DEWA has become a main aspect in supporting worldwide efforts to enlarge sustainable solutions for climate change and global warming.
Earth Hour has become a worldwide event thanks to a broad and accountable public reaction. Residents have converged their efforts and made a clear choice to fight climate change and cuddle sustainability as a way of life.
This public movement soon became one of the largest and most important environmental events worldwide. It attains remarkable results in energy preservation. This shows the critical meaning of concerted and communal efforts to achieve common objectives.
DEWA is inviting all the societies, groups, organizations and individuals to be part of the Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March 2015, by turning off needless lights and appliances from 8:30 to 9:30pm or by going in with at Bay Avenue Park from 5 to 10pm. As Dubai stays unified with over 7,000 cities around the world in this occurrence, which is the largest environmental movement in the globe.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has put down the institutions for a sustainable future for present and future generations through an idea, innovative proposals, and excellence programmes.
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, in collaboration with the Emirates Wildlife Society and in support with the World Wildlife Fund, and with the help of Dubai Properties Group, supports the efforts to attain the UAE Vision 2021, and the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative to create the UAE one of the worldwide leaders of sustainability and a centre for the export and re-export of green products and technologies, whereas preserving a sustainable environment that supports long-term economic advancement. It also complements the endeavors to reach the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 commenced by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030.
Dubai was the first Arab city to take part in Earth Hour in 2008, highlighting its leadership in supporting and nurturing initiatives and affairs that encourage public consciousness on environmental concerns and endorse the sustainable development of the UAE, the region, and the world.
DEWA accomplished considerable results in lessening electricity use over the past 6 years, at 1,163 GWh of electricity and 5.4 billion imperial gallons of water. This is corresponding to AED 752 million, and above 536,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.