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Masdar supports UAE’s sustainable development: CEO

ABU DHABI, June 4, 2020

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is supporting the UAE’s sustainable development by deploying innovative technologies that are relevant to the region, such as solar power plants, onshore wind farms and waste-to-energy projects, stated Mohamed Jameel Al-Ramahi, CEO.
 
"Since Masdar was established in 2006, the number of people living in urban communities has overtaken rural dwellers for the first time in history – and another 2.5 billion people will be added to our towns and cities by 2050. To cope with this expansion while conserving natural resources, cities must adapt to support sustainable living and meet the increasing demand for food, energy and water, and growing waste production," Al-Ramahi said in a statement ahead of World Environment Day, according to a Wam news agency report.
 
"City planners will need to reconnect and rethink the relationship between cities and the natural environment. As the world’s most sustainable community, Masdar City provides a road map for sustainable urban development to accommodate population growth, based on the principles of economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability," he pointed out.
 
"This year, we have all learnt an invaluable lesson: our natural world has its limits and we must use the gifts it gives us wisely. By creatively harnessing the abundant resources of solar and wind power, we can deliver a more sustainable future for all of us, while remaining in harmony with our environment," he added.
 
"We are also active in more than 30 countries around the world, helping to expand energy access in emerging markets and reducing reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation," the Masdar CEO said in conclusion.
 
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. This year, the theme is biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. 



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