Dubai, UAE: Under the leadership of the UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) has announced launching the State of Sustainability Report: UAE 2016, at the World Government Summit.
The report, the announcement said, was the first in a series of annual publications to serve as a tool for analysis and communication with stakeholders and partners, and sought to identify key factors to fulfil sustainable development in the UAE.
The DCCE said that it expected the report to become a platform to highlight progress, solutions and success stories in the fields of economic, social and environmental sustainable development on a national and international setting. The publication, it added, also highlighted the progress made by the public and private sectors in the state, in terms of achieving the 17 goals of sustainable development that were adopted by the United Nations during the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
H.H. Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “This report reflects the ongoing efforts of the government towards sustainable development in achieving a greener economy. The UAE Government remains committed and will continue to support the larger objective as outlined by the United Nations (UN) to protect and create an environment for sustainable development.”
Echoing these sentiments, H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Cooperation and Development, added: “The UAE is fully committed to fulfilling the 2030 agenda, and we are rapidly progressing towards attaining the sustainable development goals set by the agenda. Issues, such as access to clean energy, food, education, healthcare and sustainable economic growth remain the focus of the leadership of the nation.”
H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimy, Minister of State, Chairwoman of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, on her part, assured, “The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority is committed provide all the necessary advisory to ensure the fulfilment of the country’s national and global priorities.”
Waleed Salman, Chairman of Dubai Carbon, calling the report an important milestone in accomplishing sustainable development, said that it provides an in-depth analysis of eco-efficient measures being implemented in the country.