UAE aims to be the first Net Zero Middle East country
UAE aims to be the first Net Zero Middle East country

UAE to be the first Net Zero Middle East country

The UAE is looking to the future as it pledges to become the first Middle East country to become Net Zero by 2050.

The initiative was announced at Expo 2020 Dubai.

And they’re investing over AED600 billion into renewable energy to help make the pledge come true.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, the aim was to “achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The UAE continues our effective role in climate control issues, adding our support to international efforts to mitigate climate change with a range of effective community and economic initiatives. In achieving climate neutrality in the UAE by 2050, we aim to develop an approach that both drives sustainable economic growth and is an exemplar of working together to achieve a better future for humanity.”

The UAE Net Zero plan uses the same strategy as the Paris Agreement by creating long-term strategies to reduce greenhouse gases. And by doing so, limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 C compared to pre-industrial levels.

The key to that is the creation of clean energy.

The UAE has invested more than $40 billion in clean energy in the last 15 years. And they estimate their clean energy including solar and nuclear will create 14GW of power by 2030.

Which is enough energy to power 1,0500,000 homes!

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