United Arab Emirates Leading In Use Of Cutting-Edge Climate Change Technologies
Friday, 25 November 2022
Speakers at a forum agreed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is among the region's most proactive countries in combating climate change and cutting carbon emissions. The attendees gave their stamp of approval to the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
The United Arab Emirates is often the Middle East's trailblazer in terms of bold policymaking, and its neighbours tend to follow suit. During Wednesday's The Journey to Net Zero conference in Dubai, General Manager of Trane Technologies Adnan Javed said, "The country leads from the front and pioneer and promoter of new technologies that may be used throughout the region and around the world."
Because of the widespread belief that buildings are the primary source of carbon emissions, Javed emphasised that the concept of a sustainable city is all the rage.
To minimise carbon emissions, he said, "the first step is to start monitoring," adding that there are technologies available to serve as a jumping-off point and that the public can then use to gauge the impact of their efforts on pollution levels.
According to Deepthy KB, regional director of the United States Green Building Council and GBCI, the goal of creating "smart cities" is to improve the lives of their residents in terms of health, social fairness, economic opportunity, and quality of life in general.
Sustainability and improving people's quality of life are at the heart of our programmes. We are making an effort to improve people's health and wellbeing. It's important to put people first when thinking about sustainability these days, she said.
She advocated narrowing the gap between the well-off and the poor as the world's population is nearing eight billion mark.
It will take vulnerable populations significantly longer to recover from a climate disaster. "Therefore, we must examine the city from a variety of perspectives, including its many varying heights," she continued.
According to Chris Wan, Head of Design Management at Masdar City, the largest barrier to achieving net zero is not technology or sources, but rather, connecting with the community and developing the right mindset.