Dubai is becoming the model city for sustainability, it has been claimed at the launch of a report into the Emirate’s environmental activities.

The ‘State of Green Economy Report 2018’ was launched at a ceremony in which Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, praised the city’s sustainable achievements and investment in renewable energy.

The city is on course to meet goals spelled out in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, he insisted.

The report is published by the Supreme Council of Energy in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon).

It focuses on organisations’ commitments to the green economy, and what is being done to advance environmentally friendly living. Al Tayer said:

“The report also reviews disruptive technologies that contribute to the green economy, Dewa’s Carbon Ambassadors Programme, Expo 2020 Dubai, the Dubai Future Foundation, and the Roadmap for the Future, to invest in youth and prepare them by knowledge transfer. The report further reviews achievements in moving to renewable and clean energy sources, future projects, integration of smart technologies into processes to improve energy use and maximise efficiency, artificial intelligence services, and higher education on sustainability.”