all verticals is rapid, and, it is extremely important to ensure that we take the right steps as we build them. Power and resource consumption, for example, need to be looked at a foundation stage. As the footfall of tourists increases, we need to ensure that we follow a green and sustainable model that will help the generations to come,” commented Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO Dubai FDI and Secretary General of Dubai Green Economy Partnership.