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UAE vice-president announces green initiative

Dubai, UAE; 7 January 2012: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of ‘UAE Strategy for Green Development’, a national long-term, nine-year initiative that aims to develop a green economy in the UAE.
The initiative, consisting of six phases, aims to make the UAE one of the global pioneers in green economy, a hub for exporting and re-exporting green products and technologies, in addition to preserving a sustainable environment that supports long-term economic growth.
The initiative, which also falls within the UAE’s Vision 2021, consists of various programmes and policies in the field of energy, agriculture, investment, sustainable transport, and new environmental and urban planning policies to enhance the quality of life in the UAE.
The announcement coincides with the launch of the World Future Energy Summit, which begins on Wednesday.
Source: Gulf News, 10th Jan, 2012