The Dubai government is set to become the world’s first paperless system by the end of 2021.
The move was the work of Sheikh Hamdan, the Crown Prince of Dubai, and will come into force by December 12, 2021.
The move means that no internal paper documents will be printed internally. And the same goes for any customer service documents. Instead, everything will be done via email and apps and online transactions.
The Dubai Paperless Strategy has already had an impact with 41 government entities already reducing their paper usage by 83% in the last year. As well as saving a huge amount of natural resources, it’s also saved the government AED1.13bn.
And by the end of the year, the Dubai Government will be leading the way when it comes to being paper free. Which is a huge green boost for the region.
The incredible Terra Pavilion now open and powered by solar power and recycled water
The stunning Terra Pavilion is now open ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai later this year and it looks incredible.
The Terra Pavilion is the sustainability pavilion and will be powered by solar energy and recycled water. So while it might have cost $272 million USD to build, it will be powered for free as it will produce as much electricity as it uses.
The pavilion opens to visitors from January 22 until April 10 with tickets AED25.