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ADJD holds forum to discuss legal framework for ‘green’ government buildings

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department organized an expanded forum titled “Government Buildings and Green Courts in Light of UAE International Legislation and Experiences”.

Participants in the forum discussed legal aspects such as the framework for green buildings in the UAE, policies to rehabilitate old buildings to keep pace with the challenges of climate change, and sustainable practices in the buildings of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

The forum aims to achieve sustainable and green development in line with the historic “UAE Consensus” at the recently concluded COP28.-COP28 concluded.

Ahmed Ibrahim Al Marzouqi, Executive Director of the Department’s Administrative Support Sector, said the forum was held in response to the groundbreaking outcomes of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) organized by the United Arab Emirates. .

Furthermore, it aligns with the strategic directions of the Year of Sustainability 2023 and operates within the framework of the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Deputy Prime Minister, Head of the Presidential Court and President of the Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi, to continue supporting efforts to establish an innovative legal and judicial system that helps solve problems and offer creative solutions.

Cutting-edge practices

Al Marzouqi emphasized the department’s commitment to upholding sustainability principles, implementing cutting-edge green and global building practices, investing in renewable energy, reducing consumption and increasing energy efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change, achieve sustainability and promote the environment. development.

The forum, chaired by Councilor Abdullah Faris Al Nuaimi, President of the Abu Dhabi Labor Court, covered a number of topics, including main strategies to strengthen laws relating to sustainable construction, the role of governments in maintaining infrastructure, the promotion of environmentally friendly practices, and the reduction of carbon emissions to create a more sustainable future, as well as the experiences and models of green fields and their importance in driving environmental protection initiatives.

Sustainable practices

The symposium focused on promoting sustainable practices within the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department building. He highlighted the department’s commitment to innovation through participation in multiple initiatives aimed at improving sustainability.

Notable efforts include installing solar panels on parking lots and buildings, actively participating in reducing the use of paper and plastic, organizing awareness workshops, and implementing various energy-saving initiatives.

Environmentally friendly

These efforts have collectively contributed to a substantial improvement in the ecological profile of the department’s buildings.

The forum covered international comparative experiences, UAE legislation regarding green buildings and the most important requirements and conditions for green buildings.

In addition, the causes of environmental pollution in all areas of society were discussed, with special attention to buildings and infrastructure.

The experience of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with the sustainability program was also analyzed, which aims to reduce waste, water and energy consumption.

Finally, the value of environmental taxes and incentives to promote sustainable development was discussed.

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