Dubai Chamber Presents New Green Strategies at the World Energy Forum

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments by

At the World Energy Forum 2012, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry‘s presented of a new set of energy-saving and sustainability initiatives designed to promote the idea of responsible and sustainable business practices among private sector organizations. The World Energy Forum took place in Dubai between October 22nd-24th, 2012.

The Dubai Chamber invited the private sector to promote and implement the adoption and practice of environmental friendly energy, waste, and water management technologies. The Chamber also encouraged its stakeholders to use eco-friendly products and services in order to stimulate investment in environment-focused industries.

This strategy is in line with the Emirate’s ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ initiative, since the Chamber will establish strategic partnerships with global players in energy conservation including other Chambers of Commerce. Additionally, different organizations are working on connecting the public and private sector under green economy proposals that contribute to the implementation of responsible business practices.

Dubai Chamber’s two green building initiatives have reduced water and energy consumption by approximately 77% and 47% respectively in the last ten years. The Chamber also implements the latest health and safety standards to provide a sustainable work environment that serves as an example to other corporations, educational institutions, and social organizations.

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Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy joined the GEG team in September 2011as a research assistant for the UMass Center of Governance and Sustainability. Natalia graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 and its currently a PhD Student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at UMass Boston
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