UAE : Building energy and water energy initiatives to reduce building emissions

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As part of the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined global sustainability leaders in panel to discuss matters on advancing energy-efficient building technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Permanent Representative of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA) and Director of Energy and Climate Change at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, building energy and water efficiency improvement is a high priority for the UAE and contributes to cost reduction. He noted that cooling systems are the major source of emission in the UAE.

During the forum, Dr. Al Zeyoudi added that The UAE has been leading the region in adopting mandatory standards for buildings and appliances as well as improving resource efficiency by labeling schemes. Close cooperation between the government and business sectors are paramount in realizing the country’s vision to create low-carbon urban communities.



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