Dubai Carbon Recognises Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi’s Contribution to Sustainable Development

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Published June 5th, 2018 - 12:09 GMT
The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) offers advisory services to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable, green economy.
The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) offers advisory services to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable, green economy.

Dubai Carbon honoured His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, with a framed copy of The Sustainabilist magazine to acknowledge his contribution to achieving the UAE’s sustainable development goals.

His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi led the development of the National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017-2050, spearheaded the establishment of the Emirates Committee for Sustainable Environment Research, facilitated several productive collaborations with the private sector and implemented multiple initiatives to support climate change policies in the UAE. All these achievements were highlighted in The Sustainabilist, the UAE’s leading resource on sustainable development.

Speaking on the accolade, His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi said: “I deeply appreciate this recognition. Raising awareness on best practices and trends in the field of sustainability is crucial to sustainable development in the UAE. Dubai Carbon’s The Sustainabilist plays an instrumental role in achieving this priority. I extend my sincere gratitude to the people behind the magazine for their commitment to consolidating knowledge across the UAE to facilitate the country’s transition to a low-carbon, green economy.”

“The UAE has taken a global lead in developing as a sustainable country, and this requires not just technical solutions but a holistic approach. The commitment, passion and vision of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi have helped increase awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of sustainable practices across the seven emirates,” said Ivano Iannelli, CEO of Dubai Carbon.

“His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi is a prime example of a leader who inspires through words as well as actions. He is a role model for all countries striving to develop more sustainably. His commitment to the resolution of global sustainability issues has resulted in identifying innovative, practical solutions for sustainable growth, inspiring members of government and other organisations to follow suit. His knowledge and experience have been invaluable to the country, and we are delighted to honour his dedication to fostering the growth of the sustainability movement in the UAE,” he added.

Celebrating visionaries, strategists and system transformers, the acknowledgement by Dubai Carbon aims to stimulate positive change and recognise strategic sustainable development work on a national and international level, by providing an international platform to showcase replicable and scalable success stories under the #iamthesustainabilist label. Furthermore, it seeks to inspire government and private sector organisations as well as the general public to follow in the footsteps of the UAE leadership in making sustainability a part of everyday life.

Through its knowledge products, such as The Sustainabilist, Dubai Carbon promotes best practices in the public and private sector, and encourages multidisciplinary dialogue and networking, leading to the advancement of sustainable development across industries and organisations.

Background Information

Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) was established on 18th January 2011, by an agreement between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon.


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