DEWA & RTA partner to support Dubai’s green economy transition

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Officials from DEWA & RTA at agreement signing ceremony

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai (RTA).

Under the agreement, RTA will be the Platinum Sponsor of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which is organized by the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), DEWA, and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, for three sessions from 2023 to 2025.

The move supports the shared vision of DEWA and RTA to support the transition to a green economy and consolidate Dubai’s position as a global platform for sustainability.

The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Chairman of the WGEO, and Mr. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Chairman – WGES

“The WGES plays a fundamental role in supporting the UAE’s outstanding efforts in climate action, as well as supporting its firm commitment to sustainability, unwavering support for energy and climate change issues, and the development of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. We are pleased with RTA’s sponsorship of the World Government Summit. This supports our shared vision to be part of the UAE’s efforts in climate action and the transition to a sustainable green economy. This year’s edition of the Summit supports the UAE’s preparations to host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai Expo City later this year.”

WGES helps align energy policies with the Sustainable Development Goals, exchanging views on successful sustainability strategies, systems and policies, and using available opportunities to support the transition to a green economy. WGES brings together many leaders, experts and specialists in various areas

Mr. Mattar Al Tayer said that “We are pleased to sponsor this global event. This sponsorship stems from RTA’s keenness to support efforts to raise the profile of Dubai as a global hub in matters related to sustainability and the green economy. It yielded a road map that is bound to result in zero emissions by 2050, in all aspects related to green mobility, infrastructure and the circular economy. This event showcases the role of the UAE in achieving sustainable development and developing solutions to environmental issues and climate change.”

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