Dubai has set a roadmap to achieving zero-emission public transport by 2050. The initiative is in accordance with the UAE’s commitment to climate change, according to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.
“Humanity expects each of us to contribute to saving the future. The UAE spares no effort to be on the frontlines of preserving the sustainability of our planet’s resources. A series of green economy initiatives have led to Dubai becoming a role model for sustainability,” said Sheikh Hamdan during a meeting of the Executive Council.
By 2050, Dubai will have fully switched to zero-emission transportation, according to the roadmap adopted during the meeting. Dubai’s policies for licensing early childhood education centers and energizing and promoting nonprofit organizations were also authorized.
“Our initiatives for the future will help ensure that the UAE continues to set an example for the world in promoting innovation and creativity. We look forward to welcoming the world to COP 28 to be held at Expo City Dubai,” Hamdan added.
An array of infrastructure, circular economy, and green mobility projects are the foundation of the initiative to attain zero emissions in public transportation by the middle of this century. The goal will be met by not emitting approximately eight million tons of carbon dioxide, or the equivalent of 132 million trees.
Under the plan, there will be a gradual increase in the use of clean energy vehicles. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is expanding its fleet of limos, taxis, buses for public transportation, and electric and hydrogen cars. Along with recycling waste to promote the circular economy, it will also upgrade the infrastructure and increase clean energy usage to include buildings and facilities.
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