Dubai reduces carbon emissions by 33%

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Dubai has surpassed its green energy goals for 2021 after marking a 33 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in 2020.

The achievement has exceeded the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy target of reducing emissions by 16 per cent in 2021.

Making the announcement, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, highlighted that the milestone marks the country's commitment towards becoming a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

Increasing the share of clean energy capacity to 11.38 per cent of the city's main grid, expanding the district cooling to save 650 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2020, and offering more incentives for users of electric vehicles have contributed to this achievement. 

Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said this achievement underlines the importance of the joint efforts of individuals and organisations to support national and global efforts to mitigate climate change and global warming.

He added that Dubai has a plan for the next 30 years that covers the energy and water sectors, transportation, industry, buildings, and waste. 

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