Dubai Global Energy Forum on April 17-19

DUBAI — Energy experts from around the world will gather here for the Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011 on April 17-19 to discuss the UAE’s and the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and carbon reduction, announced the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy on Monday.

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Published: Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:25 AM

Being a country that holds the title for the highest energy exporter per capita, the UAE has revealed plans to develop a sustainable environment where carbon dioxide can be treated as a resource as part of its Government Vision for 2021.

“Carbon management and reduction are at the top of the list of every country’s energy and environmental concerns. It is important that we not only learn and gain best practices from experts across the globe, but also that the key players in the UAE unite to achieve the goals set out before us. The upcoming Dubai Global Energy Forum will be a platform to gain valuable insights into this widely discussed issue from a number of national and global researchers, scientists and analysts. As such, these sessions are invaluable to today’s energy and economy leaders worldwide,” said Saeed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy.

Topics to be discussed will include carbon reduction: policies, programmes and technologies and carbon management. The UAE currently has four registered Clean Development Mechanism projects that prevent about 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Initiatives led by the council predict a volume of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) of 1.7 million tonnes by 2012 and target five million by 2015 in the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) alone. The Supreme Council of Energy has put together the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy for 2030 to participate in the UAE’s vision to create an environment-friendly and sustainable economic policy where carbon reduction is a key factor and which will be revealed at the upcoming forum.

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