Greenpeace vessel anchored at Rashid Port of Dubai

DUBAI — As part of its tour to spread peace and encourage nations to use renewable energy sources instead of getting into a nuclear arms race, the ‘Rainbow Warrior’ vessel of Greenpeace International is currently anchored at the Rashid Port of Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 24 Feb 2007, 8:31 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:35 AM

Greenpeace is an international organisation that exposes global environmental problems and their causes and also offers solutions.

Mick Tounsly, spokesperson of the organisation, said the campaign which covers a number of Middle East and Gulf countries aims to spread awareness about the dangers posed by nuclear technology.

“Our drive targets all the countries including Iran and Israel. We will try to conduct a calm and constructive dialogue between them on the critical issues,” he said. “We want people to stop the use of nuclear technology for military purposes or otherwise. We call on the countries of the region to increase their utilisation of other environment friendly sources of renewable energy like wind, natural gas and solar power,” he said.

Citing studies, he added that the Middle East could meet 50 per cent of its energy demand from these renewable sources.

Members of the organisatiom will meet political leaders, NGOs and media representatives to discuss the threats of the nuclear arms race to the world.

The vessel set off on its journey on January 20. It has so far visited Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain. They will also visit countries like Yemen, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon and Turkey.

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