The United Arab Emirates has made its mark in the world by establishing its name in the infrastructure and tourism industry. Now it is focusing on its energy sector and developing it with a vision.
United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear power plant is said to go online in the early 2020s this marks UAE’s remarkable progress in the energy sector. As nuclear power plants are complex and tricky to manage, they can be seen as a parameter to see how much a nation is sophisticated in the field of energy. In a three-day visit to Washington, Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, presented an overview of the UAE’s early experience in transitioning to renewables that started at a time of widespread doubt about their viability and value, giving the country first-mover advantage and an excellent opportunity to emerge as a 21st century renewables superpower. Also, he stated that the UAE was one of the first countries in the region to heed the climate change warning and ratify the Paris Agreement. Since then, they have followed a systematic approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
With these remarks from the minister, the UAE is very focused to bring about a change per the Paris Climate Agreement and is keen on working with different institutions on the same. He has also highlighted that the carbon emissions from the oil wells and other petroleum processes will also be considered and will be bought under control.