The UAE’s leadership, in adopting policies and initiatives that spur sustainable development, has positioned Dubai firmly among global cities leading the transition to a green economy, according to Sami Al Qamzi, director-general of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED).
Al Qamzi reiterated that the UAE was the first country in the region to adopt a long-term national initiative to build a green economy.
An initiative launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the slogan “A green economy for sustainable development” in January 2012.
Al Qamzi’s comments were part of his opening remarks during the inaugural work group meeting of the members of ‘Dubai Green Economy Partnership’, a public-private programme launched in May 2012 by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
Held at the DED headquarters at the Business Village in Dubai, the work group meeting was attended by representatives of the eight founding members of the programme.
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