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DEWA and Dubai Municipality in biogas agreement

The MoU will play a key role in reducing carbon emissions by 300,000t annually

At a satellite meeting at COP28, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed an agreement to co-operate in a project to generate electricity from biogases extracted from the landfill in Muhaisnah 5.

The MoU is a part of Dubai Municipality’s participation in COP28 as a Strategic Pathway Partner. Representatives from more than 1,000 municipalities and cities were invited to attend COP28.

Dubai Municipality said it is showcasing to a global audience the UAE’s leading model in planning, designing, and building sustainable urban communities of the future.

The signing supports Dubai’s leading sustainability practices and supports the realisation of the UAE Net Zero Strategy 2050. The deal was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, within the Green Zone of COP28.

Al Tayer said that DEWA’s aim is to achieve 100% energy production capacity from clean sources by 2050: “Additionally, we actively contribute to the implementation of the Integrated Waste Management Strategy Roadmap 2021-2041, fostering innovation in waste management, recycling, and energy conversion. Furthermore, we are committed to executing groundbreaking, long-term clean projects over the next two decades, providing practical solutions to environmental challenges in line with the specified goals in the government agenda.”

Dawood Al Hajri emphasised that the partnerships Dubai Municipality is building align with its aspiration to create a more sustainable, pioneering and livable city. “Coinciding with the UAE hosting COP28, this strategic agreement with DEWA reflects the growing capabilities of Dubai and the UAE in clean energy as well as the circular and green economy. It will also contribute to reducing approximately 300,000t of carbon emissions annually. We are confident this project will consolidate Dubai’s position as a preferred global destination to live and work as well as support the country’s net zero strategic initiative.”

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