Sustainability on the rise in the UAE

By Dr Michael Krämer

It is no secret that Dubai has put forward a bid to host the Expo 2020 and this is good news in any case. The vote takes place on 27 November and if Dubai wins it will have a dramatic effect on the country and once again focus attention on the emirate.

It’s interesting how Dubai has sought to differentiate itself from its competitors Yekaterinburg in Russia, Izmir in Turkey and Sao Paulo in Brazil. A key focus of the Dubai 2020 bid has been sustainability.

Fifty per cent of all energy needs for the Expo site (south of the city around Jebel Ali) will be generated on site from renewable sources…

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