The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) recently reviewed its commitments to supporting COP28 in the run up to this year's event.
- The DSCE discussed how it can actualise Dubai's decarbonisation goals
- Key leaders spoke on national programmes as well as wider needs of COP28
Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum led what was the 78th meeting of the Council, which was held virtually in the presence of vice-chairman of the DSCE, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
The meeting addressed several topics, including activities the World Green Economy Organisation is organising to support the UAE with hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) at Expo City Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023.
It also reviewed several updates on the first phase of the Waste to Energy Centre in Warsan, the world’s largest and most efficient waste-to-energy plant. The facility, of which the first phase became operational last July, features the latest technologies that reduce effects on the environment.
At the core of the discussion was the importance of maintaining focus on the goals of the nation’s sustainability programme.
DSCE vice-chairman, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “In line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to enhance sustainable development, the meeting reviewed the initiatives and strategies that contribute to achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050."
The Council discussed the governance model and regulating the services of companies that distribute fuel to customers, trading in petroleum derivatives, and encouraging distributors to adhere to the conditions approved by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, according to DSCE secretary-general, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi.
He added: “These aim to enhance transportation operations according to safety conditions.”
The meeting was also attended by DSCE secretary-general HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, and board members HE Dawood Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality; HE Abdulla bin Kalban, managing director of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA); HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC); Juan-Pablo Freile, general manager of Dubai Petroleum; and Hussain Al Banna, CEO of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).