Sheikh Mohammed unveils UAE’s strategy of Green Economy

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the launch of a long-term national initiative to build green economy in the UAE under the slogan ‘A green economy for sustainable development’.

The initiative includes a range of programmes and policies in the areas of energy, agriculture, investment and sustainable transport in addition to new environmental and construction policies that aim to raise the quality of life in the country.

Sheikh Mohammed speaking on the occasion said that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, seeks to become a global hub and a successful model of the new green economy.

His Highness added that, “Our goal from this national initiative is clear, that is, to build an economy that protects the environment as well as an environment that supports the growth of the economy. We in the UAE, within the vision 2021, are striving to strengthen our competitive position in global markets. I ask everyone to prepare for a new phase in the growth of the UAE.

“We chose to launch this national initiative to coincide with the World Future Energy Summit 2012 in Abu Dhabi which will be attended by 26,000 people and delegations from 140 countries, so as to reaffirm our commitment to the world of our serious endeavor to diversify energy sources and preserve the environment, as well as to become a model for all countries that want to strive to achieve the same goal,” added Sheikh Mohammed.