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Ban with Al Tayer.

UN chief hails Sheikh Mohammed's 'green' strategy

DUBAI, November 27, 2016

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has commended the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for supporting sustainability and global green economy and launching the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) with its permanent headquarters in Dubai.

He also praised the UAE for joining the WGEO as its first member.

During a meeting with Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), Ban Ki-Moon was briefed on the key achievements and joint cooperation development between the United Nations and WGEO.

Al Tayer stated that WGEO, which was launched by Sheikh Mohammed the 3rd World Green Economy Summit 2016 in Dubai, will support the UAE Vision 2021 to be among the best countries in the world by 2021;  the UAE Green Economy Strategy that was launched under the theme ‘A Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ to enhance Dubai’s position as a global capital for green economy as well as  the objectives of Dubai Plan 2021 to achieve further happiness in the society.
 
“Joined by the UAE as its first member country, WGEO will support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate, and increase global awareness on climate change to enhance the shift towards a green economy. WGEO will also have a leading and new role to promote the levels of green economy through dialogue, partnership and exchange of expertise among countries, public and private sectors, corporates, UN organisations, banking institutions and civil society institutions to achieve the objectives of green economy and act as a mechanism to introduce new solutions for climate change, sustainable energy and other challenges facing water and environment worldwide”, he added.

“Launching WGEO at this time reflects the relentless efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. WGEO will also play an instrumental role in mitigating climate change, as it serves as a mechanism for generating new solutions for sustainable energy, water and other environmental challenges, thereby lowering the risk of green economy investments, and supporting international cooperation in innovation, technology and finance. It will provide technical assistance to countries which can benefit from the UAE’s and the other countries' green economy model, as well as cooperating with other countries whose economies require development and diverse green strategies for the future,” he explained.

Al Tayer has highlighted key achievements, initiatives and projects of Dubai. He added that Dubai has launched Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 7 per cent of Dubai’s energy by 2020, 25 per cent by 2030, and 75 per cent by 2050.  - TradeArabia News Service
 




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