UAE fight against climate change and support to vulnerable groups.
by Manel Msalmi
The UAE aims to support the Environment-friendly communities by supporting women and young people engaged in Green economy and business initiatives .
The outcomes of the Free Zones Energy Demand Management Strategy for example seeks to reduce the free zone companies' demand for electricity and energy consumption to achieve sustainability and contribute to achieving the vision to consolidate Dubai's leading position and build innovative and environment-friendly communities.
This strategy paves the way for supporting the objectives of the UAE Net Zero strategic initiative, which seeks to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, in conjunction with the Year of Sustainability and preparations to host COP 28.
The strategy aims to reduce demand for energy and water by 30% by 2030 for free zones and companies, in addition to providing added value to businesses. The strategy further outlines methods to introduce innovation, awareness technologies, and processes related to energy demand reduction and sustainability, as well as providing resources, tools, programmes, and policies, and reducing the carbon footprint of free zones, in cooperation with the concerned government agencies.
Dubai serves as a model by providing packages that help simplify services, improve service channels within free zones, meet customer needs and expectations and increase satisfaction.
By reviewing recent efforts and achievements, the importance of attracting Emirati talent to work in free zone companies in Dubai was discussed. The importance of continuing to work with free trade zone authorities aims to encourage businesses to employ UAE nationals and benefit from government opportunities and incentives such as the Nafis scheme. The Council will support these efforts to achieve the best results and foster a new generation of Emirati Talent across sectors within the Dubai Free Zone, working teams and the United Arab Emirates Talent in Dubai.There is a constant need to maintain cooperation with the Development Council.
The Climate finance program is a huge project which supports sustainable businesses and vulnerable groups. It helps to invest in clean and renewable resources and go fossil fuel free by 2050 .
The climate change Action is a great initiative which can help people in Iraq ,Syria and Yemen to have access to financial aid.These vulnerable countries which have suffered for decades from war ,poverty ,refugee crisis as well as water crisis let alone environmental problems are in need for international community 's help and support to end the refugee crisis and the famine .The UAE is one of the first countries which is committed to help financially and logistically people in conflict zones who are affected by famine ,water crisis and the most vulnerable groups such as women and children affected by the war ,environmental crisis and global warming. This Action would benefit displaced people ,children ,women and vulnerable groups to have access to food ,water ,education as well as their basic needs.
About the Author
Manel Msalmi is the President of the European Association for The Defense of Minorities
Human rights Advocate
Researcher in Environmental humanities and international politics in Brussels. You can follow her on Twitter @ManelMsalmi