Dubai Electricity and Water Authority “Dewa” celebrates the global environmental event “Earth Hour” under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and with the participation of the Emirates Nature Association in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature.
The authority called on the dealers and all members of society to show their support for the planet by turning off lights and unnecessary electrical appliances from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday 28th of March this year, where the most prominent landmarks of Dubai and a large number of government and private buildings participate in this initiative Global Environment by turning off the lights during this hour, which is organized this year under the slogan “Through your voice for nature”.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority said: Thanks to the insightful vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God bless him,” and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai has become a role model in caring for various environmental issues and supporting global efforts to reduce global warming, indicating that Dubai was the first Arab city to participate in “Earth Hour” in 2008, confirming its leading role in supporting and embracing initiatives and events. That promotes public awareness of the issues Environmental.
Al Tayer called on dealers and all members of society to participate in the Earth Hour, which aims to raise awareness of the risks of global warming and climate change, and to establish a culture of rationalizing consumption and preserving natural resources, and making it an integral part of daily life.
He said: The goal of “Earth Hour” exceeds turning off lights and unnecessary devices for 60 minutes, as the overarching goal is to enhance environmental responsibility of community members and institutions and pledge to protect the planet and preserve limited natural resources through a sustainable lifestyle and emphasize the importance of uniting efforts And the need for joint action to confront environmental hazards to ensure a bright and sustainable future for our future generations.
It is noteworthy that the Emirate of Dubai achieved important results in reducing electricity consumption during the “Earth Hour 2019” as the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority recorded a decrease in electricity consumption in the emirate of 267 megawatts, equivalent to a decrease of 114 tons of carbon emissions .. and members of society can pledge to protect Earth and reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming and climate change through the authority’s website (www.dewa.gov.ae).