(MENAFN Press) The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has sent a high profile delegation to New York, led by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, HE Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, Waleed Salman, Chairman of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Ahmed Abdullah, Senior Manager of External Communications at DEWA, and Arif Julfar, Manager of Media and Marketing at DEWA, to present the first State of the Energy Report: Dubai 2014 at the United Nations.
Al Tayer praised the current cooperation and synergy between the Supreme Council of Energy and the UNDP and the noticeable contribution in the preparation to launch the State of Energy Report 2014.
This report is one of the pioneering steps to consolidate and support the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE one of the best countries in world.
The report provides information and key insights on how a knowledge economy can achieve green and sustainable development.
Launching of the report last October coincided with World Energy Day, which was endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and adopted by 54 other countries around the world in addition to representatives from the United Nations, the Arab League and the African Union, when the Dubai Declaration of Energy for All was signed on 22 October 2012 and that this same date shall be observed annually as World Energy Day.
It also coincided with Dubai successfully being chosen to host the Expo 2020. A select group of international experts and business leaders contributed in the discussion of the bid committee with representatives and delegates of the state members of Bureau International des Expositions from 167 nations.
During the visit, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy will deliver speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York to launch the State of the Energy Report: Dubai 2014 and will sign an MOU between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the UNDP to enhance cooperation and preparation of the World Green Economy Summit that will be held next April in Dubai during the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2014).