DEWA Partners with RTA to Enhance the Transition to Green Economy

RTA has signed an agreement to become the Platinum Sponsor of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) for the next three sessions, from 2023 to 2025. The WGES is organized by the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), DEWA, and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. This partnership reinforces the joint commitment of DEWA and RTA toward promoting the transition to a green economy and enhancing Dubai’s standing as a global hub for sustainability.

“Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the World Green Economy Summit is a significant event that reflects the UAE’s commitment to sustainable initiatives for transitioning to a green economy. The summit is a vital component of the UAE’s contribution to the global community’s efforts in climate action and supports its unwavering dedication to sustainability, energy, and weather change problems, and the growth of bearable solutions to environmental difficulties. It showcases the UAE’s significant part in attaining low-carbon economic development and securing a more promising future for society. By providing a strategic forum for designing proactive strategies, enhancing international collaboration, and addressing conditions change difficulties and risks, the summit plays a crucial role in combating climate change.” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Chairman of the WGEO

DEWA Partners with RTA

“We are delighted that RTA has sponsored the World Government Summit, which aligns with our joint vision to support the UAE’s climate action efforts and the shift towards a sustainable green economy. The summit this year is especially significant since it falls in line with the UAE’s plans to host the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) at Dubai Expo City later this year,” added H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer stated that since its inception in 2014, the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) has been successful in mobilizing global efforts toward promoting the transition to a green economy. The summit has served as a strategic platform for promoting international collaboration to tackle global challenges, promote sustainable growth and acquisitions in the green economy, and foster the adoption of adequate guidelines, schedules, and industries in this field.

Additionally, the summit provides a forum to address critical problems, comprising climate shift and global warming, and supports aligning energy approaches with the Sustainable Development Goals. It facilitates the exchange of successful sustainability strategies, systems, and policies and leverages opportunities to support the transition to a green economy. The WGES brings together leaders, experts, and specialists from various fields related to the green economy and sustainable development.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), stated – “The World Green Economy Summit, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has bolstered the UAE’s global reputation as a leading advocate for energy and weather change problems. The summit has played a crucial role in promoting sustainable solutions to address pressing challenges, particularly in the fields of environment and energy. These efforts are geared towards creating a prosperous future and fostering the well-being of all.”

Sponsorship from RTA

“We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the World Green Economy Summit for the next three editions, from 2023 to 2025. This partnership underscores RTA’s commitment to supporting Dubai’s efforts to establish itself as a global hub for sustainability and the green economy. RTA is dedicated to developing a roadmap that will result in zero emissions by 2050 in all areas connected to green mobility, infrastructure, and circular economizing.

This occasion demonstrates the UAE’s role in promoting sustainable growth and finding solutions to environmental challenges and climate change. It coincides with the UAE’s significant efforts, locally and globally, including the declaration by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, of 2023 as The Year of Sustainability under the theme ‘Today for Tomorrow’. Additionally, the summit coincides with the UAE’s hosting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), the world’s largest international gathering on climate action.” Explain HE Matter Al Tayer

“Sustainability holds a crucial position in the vision and mission of RTA, which aims to provide safe and smooth transportation and create ingenious and sustainable road and transport services. RTA has launched several initiatives to promote energy and the green economy, such as fully converting taxis to eco-friendly vehicles (hybrid, electric, and hydrogen-powered) by 2027.

This step is part of a comprehensive master plan to reduce carbon emissions in taxis, which aligns with the requirements of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and supports the transition to a green economy. In addition, RTA is planning to operate the Air Taxi by 2026, which will facilitate safe, smooth, and sustainable transportation for individuals integrated with Dubai’s public transportation network.” added HE Matter Al Tayer.

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