UAE advocates sustainable future for All at UN Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO+20
WAM Abu Dhabi, June 7th, 2012 (WAM) -- As the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development prepares to convene next week in Brazil, the United Arab Emirates delegation will be actively participating in both the negotiations toward Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Secretary-General's signature effort Sustainable Development for All.
Delegates representing entities across the UAE work collectively to share the nation's vision for a green economy and commitment to sustainable growth.
Directorate of Energy and Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a press conference for a comprehensive explanation about the UAE's participation at the conference.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change and the CEO of Masdar, explained that the country's economic diversification plans as well as its various activities in clean energy innovation and deployment prove its national commitment to sustainable development.
Dr. Al Jaber explained that the legacy of sustainability "lies deep within the UAE's heritage and was instilled in us by our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who recognized the need to protect our environment and preserve the precious natural resources for future generations; creating a legacy of responsibility that has been taken forward by our wise and visionary leadership." "Today, the UAE is advancing this vision through innovative ideas and advanced technologies to build sustainable cities, promote the use of renewable energy and become more responsible stewards of the environment," said Dr. Al Jaber.