Will promote sustainable buildings in the UAE and MENA region.
Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), has been appointed to the Board of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). Announcing this through an official communique, EmiratesGBC added that Al Abbar follows in the footsteps of Adnan Sharafi, who held the post for the past two years as the first Emirati to serve on the Board.
In his new capacity, Al Abbar will reportedly work in promoting the advancement of sustainable buildings in the UAE and MENA region across a global platform.
The appointment, said EmiratesGBC, underlined the success of the organisation in promoting sustainable built environments in the UAE and the wider Middle East region.
In this context, Al Abbar said: “It is with great respect that I take on this new role, and I thank the WorldGBC for this recognition. I am particularly thankful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, whose ‘green vision for sustainable development’ has been a constant source of inspiration and guidance for our ongoing strategy and activities. It is a true honour for EmiratesGBC and me personally, to be able to continue with our task of representing the UAE in the global green agenda.”
Terri Wills, WorldGBC CEO, added: “Green Building Councils in the Middle East and North Africa region are instrumental in transforming the marketplace towards green building, in turn addressing unique environmental challenges faced in the area. Saeed Al Abbar’s appointment to the board of the World Green Building Council is a reflection of the importance of the region. I know that Saeed’s role with the WorldGBC will enable Green Building Councils the world over to learn from this key region.”