ADSW highlights UAE’s efforts to build sustainable global future: Suhail Al Mazrouei
ABU DHABI, 17th January, 2022 – Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, has said that the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for starting a promising era of sustainable development and highlights the UAE’s leading efforts to build a more sustainable global future.
In his statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) during the launch of ADSW 2022, Al Mazrouei stressed that the UAE has become a leader in utilising low-carbon energy, due to the directives of its leadership.
The UAE also priorities the diversification of energy sources, which helps maintain a balance between sustainable development and environmental protection, he added.
The UAE has adopted a transparent green transformation strategy, which includes investing in green energy, crowned by the announcement of its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, he further added.
Hydrogen is a source of green energy that will support the country’s green transformation efforts, Al Mazrouei pointed out.
The UAE has the first green hydrogen production plant in the Middle East.
The UAE plans to lead in hydrogen production and help achieve carbon neutrality, as part of its leadership’s directives to find solutions to issues caused by climate change, he said.
Solar power, peaceful nuclear power and hydrogen all play a crucial role in future international efforts to reduce carbon emissions, he added.
The UAE is researching the possible utilisation of green and blue hydrogen production through the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance (The Alliance).
It is committed to developing a market for sustainable hydrogen as a fuel source through international partnerships, as reaching the target of zero emissions is a key challenge for countries and requires further innovation and collective action, he affirmed.
ADSW 2022 is the first major international event in the area of sustainability to be held after the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and will pave the way for COP27, hosted by Egypt in 2022, and COP28, hosted by the UAE in 2023.