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Dubai Municipality launches Sustainability Talks initiative

Dubai Municipality has launched the Sustainability Talks initiative – a series of educational seminars and interactive workshops in the field of sustainability and renewable energy.

Aimed at raising awareness on sustainability among a wide range of stakeholders, each session will focus on different aspects of sustainability to address the current and future challenges and solutions needed for Dubai’s sustainable future.

The move is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai one of the smartest and most sustainable cities in the world by 2021.

The initiative is also as part of the Municipality’s drive to achieve the UAE’s sustainability strategies.

Dubai Municipality held the first talk in the series of Sustainability Talks on the UAE’s economic relations between the private and public sector, delivered by Najeeb Al Ali, Executive Director of the Office of Expo 2020 and attended by Dubai Municipality employees.

Al Ali presented the steps and actions being undertaken taken by his office in preparation for the biggest event in the Arab region, namely, hosting the Expo 2020.

He also discussed the procedures for designing pavilions, steps and concepts of sustainability that are currently being taken into consideration in design.

Al Ali said the sustainability process has become a key feature in all countries of the world, helping to preserve the world’s natural resources and protect them from scarcity and destruction. The lecture focused on educating the Municipality employees on how to implement sustainability standards and rationalise electricity and water consumption.

Ahmed Saeed Al Badwawi, Director of Applied Sustainability and Renewable Energy Department at Dubai Municipality said that by the Municipality is aiming to promote sustainability awareness in launching such initiatives and to ensure it is an integral part of the overall sustainability system.

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