May 11, 2023
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2023 will be a historic year for the UAE. The country is going to host the 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) from November 30, 2023 to December 12, 2023. 

According to Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change, COP28 will coincide with the UAE national day, which is December 2. And it will be a global event with participation from more than 80,000 delegates, including 140 heads of state and government, and more than 5,000 media professionals.

Dubai Expo City will serve as the venue for COP28. There can be no better location to host COP28 than Dubai Expo City, as both COP 28 and Expo 2020 Dubai have some goals in common: achieving sustainability and encouraging global cooperation to address global issues.

COP28 carries a lot of environmental expectations and is poised to take some major resolutions to combat climate change that are facing the world today. SSGM will play a key role in bridging the gap to facilitate climate resolution through the advancements of the green materials and sustainability through the engagement of all our partners and stakeholders who have interest in the sustainability and green materials. The position of the UAE as the host for COP28 reflects the government’s efforts to transform the economy into one that is fuelled by clean and renewable energy sources along with technological advancements and climate-smart solutions. The conference will primarily focus on the economic case for inclusive climate action. 

SSGM will be in the heart of this among other participants to facilitate and share innovative solutions working with local and regional industry partners and the communities., As an overview, some of the ‘green’ initiatives practiced, planned and will be considered by the UAE government. includes:

  • Maximization for the sources of renewable energy to help the development of more efficient f renewable energy generation Creation a Blueprint-Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, to a leading exporter of hydrogen by supporting low carbon industries. 
  • The large scale carbon capture facility (CCUS). To reducing the cost of solar energy.
  • Invest in helping nations with climate change threat, to include technologies such as solar, wind and battery storage are initiated in the UAE.
  • Net Zero 2050 to make the UAE carbon-neutral by mid-century. The UAE is among the first countries in the Middle East and North Africa to announce its commitment.