The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently received a delegation from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as part of its support to Carbon Ambassadors Program.
SThe Program represents the future generation of national experts and leaders tasked with the implementation of the ambitious national strategies aimed at realizing the long-term national initiative billed as “Green Economy for Sustainable Development.”
This program has been based on the standards of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It covers three main aspects: achieving sustainability, reducing carbon emissions, and implementing the local components of the Program.
“The visiting DEWA delegation highlighted the Carbon Ambassadors Program and touches on several aspects of the Program such as timeline set, graduation of the second batch, objectives, and the role of strategic partners in lending support to the Program,” said Nasir Bu Shehab, Acting CEO of Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector, RTA.
“The project assigned to the second batch will focus on converting unused containers to sustainable and usable containers. One container will be allocated to each team of trainees under the supervision of a strategic partner who will look after the rehabilitation of that container,” he continued.
“RTA has made a significant contribution to the graduation of the first batch, and nominated two ambassadors and two guides from university graduates employed at RTA to support the Program in its capacity as a strategic partner of the Carbon Ambassadors initiative. The role of these ambassadors & guides is to educate trainees on sustainable environment issues to achieve the objectives of the Program,” commented Bu Shehab.
“RTA’s support to DEWA’s Carbon Ambassadors Program stems from its endeavours to realize the UAE Vision 2021 aimed at ranking the UAE amongst the best countries in the world by 2021. It also conforms to Dubai Plan 2021aimed at making Dubai a city with sustainable resources and clean environment. It also echoes RTA’s keenness to support the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy for 2030 (DIES 2030) aiming at decreasing energy demand by 30% by 2030.
“Last year, RTA implemented 32 initiatives under the Green Economy banner. Projects completed, underway, or set in future plans are set towards materializing the energy-saving concept rendering the Green Economy a reality. This has prompted RTA to introduce the Energy & Green Economy Award at the level of affiliated sectors & agencies in support of our government’s initiatives in this regard.