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MoCCAE Partners with MBRCGI to Launch Green Governance and Climate Technology Report


He Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) today launched the Green Government and Climate Technology report through the ‘Ibtekr’ knowledge platform.

The platform aims to strengthen the culture of innovation and inspire government entities and the business sector to adopt global best practices and support communities around the world to advance sustainable development goals.
The report sheds light on some of the most innovative projects implemented globally and covers two aspects: the government’s sustainable development efforts and climate technology. This is one of the key initiatives during the UAE Year of Sustainability and aligns with the country’s preparations to host COP28 this November.

The launch event was led by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment at its headquarters in Dubai, in the presence of Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environmentand Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs, and several officials representing both parties.

Almheiri: Leverage innovation and technology to build a sustainable future

Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri saying:

“The United Arab Emirates, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believes in harnessing innovation and technology to build a sustainable future through cooperation, innovation and knowledge. “We are committed to creating sustainable solutions to transform challenges into opportunities that bring social, economic and environmental benefits.”

Almheiri aggregate:

“Climate change and its effects are more evident than ever, and to advance efforts to achieve the UAE’s NetZero goal by 2050, it is important to strengthen technological knowledge. The UAE is determined to achieve climate neutrality through plans ambitious goals and the launch of the Green Government. & The climate technology report in cooperation with the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation reflects our commitment to promoting climate action.”

Almheiri aggregate:

“The report’s unique insights, data and recommendations reflect important opportunities to improve sustainability and use available climate technologies to reduce emissions and implement our climate change adaptation plans. These efforts will be our top priority during the COP28 Conference of the Parties , where we will focus on sharing these solutions to create a sustainable future for all.”

Huda Al Hashimi: UAE government wants to spread knowledge in support of international efforts

Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs saying:

“The UAE government wishes to strengthen knowledge on innovation and exchange experiences that inspire governments and private sector institutions to implement dynamic projects that contribute to climate action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

She added:

“The report focuses on one of the most important global challenges facing societies today and seeks to support the objectives of the Year of Sustainability by highlighting the UAE’s efforts in the collective global efforts to address climate change and underlining the role role of the UAE in developing solutions that benefit all stakeholders.”

Green governments

The report includes 21 case studies from 12 countries covering policies, strategies and initiatives implemented by different governments to reduce carbon emissions. It also highlights the need to strengthen partnerships between government and private sectors to create new practical tools and models that can support the launch of holistic national initiatives that, in turn, advance governments’ climate agenda and improve their impact on communities. global initiatives.

He Green governments and climate technology The report has two main parts: Green Government, which includes top 10 that have been launched to transform government operations to mitigate climate change, as well as Climate Technology Innovations that highlight climate technologies supporting 11 initiatives. The report includes five Emirati initiatives that have had a positive global impact.

At the local level, the report highlighted two of the UAE’s main sustainability initiatives. This included the Green Barjeel Project launched by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environmentwhich is an innovative educational research platform that aims to produce local microalgae to purify ambient air, and the Sustainable Procurement Policy launched by the Dubai Statistics Centre.

The report highlights the GreenGov.SG Initiative launched by the Government of Singapore, which focuses on sustainable outcomes and the implementation of processes to manage resource use. The report also cites the Green Roof Initiative launched by the Egyptian government in Cairo, with the aim of using urban spaces more intelligently and helping to combat the heat absorbed by buildings and offset air pollution.

The report highlights the Japanese government’s initiative to link green and digital investments with reducing government costs by setting the goal of reducing emissions by 2050.

The report presents the results of the Indonesian government’s initiative, the Balikpapan Landfill Gas Plant, to capture greenhouse gases and convert them into electricity and create a new source of income. The report mentions the Sustainable City Principles Panel of the US city of Portland, Oregon, which aims to hold local government accountable.

The report also features Peterborough New Hampshire’s renewable energy leadership in the US, which helped drive renewable energy by accelerating the use of solar energy.

The United States and Canada jointly held an international forum to collaborate on greener government initiatives. The report addresses the initiative led by the Italian city of Monza that offers a nature-based solution for stormwater management.

Breakthrough innovations in climate technology

The second part of the report explores innovations in climate technology and presents the most important technology-focused solutions, supported by governments around the world in partnership with the private sector.

It has three initiatives based in the United Arab Emirates: the plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, an ambitious plan launched during Expo 2020 Dubai, the United Arab Emirates Climate Responsible Business Commitment, launched by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and the creation of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA).

The report features Scotland’s Space Intelligence Company, which uses artificial intelligence and satellite maps to collect, process and analyze data to help companies reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact. Added to this is the Urban Heat Watch for 14 Cities US project, developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The report also focuses on Microsoft Project Natik, the first data center in a sealed container and located half a mile from the coast. It is one of the most sustainable and efficient data facilities.

The report highlights an initiative by the European Investment Bank, which signed an agreement to finance Northvolt to build the first local factory on the continent to produce lithium battery cells. The report also features Kenya’s Solar Freeze, which helps farmers reduce waste through mobile cold storage powered by renewable energy.

The report focuses on the Advanced Biofuel Solutions in the UK project, which is a partnership between University College London and Swindon City Government. The entities have built a plant that can convert gas from household waste into low-carbon hydrogen for use in the transportation industry.

The report sheds light on the New Zealand government’s initiative, the Green Investment Fund, to launch a $100 million sustainable investment fund, helping companies reduce carbon emissions.

Another case study is Xcelerator Sustaintech, a virtual accelerator that increases confidence in nature-based carbon credits. It was launched by Google Cloud, DBS, the Center for Nature-based Climate Solutions at the National University of Singapore and the World Bank.

The digital platform Ibtekr is the first of its kind in the Arab world that specializes in government innovation. It was launched to support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to develop human capacity globally, as well as build a generation of innovators and future leaders by providing education, reports, manuals, interactive training labs and data.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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